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El actor venezolano Alejandro Nones forma parte ahora de ese círculo de estrellas del cine, amigos de Chopard

Alejandro Nones

Amigo de Chopard

Patrocinador oficial del Festival de Cine de Cannes desde 1988, Chopard vive su pasión por el cine alimentada por su copresidenta y directora artística Caroline Scheufele, y se rodea de actores y actrices de gran talento. El actor venezolano Alejandro Nones forma parte ahora de ese círculo de estrellas del cine, amigos de Chopard, eligiendo las creaciones de Chopard para promocionar sus películas, la última, La Caja dirigida por Lorenzo Vigas – compitió en la 78 Edición del Festival de Cine de Venecia.

Desde que en 2007 se le viera en las pantallas mexicanas en Lola, érase una vez producida por Pedro Damián, Alejandro Nones se ha convertido en estos años en un actor muy conocido en la cinematografía latinoamericana, y actualmente gracias a su papel como Rodolfo Lazcano en la serie de Netflix ¿Quién mató a Sara?, su fama es reconocida internacionalmente.

En la 78 Edición del Festival de Cine de Venecia en septiembre de 2021, apareció con Caroline Scheufele para promocionar su última película La Caja dirigida por Lorenzo Vigas, que se presentó en competición oficial. Caroline Scheufele copresidenta y directora artística de Chopard y ferviente amante del cine, tuvo la oportunidad de expresar su admiración y respeto por el actor venezolano al que ha elegido como “amigo” de la Casa para representar el espíritu de las colecciones de hombre.

“Es un gran honor asociar un actor talentoso como Alejandro Nones con la imagen de nuestra Casa. Como perfecto gentleman, es sensible a las preocupaciones de Chopard sobre ética y Alta Relojería. Espero que le acompañemos en los logros de su brillante carrera” dijo Caroline Scheufele.

El mejor gentleman

Además de por su estilo, un gentleman contemporáneo se distingue por su integridad, carácter y personalidad. Guiado por la tradición es capaz de abrazar el futuro gracias a su espíritu innovador.  Se atreve a ser él mismo. Encuentra la belleza en su vida cotidiana a través de sus encuentros, su entorno y los objetos que le rodean, transformando su vida en una obra de arte.  Así es el retrato de Alejandro Nones, en el que Chopard ha reconocido al gentleman contemporáneo. Y como ningún objeto representa esos valores mejor que los relojes, Alejandro Nones confía en su colaboración con Chopard para encontrar los relojes en armonía con su personalidad en cada momento de su vida: una sutil mezcla de experiencia, innovación y emoción.

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2021 actresses Léa Seydoux and Ana de Armas attended the world premiere of No Time To Die wearing jewelry by Chopard

On Tuesday September 28th, 2021 actresses Léa Seydoux and Ana de Armas attended the world premiere of No Time To Die wearing jewelry by Chopard

Léa selected to wear a pair of “Nuage”  earrings featuring brilliant-cut diamonds (totalling 3.77cts) Lea also selected an exquisite butterfly ring featuring pear shaped diamonds (totaling 14.5cts) in 18-carat white gold from The Haute Joaillerie collection and Precious Lace collections.

Ana selected to wear a pair of earrings featuring brilliant pear cut diamonds (totaling 26.78cts) a ring featuring a marquise brilliant cut diamond (totaling 9ct) with further brilliant cut diamonds set in 18-carat white gold, another ring featuring emerald cut diamonds (7.45ct) set in FairMined white gold, a pair of round brilliant solitaire earrings and lastly a ring featuring diamonds in 18-carat white gold.

 

 

 

 

 

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HAPPY DIAMOND: CHOPARD’S ADN,  JULIA ROBERTS  INTERPRET THE JOIE DE VIVRE

HAPPY DIAMOND: CHOPARD’S ADN,  JULIA ROBERTS  INTERPRET THE JOIE DE VIVRE

They whirl, they waltz, they twirl, they appear to float as if weightless and almost make one forget the passing of time. There is nothing more mesmerising than the exquisite motion of the diamonds at the heart of Happy Diamonds watches and jewellery. Free to move at will, they seem to be vibrantly alive.

They perform free variations and dance as if they will do so forever. Diamonds make light of all prevailing rules and norms, including the law of gravity. Protected between two sapphire crystals, they spin according to the movements of the woman who wears the creations of the Maison on her arm, in the hollow of her neck or adorning her ears. A graceful double ballet generated by the wearer’s movements with which the diamonds keep step – or decide to follow their own path.

Invented by the Chopard workshops in the 1970s, the idea came out during a stroll in the Black Forest of Chopard decorator and designer Ronald Kurowski marvelled at the sight of a waterfall: the drops of water bursting from it reflecting the sunlight and shimmered like the colours of the rainbow. This vision sparked his brilliant idea of enabling diamonds to shine more brightly by freeing them from their retaining claw settings and enabling them to move about freely. But above all, so that they can whirl freely on the watch face, the dancing diamonds are set in a domed cylinder culet. When she caught sight of them, Karin Scheufele spontaneously exclaimed “these diamonds are happier because they are set free”, everybody was agreed that the sentence was very appropriated, and they called them “Happy Diamonds”.

Since the Happy Diamonds, the history of Chopard has been punctuated by iconic collections that have made their mark on the development of both watchmaking and jewellery, no doubt that the most important was the creation of the Happy Sport watch.

Happy Sport is the stroke of genius of a young woman driven by boundless daring and creativity. First introduced by Caroline Scheufele in 1993, it bears within it the countless transformations of an era and embodies Joie de Vivre and the free-spirited attitude to which contemporary women aspire.

