For Chinese New Year, Chopard introduces the Imperiale watch, a classically styled timepiece, adorned with jade, an exceptional stone symbolising virtue and purity.
When the codes of contemporary elegance echo the grandeur of the Roman Empire, a true classic is clearly in the making. Born in the 1990s and entirely revisited in 2010, the Imperiale exudes an appeal stemming first and foremost from its harmonious proportions and refined details. Endowed with a powerful and symbolic character, it asserts itself as the natural choice for women impelled by an all-conquering spirit.
The serene strength of its details distils a wealth of characteristics that are all nods to the heyday of the imperial age, from the Roman numerals that punctuate the dial to the hands whose curves echo the tapered daggers used by sovereigns during battle. This new model sees the appearance of jade, the ultimate symbol of imperial dynasties. By definition extremely fragile and complex to work with, a vividly coloured jade of exceptional quality enhances the dial with its gleaming radiance.
A crown delicately curved like a lotus flower and set with diamonds is fitted on the case middle with its pure, sleek sides designed to give the model a lighter touch and a more luminous glow. The shape of the lugs echoes the tradition of ancient columns that are famed for their perfectly balanced proportions.
The sheer wealth and finesse of its details make the Imperiale collection an eminently feminine model, and its timeless chic revives the spirit and the splendour of imperial classicism.