The moon phase holds a place of its own in women’s hearts and Chopard is giving it pride of place within its stellar IMPERIALE collection. The cycle of the night star and the depiction of the constellations are an invitation to embark on a poetic journey through the shimmering nuances of white and pink mother-of-pearl, lit up by the fire of diamonds – the Chopard IMPERIALE Moonphase. This supreme sophistication extends through to the very heart of this creation, the self-winding Chopard 96.25-C movement stemming from the expertise of Chopard Manufacture.
Deliberate watchmaking content
As beautiful on the inside – with its Chopard 96.25-C movement – as it is on the outside, the IMPERIALE Moonphase is an eloquent reminder that watchmaking loves women. Horology is indeed the daughter of astronomy and bases its fundamentals of sequencing time on observing the heavenly pairing of the sun and moon.
Historically, it was also women who first began wearing watches on the wrist. The Chopard IMPERIALE Moonphase model is thus intended for ladies who are moved as much by technical complexity as by aesthetic elegance. The self-winding moon-phase movement driving this new creation and supplying it with an extremely comfortable 65-hour power reserve belongs to a proud lineage of ten calibres and their 70 variations, all entirely designed, developed and produced in-house. Certified by the most prestigious quality labels, they have propelled Chopard Manufacture to the status of a major player in the prestigious world of Haute Horlogerie.
The statuesque and sensual collection is graced with a wealth of details reminiscent of an Empire with a monumental heritage. Roman numerals were a natural choice for such an inherently noble creation. The shape of the lugs reflects the tradition of ancient columns, famed for their perfect proportions. The curvaceous outline of the hands is reminiscent of the tapered daggers that sovereigns used in combat. Another weapon of seduction lies in the small seconds at 6 o’clock, graced with interlacing arabesque motifs forming the famous Chopard IMPERIALE pattern, appearing here arrayed in textured mother-of-pearl.
The opulence of the dial is an open invitation to embark on a celestial journey in which the gaze is irresistibly drawn to gilded constellations standing out against a white and pink textured mother-of-pearl disc positioned at 12 o’clock and which reproduces the cycle of the night star – new moon, first quarter, full moon and last quarter. A ring of diamonds forms a radiant halo around this sky that harbours our destiny, framed by Roman numerals and diamond-set hour-markers against a white mother-of-pearl background.
The eminently refined design, the exquisite delicacy of the shimmering mother-of-pearl, the choice of softly powdery colours extending onto the pink leather strap, the presence of diamonds on the bezel and lug covers creating an inimitable luminous sparkle, along with the ideal 36 mm case diameter, all combine to make the Chopard Imperiale Moonphase an alluring timepiece radiating an aura of femininity.
Chopard IMPERIALE Moonphase Technical Specifications and Price
Ref. 384246-5001 – In ethical 18-carat rose gold
Functions and displays
- Central display of the hours and minutes
- Small seconds displayed at 6 o’clock
- Moonphase displayed at 12 o’clock
- Mechanical self-winding Chopard 96.25-C
- Diameter: 28.40 mm
- Thickness: 4.70 mm
- Number of jewels: 32
- Frequency: 28,800 vph (4Hz)
- Power reserve: 65 hours
- Moon disc covered with white and blue textured mother-of-pearl
- Chronometer certified (COSC)
- Ethical 18-carat rose gold
- Total diameter: 36.00 mm
- Thickness: 9.84 mm
- Water resistance: 50 m
- Crown, bezel and lug-cover in ethical 18-carat rose gold set with diamonds
- Glare-proofed sapphire crystal
- Exhibition back
Dial and hands:
- White and pink mother-of-pearl dial
- Gilded sword-shaped hour and minute hands
- Small seconds with gilded IMPERIALE pattern
- Rhodium Roman numerals and diamond-set hour-markers
- Diamond-set central decorative ring and second ring
Strap and buckle
- Pink leather strap
- Ethical 18-carat rose gold pin buckle
- CHF 52,600 / CHF 52,600 / $52,600 / ￥6,010,000