Having become a quintessential fashion and watchmaking icon, the Happy Sport collection has continued to stage the enchanting choreography of its dancing diamonds through a multitude of variations that have appealed to every generation, embodying a new way of contemplating time. A look back at this true watchmaking legend. As a young woman, she sparked Chopard’s first profound transformation by launching the family Maison into jewellery-making with her clown pendant design. Having entered the field of design through this masterstroke, Caroline Scheufele – now serving as Co-President and Artistic Director – was driven from the early 1990s by the idea of a versatile watch whose precious, casual appearance would make it equally easy to wear on a tennis court, at a business lunch or for an evening out on the town.

She picked up the concept of dancing diamonds, she decided to place them between two sapphire crystals above the dial. One of her workshop foremen told her it was impossible, before nonetheless promising: “Caroline! If you manage to sell these watches, I’ll give you one rose for each of them.” That only further strengthened the determination of the woman who has always considered that “no” is not an answer. She busied herself with transforming this idea into a viable project. The result presented in 1993 was a real surprise.

For the first time in watchmaking history, here was a watch mingling steel and diamonds, fitted with a soft, comfortable pebble-link bracelet, set with cabochon-cut sapphires on the lugs and on the crown echoing the understated blued hands; and finally, featuring a white dial enhanced by seven diamonds caught up in an animated dance recalling the whirlwind of life itself. The aptly named Happy Sport became a new casual chic fashion icon, acclaimed by the press and in strong demand in the markets. Over the years, Happy Sport has generated a magnificent array of interpretations equalled by very few other watches. This abundance has enabled the collection to become the first collector’s item ladies’ watch. Today, for the first time, the Happy Sport watch is appearing in an optimally comfortable 33 mm-diameter case inspired by the ‘golden ratio’ principles of aesthetic harmony. Seven new references are joining the collection in a rich variety of models: four two-tone featuring a Lucent Steel A223 case embellished with ethical 18-carat rose gold, and three entirely crafted from ethical 18-carat rose gold, available on a leather strap or metal bracelet. An eighth version in ethical 18-carat white gold is entirely set with diamonds. All of them beat to the rhythm of the Chopard Manufacture 09.01-C movement with automatic winding and each dial is graced with the legendary dancing diamonds.

And to pay homage to the first Happy Sport Watch, Chopard, now presents Happy Sport the First, adding major innovations: a new case in Lucent Steel A223 redesigned in a 33 mm diameter inspired by the principles of the golden ratio, as well as the Manufacture Chopard 09.01-C movement with automatic winding.

For the launch of the new Happy Diamonds film starring Julia Roberts and directed by Xavier Dolan, we talked in an exclusive interview with Caroline Scheufele, Chopard Co-President and Artistic Director she gives an intimate perspective on the things that inspire her and her commitment to Chopard’s creative edge.

 

As a little girl, you made your first watch from aluminium foil as a present for your parents. How did they introduce you to the creative process?

The first thing my father taught me to do, before I learned the alphabet, was to read the time on a Mickey Mouse watch he brought me from America. This was my first contact with watches, so I looked for anything I could find – paper, aluminium and anything else – to make my own timepiece. The only mistake I made was that I got confused with my piano lessons and wrote Chopin on the dial instead of Chopard!

Chopard is one of the rare family Maisons in the watchmaking world and you are regularly seen with your family at major events. How does your family contribute to making you the woman you are?

One of the things I love most about Asia is that families are very close, with traditions such as having Sunday lunches together or the kids tending to spend time at home. Our family is very similar. In addition to living near each other we work very closely together and I have shared an office with my brother since forever. Chopard is a family-owned and independent Maison. This is one of our main strengths and a great blessing in many ways. We don’t always agree on things, but we like to make decisions together and work as a team with regard to business development, global strategy, production, distribution, new designs, and new products. We hope we will always be able to continue working this way.

How do you think one becomes a creator? Both you and your brother took drawing lessons during your childhood from a teacher who had a great influence on your training. How important was this to your creative process?

We are a very creative family. My brother draws and paints very well. I think our lessons were really the door that opened the way to what we are doing at Chopard today both in terms of what he does in the masculine environment and what I do with regard to jewellery and the ladies’ side of things. My brother is also very passionate about the mechanics of watches and complicated movements however and particularly excels when it comes to his other Maison, La Chronométrie Ferdinand Berthoud. It is there that he can truly express himself.

Even today, you never leave home without a sketchbook. As an artistic director, do you think that the need to express your ideas through design is inherent to the nature of creators or do you think that it is a talent that you have to work on?

I think it is a bit of both. On the one hand, being creative never stops and on the other, creators are always searching for something new. One cannot simply push a button and be creative. It is an ongoing process – often in the back of one’s mind. Due to that, I always have my sketchbook at hand, including next to my bed at night, because I might dream of something and not remember the next morning. I may just write down a word so that I remember what happened during the night in the morning. One might have an idea at any moment of the day, even during a dinner – I sometimes even sketch on napkins! To create is a wonderful thing but it’s also a responsibility as one always has to come up with something new.

In 1985, you created your first jewel for Chopard: the Happy Clown. Initially intended to be a one-of-a-kind creation, it soon became a success that marked the beginning of jewellery-making at Chopard. Did you have any idea of this little clown’s potential when you made this sketch?

Never! I was still at school when I designed that little clown. As a child, I loved to go to the circus. And apart from the acrobats and all the animation, my favourite act was the clowns, because although they’re sad, they make people laugh. As a result, I designed the little clown with diamonds in his tummy. And as a surprise, when my father saw the design, he produced it for me for Christmas. I thought it was a unique piece, but a bit later I went to the workshop and saw lots of them. That was the beginning of jewellery at Chopard.

