A glittering rainbow shines at the ongoing Baselworld 2016 as Chopard unveils the new Imperiale Joaillerie watch at the most celebrated watch and jewelry event. The Swiss watchmaker and jewelry house’s exceptional timepiece is the latest addition to the Imperiale Collection and shimmers in all the colors of the rainbow with 581 sapphires.Drawing parallel between watchmaking expertise and high-end jewelry design, Chopard has mastered the art of creating an extraordinary rainbow effect using different colored sapphires, with shades ranginh from purple, the collection’s signature color to blue, red, yellow and lime green.Bursting with subtly graded shades covering the entire color spectrum, this exceptional timepiece is bejeweled with 581 sapphires, totaling 47.98 karats. Set on 18 carat rose gold watch, the baguette-cut sapphires form a color scale that completely covers the dial, case as well as the bracelet. The crown and the lug-covers are adorned with amethysts.A Chopard caliber, a self-winding mechanical movement with hours and minutes functions and a 60-hour power reserve is nestled under this luminous mantle. Also the entire movement is on display through the exhibition case-back.
The new Chopard Imperiale watch is so breathtakingly beautiful it makes one forget about time ticking by.