IMPERIALE Joaillerie Rainbow – Empire Of Colours

Press Release – Baselworld 2019

IMPERIALE Joaillerie Rainbow – Empire Of Colours

IMPERIALE embodies splendour and majesty united in the contemporary lines of timepieces inspired by the great empires of history for modern-day empresses.

Graced with light effects and a profusion of colours, the two new creations of this watch collection crafted by Chopard are adorned with the colours of the rainbow expressed through multicoloured sapphires. Introduced in 18-carat rose gold with a white or grey dial and matching strap, these 36-mm IMPERIALE Joaillerie Rainbow watches display the passing hours on soft mother-of-pearl dials. Breathtaking watches to be worn like jewels.

Stunning rainbow

Entirely paved with diamonds, the 36-mm 18-carat rose gold case of the IMPERIALE Rainbow Jewellery watch offers a precious backdrop for women's finest hours. Like a rainbow adorning the horizon with its colourful spectrum, the 18-carat rose gold bezel of this precious timepiece is set with baguette-cut sapphires in shades ranging from orange to violet through yellow, green, blue and indigo. Rigorously selected by the jewellery artisans of the Maison, these precious stones have been meticulously sorted and set so that their colours blend together in a subtle and elegant gradient inspired by the shimmering reflections of sunshine after rain.
 

Chopard IMPERIALE Joaillerie Rainbow

This chromatic harmony is reflected on the dial: while the Roman numerals at 12, 3, 6 and 9 o'clock mirror the rose gold of the watch case, the intermediate hour-markers are set with colourful baguette-cut sapphires echoing the tones of the bezel. To welcome them, the dial itself is crafted from textured white or Tahitian mother-of-pearl, evoking the soft fluffiness of languorous clouds appearing on the horizon after a storm and from which rainbows emerge. In its centre, circled by diamonds, the characteristic arabesques of the IMPERIALE collection, inspired by embroidery on the fabrics of ancient empires, offer a delicate background echoing the openwork sword-shaped hours and minutes hands. The iridescence of mother-of-pearl matches the sparkle of precious stones in a dazzling celebration of light and colour. Exclusively available in Chopard boutiques, the IMPERIALE Joaillerie Rainbow watch is fitted with a white or grey leather strap matching the dial.

IMPERIALE collection

With its pure, stylised silhouette, the IMPERIALE watch collection offers a contemporary interpretation of the great symbols of historical empires. The arabesque motifs drawn from the embroidery of the draperies on which monarchs placed their insignia, openwork sword-shaped hands, Roman hour-markers and a crown curved like a lotus flower all evoke a glorious heritage, while the shape of the lugs recalls the tradition of ancient columns famed for their perfectly balanced proportions.
 

Chopard IMPERIALE Joaillerie Rainbow

The richness and finesse of these details make the collection an eminently feminine model, echoing the greatness of sovereigns. The IMPERIALE collection is above all an aura and a magnetic presence, just like the women who wear it. Assertive, all-conquering and radiant, it propels codes into contemporary mode and expresses its sculptural lines through elegant and sensual femininity. This wonderful energy is now magnified through the IMPERIALE Joaillerie Rainbow timepieces, treasures from a colourful and luminous empire for modern-day sovereigns.