The idea of dancing diamonds came from the vision of a waterfall and droplets gleaming under the sun’s rays. Can you tell us more about them?

Actually, the Happy Diamonds concept has existed for much longer than I have been involved in the Maison, but I’ve always been fascinated by seeing these little diamonds spin around and actually talk about dancing from their place within the pieces of jewellery or the watches.

My mum invented the name Happy Diamonds. When she saw the first prototype in our workshops, she said: “Diamonds are happier when they are free”. Just as a person who is free is happy. Everybody agreed that her comment was very accurate, and it became the name of the entire collection.

In the 1990s, you decided to create a new watch with dancing diamonds: the Happy Sport. When you presented the project, is it true that a workshop manager originally didn’t believe in it very much?

Actually, not just the workshop manager, but the whole watch development team, along with my parents…  They thought it was a crazy idea to put diamonds in a steel case when diamonds are normally hosted in white gold or in platinum. But there was nothing to prevent it. Steel isn’t a precious metal but it’s cool, young, and fun and you can wear it around the clock. It was a big battle, however. And when it came to producing it, it was another challenge because everybody thought I had definitely gone mad. But I’m a very persistent person who doesn’t take no for an answer. The more I hear no, the more determined I am.  Anyway, it did happen, and the results are clearly visible. I remember the workshop manager saying that for every watch sold, he would give me a rose. I ought to have a rose plantation by now!

Did he keep his promise?  

As we had this little bet, at the end of the day, he kept his promise. One Sunday morning, I received a beautiful rose tree for my garden!

What were the Happy Sport’s technical challenges?

Originally, in the classical Happy Diamonds watches, the dancing diamonds were just allowed to spin around the dial. In the Happy Sport, they’re totally free, because they’re floating over the watch. This was a technical challenge because we had to find the aesthetic balance between the case, the dial, the first sapphire crystal, the position of the dancing diamonds and the next sapphire crystal, which made it quite complicated. Then, of course, the watch had to be waterproof. That was another technical challenge.

For me, when you say Happy, it says it all. The diamonds inside are actually truly free. They’re not stuck in a setting where they can’t move. And when you see them dancing, you realize it was worth the challenges!

Like Yves Saint Laurent, whose invention of luxury ready-to-wear enabled women to dress in designer clothes on a daily basis, your introduction of the Happy Sport took the mystique out of jewellery watches, meaning women could wear them 24/7. You invented the watch of the free-spirited 1990s woman. What does being a free-spirited woman mean today?

When I invented the Happy Sport, it was most of all because I was doing a lot of sport myself. That’s why the word “sport” is in there. At Chopard, we had a few summer watches, which were cool sporty pieces. But I really wanted something with a bit of sparkle that you could wear around the clock, suitable for going swimming, water-skiing, playing tennis, shopping, taking the kids to school, going to the office or going to a cocktail party. So if there was no time to change, you would already be somewhat dressed up with little diamonds dancing on your wrist. For me, that was what being a free spirit was all about, because today’s women are all active, whether it’s taking care of several kids or doing charitable work or travelling or working… And this watch is just perfect for all of it.

Women no longer simply look at the time, they take the time to contemplate the choreography of the diamonds. Were you aware that you would revolutionized our relationship with time this much?

I wasn’t really thinking of shaking up the watchmaking industry, I was just doing my job, which is also my passion, namely creating and designing. Maybe I did come up with something very unusual and unexpected, which is often the case with the best creations. But I had no idea that we would come that far with this watch.

How do you explain that the Happy Sport is still as contemporary today as it was when it was created in 1993? When young women come to your boutiques asking for the same Happy Sport that their mothers and grandmothers wore, what do you feel?

It’s a watch that somehow really crosses generations. I think this is how icons are born, when something is passed on from grandmother to mother to daughter. I had no idea when I first designed it that this would be the case.

How do you wear your own Happy Sport or think it should be styled?

I would mix and mismatch it. You could wear it alone, or with beautiful Happy Hearts bangles, or with some beautiful diamond bracelets that would also go well with it to dress it up. I also wear the iconic clown pendant with it, so it definitely lends itself to being dressed up or down. That is the beauty of the Happy Sport. You can easily pair the steel version with a diamond ring. There is no “no go”.

Since 2015, Happy Hearts has also become a jewellery icon. How did this idea come up?

It was during a very boring meeting! When I get bored, I start designing, so I doodled around. We already had these long chains with simple empty hearts, which I also design. And I thought about giving them some colour and started colouring the hearts. One often doesn’t see things that are glaringly obvious as was the case in this instance. Subsequently, the trend was for young girls and women to wear lots of chains and good luck charms and bangles. As a result, we came up with the bangle, which is beautiful as well as being lovely to wear because it’s very soft and easy to put on and take off.

You chose Julia Roberts to embody the Happy collections. Was she an obvious choice? Why this particular actress?

When we first talked about launching a Happy Diamonds film, the team said it would be nice to have an ambassador with an incredible smile. So I immediately suggested Julia Roberts! I said that to my mind she has the most radiant smile on the planet! Who doesn’t like Pretty Woman? Who wouldn’t want to be Pretty Woman? She is one of my all-time favourite actresses. She has made great movies including Erin Brockovich. She’s the kind of actress that shines from the inside out. She’s a happy person. She has this sunny energy fostering hope that everything will be reborn even more beautiful than before, as well as amazing magnetism and inextinguishable Joie de Vivre. Julia Roberts was the only person I felt could convey the free-spirited charisma of Happy Diamonds and that is exactly how I wanted the Happy Sport watch portrayed.

How did you come up with the idea of entrusting the film to Xavier Dolan? How did you meet him?

