Imperiale

    Chopard timepieces are known for their striking beauty and luxury; the Chopard Imperiale superbly embodies these qualities. Created for the discriminating wristwatch buyer, the Imperiale is available in a variety of case materials and sizes, with or without a chronograph, and in automatic and manual versions, with cases available in 36 and 40 millimeters.

    From stainless steel to a spectrum of 18 and 22-karat gold, including white, rose and yellow, the Imperiale can reflect the light in so many wonderful ways. The most opulent Imperiale models are possibly Chopard luxury watches, flaunting faces ringed by an extravagant, glittering chain of select, expertly cut diamonds that overflow onto the band lugs. It is an adornment custom built for catching the eyes of anyone nearby.

    All versions of this watch feature elegant, dagger-style hour and minute hands, along with a delicately sculpted second hand that tapers to an impossibly fine point. The Imperiale's dial base is a work of art in its own right; the brilliant two-tone white/ off-white mother-of-pearl disc is painstakingly engraved, evoking a sense of softness as if it were an embroidered cushion. On this fantastic base is a set of Roman numerals at the three, six, nine and twelve o'clock positions with tick marks made of the case material representing numbers in between.

    Imperiale versions that do not include a chronograph feature a small, but easily readable date window that sits just west of the three o'clock marker. Those that feature a chronograph include the classic 60-second, 30-minute and 12-hour counter complications. The splendid gem-topped lotus-shaped crown sits by itself on the case center without any extraneous buttons cluttering the space, making for a truly elegant appearance.