The sale of items from the legendary late collector set new participation records for a Sotheby’s UK auction.
The Chopard 201 carat watch is a luxury wristwatch featuring 874 diamonds1 in a variety of shapes, sizes and colours. The watch sold for $25 million in early 2000 making it the most expensive watch in the world2.
The watch resembles a flower both in function and form, with a mechanism that allows the diamonds that enclose the face to flip open like petals unfolding at the break of day.
The specifications for a number of the diamonds are as follows:
Main article: Chopard
Chopard is a Swiss company specialising in watches, jewellery and accessories established in 1860 by Louis-Ulysse Chopard. Nearly 100 years later, Chopard’s grandson, Paul-Andre sold the business to Karl Scheufele. Scheufele merged his own brand with Chopard’s to manufacture timepieces under the Chopard name. Today the company also manufactures jewellery and accessories ranging from fragrances to eyewear4.
Main article: List of notable watches
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