He is one of the darlings of the Cannes Film Festival, where I met him. As one of my favourite directors, I immediately thought I should ask him to collaborate on our project so he could capture the emotions I wanted to convey thanks to his sharp attention to detail, which is what makes the intensity of his movies. He was instantly enchanted with the idea of working with Chopard and Julia Roberts and has turned out to be a very good choice.

 

This brings us to your historical partnership with the Cannes Film Festival that reflects your love for cinema. When did this passion strike you? Tell us the story of your collaboration.

I have loved going to the cinema ever since I as a little girl, and I still do. The beauty of movies, whether they’re romantic, scary or educational is that they take you into another world completely for two hours. I think that’s what initially led me to Cannes.  I had always followed the festival from afar, however, and one day I suggested opening a boutique during the festival because of all the celebrities in town. I went to Paris to investigate the possibilities and met Pierre Viot, then president of the Festival. He was charming and he invited me to redesign the Palme d’or, for the 50th anniversary. I left Paris that afternoon with the old version Palme under my arm and stormed into my brother’s office in Geneva and told him I was going to redesign the Palme d’or. He looked at me as if I were completely mad but that was how it all began. Twenty-four years after the new Palme d’Or was unveiled in its current form, the love story continues. Since 2014, as part of our Journey to Sustainable Luxury, the trophy is made of Fairmined gold. We also created the Chopard Trophy in 2001, in order to reward young acting talents. Chopard belongs to Cannes and a bit of Cannes belongs to Chopard.

As one of these free-spirited women, you were at the origin of the Journey To Sustainable Luxury initiated in 2013 by Chopard. Today, sustainability is at the heart of the concerns of all the major maisons. Tell us how you came up with this visionary idea?

In 2012 at the Oscars, Livia Firth asked where our gold comes from. My immediate reply was “from the bank” but that wasn’t really the expected answer. There are millions of men and women digging up gold, often working in unsafe conditions and unfairly compensated for their work, or not at all. From that moment onwards, I was determined to embark on a mission to change not only Chopard as a company but also the entire industry. Sustainability is a Journey which never ends. And today, more than ever, our priority has to be to protect the people on the ground who make our business possible. Once we became aware of the situation, there was no going back. All of us at Chopard are convinced of the importance of putting ethical issues at the heart of our concerns. The sourcing of responsibly mined gold for our watch and jewellery production was one of the biggest milestones on our Journey to Sustainable Luxury.

 

People who know you say that your optimism and positivity are contagious. What are your tips for happiness?

First of all, I think you have to be happy in yourself. Otherwise, you can’t make others happy. It doesn’t cost much to smile. I always see the glass half full, not half empty, and I think waking up in a good mood, going to work in a good mood, and sharing your good mood with your team is essential.

What is your favourite motto?

Be happy!

And dance with your Happy Diamonds, of course.

Happy Talk

with Julia Roberts

  1. Something that makes you happy instantly? 

The sunrise. Instantly is very specific…

  1. A movie that makes you happy?

The Philadelphia Story is a movie that makes me happy, to think about or to watch.

  1. Your happiness tips?

-1- be kind to others;

-2 -surround yourself with loving, kind, compassionate people;

-3- kissing, followed by dancing as a close second.

  1. Your favourite qualities in a woman?

Depth, soulfulness and just a real personal strength.

  1. Your greatest extravagance?

Travel.

  1. What makes you laugh?

Cleverness; not so much things that are funny, but things that are clever: a thoughtful thread to humour.

  1. What do dancing diamonds evoke to you?

Perhaps the idea that something is going to happen!

  1. How does your Happy Sport watch make you feel?

There is something about having a watch and every time you look at it seeing all these sparkling diamonds whirling around; it’s pretty awesome and truly good stuff.

  1. What does being a free-spirited woman mean today?

Being comfortable in your convictions and sharing your convictions with those around you. Not all women have those liberties and I am very grateful that I have them.

  1. How important to you is responsible luxury?

I would say that the idea of responsible luxury is something that not enough brands pay attention to. The thing with a Maison like Chopard is that it has really pioneered the idea of having a conscience, leading the charge and setting an example for other brands to follow.

  1. What is so special about Chopard?

Chopard just represents this timeless idea of elegance and sparkle and being ladylike. You kind of think: “When I grow up I want to be having a great time and wearing watches and earrings by Chopard”… and now look at me, I’m all grown up!

  1. Your favourite motto? 

The motto that I repeat the most is “no way out but through”.

  1. What’s your present state of mind?

I am really happy right now; it’s been such a beautiful day and I have felt such a really great sense of kinship that I had not expected today, so I’m superhappy.

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Red Carpet Collection – A jewellery ‘Paradise’

CHOPARD

Red Carpet Collection

A jewellery ‘Paradise’

It is a uniquely magical moment, the most glamorous event of the year. For the Cannes Festival, which Chopard has been officially partnering since 1998, the Maison’s workshops annually rise to a new pinnacle of creativity by reinventing the miracle of the Red Carpet Collection.

A stunning demonstration of jewellery-making prowess lighting up a lifelong passion for the cinema and paying tribute to the actresses who embody its radiant energy during the legendary ascent of the staircase. With the opening of the Cannes Festival on 6 July 2021, Chopard’s Co-President and Artistic Director, Caroline Scheufele, is unveiling all 74 creations composing this collection, themed around a fabulous haven of fantasy. Paradise expresses all the dreamy richness of which Caroline Scheufele is capable, flinging wide open the doors to the palaces of the imagination.

Theatre of dreams

Each piece of jewellery stems from an emotion, each culminating from an idea in a creation. Then comes the sketch, the mosaic of precious stones, colours like destinations, and a wild desire to share. For the opening of the Cannes Festival  (6 to 17 July) , Caroline Scheufele is unveiling the traditional Red Carpet Collection.. A creative universe whose texture and density unfold in the dazzling landscape of her imagination. Like a director, this keen film-lover orchestrates each of her collections around a real narrative, a master canvas within which her creations come to life and give substance to her vision.

Paradise, a haven of marvels

The Paradise-themed Red Carpet Collection 2021 takes us into a universe dear to the Maison: that of unspoilt, generous and sublime nature. A dreamlike and fertile place, permanently accessible to everyone, free to imagine its contours and to go there to recharge their batteries as they please. A ‘Paradise’ to be found within oneself, according to one’s imagination and desires. A realm of all possibilities.

When instilling a baroque, fanciful spirit into the Collection, Caroline Scheufele drew inspiration from the lush nature of the mythological or real places populating her fantasy repertoire. A bountiful Garden of Eden, where precious stones are picked like berries, where plants and an

imals offer their songs and spectacular colours; a secret landmark, like the island of Pantelleria, where the telluric depth of the volcanic rocks is reflected in the crystalline transparency of the waters where Caroline Scheufele loves to immerse her gaze; or a supernatural, vision of nature resembling that of the fantasy film Avatar, a metaphorical space in which to find refuge, to escape the hostility of reality and to find a new lease on life.

Among the countless references enlivening Caroline Scheufele’s majestic world, the Artistic Director has brilliantly enlisted a whole range of creative resources. She explained: “The Red Carpet Collection always gives me the opportunity to give free rein to my creativity and this year I was inspired by the idea of Paradise: I wanted our creations to invite women on a journey towards a comforting haven, an imaginary world brimming with dreams and optimism.” She continued: “There are various ways of envisaging one’s personal Paradise and I have tried to give life to these multiple worlds within the Red Carpet Collection through creations honouring fauna, flora and the finest gemstones, as well as by designing jewellery that is part of the fantasy of movies.”

“The Red Carpet Collection is a jewellery masterpiece made possible by the skill of all the artisans who pool their talents in our Haute Joaillerie ateliers. Each of these creations is a work of art in itself.

Chopard, sculptor of wonders

Among the Chopard Haute Joaillerie collections, Red Carpet is the one that embodies the ultimate dazzlement, nourished by Caroline Scheufele’s curious and lively view of the world. This collection also highlights the extraordinary work of the Artisans who exercise their skills in Chopard’s Haute Joaillerie’s Geneva workshops, the largest in Switzerland. From design to volume, from goldsmithing to gemsetting craftsmanship, these Artisans combine their talents in giving life to this collection of 74 creations corresponding to the number of years since the Cannes Festival first began.

Each year, the challenge of creating a collection of this magnitude in the same workshop is taken up by the Artisans, who apply their own genius and expertise to each creation. In this respect, the Red Carpet Collection symbolises the quintessence of classic jewellery-making expertise and carefully preserved tradition, nurtured by a fresh eye and a genuine avant-garde spirit. It is in this commitment of heart and mind, expressed through the nobility of hand craftsmanship, that the emotion of this new collection unfolds, impelled by the fertile spirit of fabulous odysseys.

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JUH-JUNG YOUN, H.E.R., OLIVIA COLMAN,  ANGELA BASSETT Y DUA LIPA CON JOYAS DE CHOPARD EN LA GALA DE LOS OSCAR 2021

JUH-JUNG YOUN, H.E.R., OLIVIA COLMAN,  ANGELA BASSETT Y DUA LIPA

CON JOYAS DE CHOPARD

EN LA GALA DE LOS OSCAR 2021

 

 

H.E.R: ganadora a la mejor canción original  “Fight for You”  de la película Judas and the Black Messiah,  H.E.R. eligió unos pendientes de oro blanco ético de 18k  engastados con diamantes talla oval; un anillo de oro blanco ético de 18k engastado con un zafiro y diamantes; otro anillo de oro blanco ético de 18k engastado de diamantes y zafiros todo de la colección de Alta Joyería y 2 anillos engastados con diamantes y un zafiro de la colección  L’Heure du Diamant.

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – APRIL 25: H.E.R., winner of Best Original Song for “Fight For You” from “Judas and the Black Messiah,” poses in the press room at the Oscars on Sunday, April 25, 2021, at Union Station in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello-Pool/Getty Images)

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – APRIL 25: H.E.R. attends the 93rd Annual Academy Awards at Union Station on April 25, 2021 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Chris Pizzello-Pool/Getty Images)

 

Yuh-Jung Youn, ganadora del Oscar a la mejor actriz de reparto en la película Minari : pendientes de oro blanco ético de 18k engastados de diamantes, un anillo y un brazalete  de la colección de Alta Joyería

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – APRIL 25: (L-R) Yuh-Jung Youn, winner of Best Actress in a Supporting Role for “Minari,” poses with Brad Pitt in the press room at the Oscars on Sunday, April 25, 2021, at Union Station in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello-Pool/Getty Images)

Olivia Colman, Nominada a mejor actriz de reparto en la película The Father: pendientes de oro blanco ético de 18k engastados con diamantes talla pera y talla brillante de la colección  “Precious Lace,” y tres anillos de las colecciones “Happy Precious” y  “Green Carpet”.

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM – APRIL 26: Olivia Colman arrives at a screening of the Oscars on April 26, 2021 in London. (Photo by Alberto Pezzali-Pool/Getty Images)

Angela Bassett: Pendientes de oro blanco ético de 18k engastados de rubíes y diamantes, un anillo de oro blanco ético engastado con una turmalina oval y diamantes, un brazalete de platino engastado de diamantes y un anillo de la colección “Magical Setting” de oro blanco ético de 18k engastado de diamantes.

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – APRIL 25: Angela Bassett attends the 93rd Annual Academy Awards at Union Station on April 25, 2021 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Chris Pizzello-Pool/Getty Images)

 

Dua Lipa asistió a la gala de la Fundación AIDS de Elton John  con unos pendientes de oro blanco ético de 18k engastados de esmeraldas y diamantes de la colección   “Precious Lace 

UNSPECIFIED – APRIL 25: In this image released on April 25, Dua Lipa attends the 29th Annual Elton John AIDS Foundation Academy Awards Viewing Party on April 25, 2021. (Photo by David M. Benett/Getty Images for the Elton John AIDS Foundation)

UNSPECIFIED – APRIL 25: In this image released on April 25, (L-R) Dua Lipa and Sir Elton John attend the 29th Annual Elton John AIDS Foundation Academy Awards Viewing Party on April 25, 2021. (Photo by David M. Benett/Getty Images for the Elton John AIDS Foundation)

 

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Gillian Anderson con joyas de Chopard en la entrega Screen Actors Guild Awards

Gillian Anderson con joyas de Chopard en la entrega de los SAG (Screen Actors Guild Awards )

La actriz eligió un collar de oro ético de 18k engastado de diamantes talla pera de la colección Green Carpet y un anillo de oro blanco ético de 18k engastado diamantes de la colección Precious Lace

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Happy Hearts – El «Gran Corazón» de Chopard late al unísono de la Naked Heart Foundation de Natalia Vodianova

Happy Hearts

El «Gran Corazón» de Chopard late al unísono de la Naked Heart Foundation de Natalia Vodianova

Happy Hearts: más que una joya es un símbolo. La generosidad del corazón asociada a una creatividad sin límites. Latiendo al unísono de las causas amadas por Caroline Scheufele, el corazón, símbolo de la Casa, insufla su energía vibrante a la Colección Happy Hearts. Vestidas de un nácar rosa suave, alegres e infinitamente elegantes, las nuevas creaciones Happy Hearts en favor de la Naked Heart Foundation de Natalia Vodianova palpitan alegremente a través de una delicada pulsera rígida, un collar largo y unos pendientes ‘chandelier’ de oro ético de 18 quilates rosa o blanco.  

Dulzura, talismán, prueba de amor: Happy Hearts tiene toda la belleza de la generosidad que se extiende a las joyas. Esta edición de nácar rosa viene a reforzar la colaboración entre dos mujeres de gran corazón: Caroline Scheufele, copresidenta y directora artística de Chopard, y Natalia Vodianova, fundadora de la Naked Heart Foundation, que trabaja incesantemente para mejorar la vida diaria de los niños más desfavorecidos.

Sobre esta colaboración con Chopard Natalia Vodianova ha declarado: «Aunque pudiera parecer que mi mundo está muy centrado en la belleza, siempre he creído que en la vida deberíamos guiarnos por lo que nos llega al corazón y no dejarnos seducir solamente por la belleza de las cosas. Caroline es una persona que combina las dos cosas y lo hace maravillosamente bien. Sus creaciones deslumbrantes no son más que una parte muy pequeña de un todo más amplio y la ya larga asociación con la Naked Heart Foundation es un magnífico ejemplo de ello. La belleza sola, por sí misma, puede resultar vacía. Pero la belleza combinada con la bondad y la empatía es otra cosa completamente distinta».

Tras la pulsera rígida, figura emblemática de la colección Happy Hearts, las creaciones de oro ético rosa o blanco de 18 quilates vestidas de nácar rosa y diamantes y dedicadas a la Fundación se enriquecen con un collar largo y un par de pendientes extraordinariamente carismáticos. Formados por dos colgantes que destilan su luz a través de una cascada que va de un lado a otro del lóbulo, los pendientes ‘chandelier’ encuentran su reflejo en el largo collar flexible y móvil que se adapta magníficamente a los diferentes movimientos del cuerpo. Por cada pieza vendida de esta edición especial, una parte de los beneficios se entrega a la Naked Heart Foundation con el fin de apoyar sus iniciativas.

La Fundación Naked Heart

La Fundación Naked Heart es una organización benéfica fundada en 2004 por la top model y filántropa Natalia Vodianova. Su principal misión es ayudar a los niños a construir una sociedad universal, abierta a las personas discapacitadas que tienen necesidades especiales, fomentando el juego y la creación de servicios de ayuda gratuitos para las familias más desfavorecidas. Hasta este momento ya se han construido 195 instalaciones de juegos de integración para niños de todos los niveles de aptitud. Además, la fundación sigue apoyando a una serie de pequeñas ONGs rusas que están dedicadas a ayudar a los niños que tienen necesidades especiales, dirige los centros de ayuda a las familias, colabora en la formación de los maestros de una serie de escuelas y guarderías especializadas que utilizan tecnologías modernas para trabajar con los niños autistas. Apoya proyectos que organizan campamentos de integración de verano y de otoño para los niños que tienen necesidades especiales y sus padres, y organiza el foro anual internacional « Every Child Deserves a Family » (Cada Niño Merece una Familia) para los profesionales de la infancia, que atrae a centenares de especialistas de todo el mundo.

Chopard, la Casa del Gran Corazón 

Chopard, la Casa del Gran Corazón, siempre ha considerado la entrega y la generosidad como sus valores fundamentales. «Cuando se tiene la suerte de vivir una vida en la que todo te sonríe, lo justo es ayudar a aquellos cuya vida es una prueba», Caroline Scheufele ha comprendido perfectamente que Chopard, empresa familiar transmitida de generación en generación, no debe de limitarse a vender unas creaciones relojeras y joyeras excepcionales, sino que su deber es poner el éxito de la familia y la influencia de la Casa al servicio de compromisos filantrópicos.

“Even though my world is very much connected with beauty, I have always believed that we should pursue in life what catches our heart, not our eyes. Caroline is a person who does both, and does it wonderfully. Dazzling pieces she creates are only part of the whole picture, and a long partnership with The Naked Heart Foundation is a great example of it. Beauty by itself can be empty. Beauty that supports kindness and empathy is another story altogether.”

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CHOPARD | Happy Diamonds Icons – Heart-themed talismans

CHOPARD | Happy Diamonds Icons – Heart-themed talismans

A bold stroke, a harmonious shape, the symbol of a family. Mischievous and ever-spinning. This is the essence of Chopard jewellery: the heart, stemming from the Maison’s ceaseless quest for perfection. Enhanced by the play of legendary dancing diamonds, it enjoys pride of place in the Happy Diamonds Icons talisman jewellery collection, which welcomes a range of rings, bracelets, pendants and earrings in ethical gold. Creations exuding a truly mesmerising charm.

The Chopard heart and its pleasing proportions

Tender and playful, mischievous and generous, a cult symbol and so very joyful! The heart is a universal motif uniting all those whose generosity and kindness infuse feelings with authentic nobility. Chopard has found the quintessential archetype of this design, representing the ultimate in terms of elaboration and sculptural perfection.

Happy Diamonds Icons embodies the culmination of this quest for perfect shapes and proportions: a series of hearts set or polished in ethical 18-carat rose, white or yellow gold, belonging to a collection that has become an essential part of women’s wardrobes. Between two sapphire crystals, diamonds, alone or in a trio, move freely within this pulsating heart. An eternal dance of diamonds to remember that you love and are loved.

The Happy Diamonds Icons collection consists of a pair of sleeper earrings as well as adorable chip earrings, each with a dancing diamond. Its jewellery repertoire also includes rings, pendants and supple bracelets: slender jewellery that can be daringly stacked, revealing the distinctive signature of the Chopard woman. They are the intimate allies of everyday life, talismans from which one is never parted and are worn like a second skin.  Finally, the bangle stages a close encounter between two hearts, as the three dancing diamonds of the first heart engage in a mischievous pas de deux with the solitary dancing diamond of the second heart. An airy and mesmerising face to face.

Happy Diamonds: Chopard’s bold move

Happy Diamonds were born when Karin Scheufele first laid eyes on the initial sketch of the dancing diamonds and spontaneously exclaimed: “These diamonds are happier when they are free!”. Revelling in their freedom between two sapphire crystals, the diamonds could thus follow their wearer’s every move. Since then, they have become iconic and have never ceased to inspire and accompany the emancipation of women in a liberating and joyful movement, driven by the energy of the Co-President and Artistic Director of the Maison, Caroline Scheufele.

 

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CHOPARD – L.U.C XP Urushi Spirit of Shí Chen

chopard L.U.C XP Urushi Spirit of Shí Chen

L.U.C XP Urushi Spirit of Shí Chen

Swiss Haute Horlogerie meets Chinese zodiac tradition

Steeped in the aesthetic codes of Chinese culture, the L.U.C XP Urushi Spirit of Shí Chen is the first L.U.C timepiece to display the traditional Chinese timekeeping system, Shí Chen. The animals of the zodiac that symbolises them parade slowly by on an Urushi lacquer disc, accompanied by the symbol of prosperity and its god Lu Xing. This creative new complication exists as an 88-piece limited edition. Its L.U.C 96.29-L Chopard Manufacture movement is housed in a 40 mm ethical 18-carat rose gold case of peerless symbolic and physical finesse.

Carved from a block of ethical 18-carat rose gold, the L.U.C XP Urushi Spirit of Shí Chen is a talisman timepiece, an allegory of beliefs related to the Chinese zodiac and luck. It represents the first time that an Haute Horlogerie watch displays Shí Chen, the traditional Chinese time system, as a complication. It consists of twelve two-hour units, each one represented by an animal from the zodiac cycle. The day thus begins at 11pm with the hour of the Rat and ends with the hour of the Pig, while noon is in the middle of the hour of the Horse.

L.U.C XP Urushi Spirit of Shí Chen

chopard L.U.C XP Urushi Spirit of Shí Chen

The Chinese zodiac bestiary enhanced by the art of Urushi

The procession of 12 animals slowly parades through a large aperture at 12 o’clock, enabling a dual time read-off: one traditional and the other based on the international system. This succession of zodiac signs also underlines the creativity and mastery of the Chopard Manufacture artisans. In addition, the dial and Shí Chen disc of this timepiece are made of Japanese lacquer. Faithful to Asian traditions, Chopard has worked right from the start with the finest Japanese lacquer artisans, who craft dials using the traditional Urushi lacquer technique.

The 88 dials of the L.U.C XP Urushi Spirit of Shí Chen are produced by the workshops of the century-old Yamada Heiando company and crafted by Master lacquer specialist Minori Koizumi. In accordance with the distinctive Maki-e technique, gold flakes sprinkled between the layers of lacquer illuminate the 40 mm ethical 18-carat rose gold case from within.

A creation placed under the protection of the god of prosperity

At the centre of the L.U.C XP Urushi Spirit of Shí Chen dial is the golden, embossed emblem of the god Lu Ying, who is one of the three deities – together with Fu Xing and Shou Xing – respectively dedicated to prosperity, happiness and longevity, symbolically summing up the characteristics of a full life. This star of prosperity also refers to fame and influence and is an omnipresent sign in Chinese culture, where auspices, symbols and representations playing on the nature of ideograms are essential.

 

A timepiece endowed with great technical refinement

To equip the L.U.C XP Urushi Spirit of Shí Chen, Chopard has created the L.U.C 96.29-L calibre, an exclusive variation of the 96 family, featuring a disc that completes a full rotation in 24 hours. This mechanical movement with automatic winding is just 3.97 mm thick thanks to its micro-rotor, a small oscillating weight neatly integrated into the calibre. Made of ethical 22-carat gold, it boasts high inertia enabling it to wind the two barrels efficiently. The latter are stacked in accordance with Chopard Twin Technology and are capable of storing the energy necessary for the L.U.C XP Urushi Spirit of Shí Chen to offer a total 65-hour power reserve. Once off the wrist, it will remain on time and accurate for more than two and a half days, the duration of a long weekend.

chopard L.U.C XP Urushi Spirit of Shí Chen

chopard L.U.C XP Urushi Spirit of Shí Chen

Chopard’s in-house approach to Haute Horlogerie

Chopard is a family Maison with a strongly ingrained philosophy of independence. The manufacturing stages of L.U.C. timepieces are carried out in-house at its production sites in Geneva and Fleurier.

Movement development, finished product design, gold casting, stamping and cases machining, movement parts and bracelets, as well as traditional handcrafted finishes, surface treatments, polishing, assembly, adjustments and quality controls: such is the comprehensive range of watch production operations fully mastered by Chopard and involved in the making of each creation in the L.U.C collection.

The result of meticulous craftsmanship, Chopard’s exceptional L.U.C timepieces meet the aspirations of today’s gentleman, speaking to him without the slightest artifice or pretention, and unequivocally conveying an ideal blend of artisanal skill and emotions.

 

Technical details

L.U.C XP Urushi Spirit of Shí Chen

88-piece limited edition in ethical 18-carat rose gold

Case:

Ethical 18-carat rose gold

Total diameter:                                                                                40,00 mm

Thickness:                                                                                        8.28 mm

Water resistance                                                                            30 metres

18-carat ethical rose gold crown with L.U.C logo                     5.00 mm

Vertical satin-brushed sides and inter-horn space

Polished bezel and case-back

Glare-proofed sapphire crystal

Exhibition case-back

Movement:

Mechanical with automatic winding                                            L.U.C 96.29-L

Winding via a micro-rotor in ethical 22-carat gold

Total diameter:                                                                                34.20 mm

Thickness:                                                                                       3,97 mm

Number of jewels:                                                                           29

Frequency:                                                                                      28,800 vph (4 Hz)

Power reserve:                                                                                65 hours

Disc rotating in 24 hours, representing the 12 signs of the Chinese Zodiac

Twin stacked barrels, based on Chopard Twin Technology

Bridges adorned with Côtes de Genève motif

Dial and hands:

Dial hand-crafted in Japan using the Urushi lacquer technique with shimmering decoration for the main dial and the twelve signs of the Zodiac on the lower rotating disc

Central symbol of prosperity motif in ethical 18-carat rose gold

Dauphine-type hours and minutes hands in ethical 18-carat rose gold

Indexes and Arabic numerals in ethical 18-carat rose gold

Functions and displays:

Central display of the hours and minutes

Bracelet and buckle:

Black hand-sewn alligator strap with brown alligator leather lining

Polished and satin-brushed ethical 18-carat rose gold pin buckle

Ref. 161980-5001 – in ethical 18-carat rose gold with special Spirit of Shí Chen dial

88-piece limited edition

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CHOPARD – Reloj de alta joyería “Magari” Una obra de arte de la colección Red Carpet

CHOPARD
Reloj de alta joyería “Magari” Una obra de arte de la colección Red Carpet

Entre los tesoros de la emblemática colección Red Carpet de Chopard, el reloj de joyería automático “Magari” atestigua vívidamente el amor de la Maison por el más hermoso de todos los diamantes extraídos de la abundancia natural de la Tierra.

El alma creativa de Chopard e iniciadora de su viaje hacia el lujo sostenible, la copresidenta y directora artística Caroline Scheufele celebra las maravillas de la naturaleza a través de la nueva colección Red Carpet. Entre las 73 creaciones de Alta Joyería que componen este precioso cofre, un número en honor al 73 ° Festival de Cine de Cannes, que debería haberse celebrado en 2020, el reloj de joyería “Magari” rinde homenaje a gemas excepcionales. Gracias a su experiencia única, los artesanos de la Maison con sede en Ginebra han adornado la esfera de este reloj automático con reserva de marcha de 40 horas con una sutil corola de diamantes en forma de pera que totalizan más de 32 quilates. Respectivamente fijado a las 12 y las 6 en punto, un elegante diamante rosa y un elegante diamante azul en forma de pera que pesan dos quilates cada uno realzan este reloj con un aura de pureza y nobleza. Han sido seleccionados especialmente por su brillo y colores únicos, resaltados espectacularmente por su asociación con los diamantes blancos con los que está revestido el resto de este reloj de joyería.

La esfera está adornada con un meticuloso engaste de micro-gemas, mientras que la pulsera también está completamente pavimentada con diamantes, que se asemeja a un río con sus reflejos brillantes a lo largo de la muñeca. Un tributo a la belleza de la naturaleza y un diálogo con la luz, todo el reloj de joyería “Magari” está hecho de oro blanco ético de 18 quilates que refleja el compromiso de Chopard con el lujo sostenible.

En los talleres de Chopard en Ginebra, más de 30 artesanos talentosos han combinado su talento para superar los límites de la viabilidad, desde las líneas hasta los volúmenes, desde la orfebrería hasta las piedras preciosas, para dar vida a las joyas que componen la prestigiosa Red Carpet Collection.