(On-screen text: Chopard presents)
(Kevin sits at a workbench, polishing a small piece of jewellery.)
[Kevin] I enjoy working on chains and necklaces. It's what I feel the most confident doing. There's a risky side that I quite like, it appeals to me. It's something I love doing.
(Kevin places a finished piece of jewellery featuring nested metal rings with free-moving diamonds in the innermost and smallest ring and the word Chopard engraved on the glass face next to the polished outer ring of a similar unfinished piece.)
[a sustained note in the background]
(On-screen text: Art - From the Latin Ars, Artis. Talent, Skill, Dexterity.)
[soft piano music plays]
(On-screen text: The word ART becomes ARTISAN.)
(On-screen text: From expertise to emotion. Chopard)
(A black and white graphite sketch of the palm of a hand, surrounded by the words EXPERTISE, CREATIVITY, EMOTION.)
(A portrait of Kevin.)
(On-screen text: Kevin - Jewellery-Polishing Artisan)
[Kevin] A polisher's hands are their main tool. The whole job is based on touch.
(Kevin enters his workshop wearing a black polo shirt embroidered with the word "Chopard". He selects a tool and polishes a small piece of jewellery.)
[Kevin] I really enjoy my work. I've loved it ever since I started my apprenticeship. Making necklaces, earrings and seeing them worn by someone, usually a woman, is lovely.
(On-screen text: Hand-polishing challenging areas)
[Kevin] We can say that we've achieved something that adds a touch of the sublime to the wearer.
(On-screen text: Polishing on a lathe)
[Kevin] We've seen our jewelry on royalty, and in the Elton John film. We can say that we made the pieces you see in films or worn by people in magazines, on television.
(On-screen text: In-house cotton bud polishing technique)
[Kevin] It's quite something to know you've held them in your hands. It's a great feeling.
(Kevin selects tiny tools to polish the intricate curves and corners of a small shape.)
[Kevin] We do everything by hand, for polishing in any case, from start to finish. It adds value to a piece of jewelry. Chopard is proud of its craftsmanship.
(On-screen text: Polishing using a unique in-house cotton bud technique)
[Kevin] Each piece is unique, whereas all machined pieces are the same. If everything was automated, I'd feel less like an artisan than I do working by hand.
(Kevin inspects some finished rings in gold with elaborate floral designs.)
[Kevin] Meticulousness is crucial to our work. People think it's easy.
(Kevin shines a gold ring on a band of fabric.)
[Kevin] They don't realize what's involved, everything that goes into it.
(Kevin rotates the gold ring, examining it and places it next to a similar finished piece of jewelry featuring nested metal rings with free-moving diamonds in the innermost and smallest ring and the word Chopard engraved on the glass face.)
[Kevin] It isn't always easy.
(Close-up of the piece of jewelry with the nested rings, the light catching the different surfaces.)
[Kevin] If we have to do risky work to a piece, when we could break it, we have to concentrate harder. You have to cut yourself off from the world and focus on the piece.
(On-screen text: Preparing gem-setting prongs for polishing using the brushing technique)
(Kevin gently polishes the prongs of a small intricate piece, places it among other similar pieces resting on black fabric and delicately examines another one.)
[Kevin] This was particularly true for the Animal collections, the Disney collections, and the Love bracelets, which were complex and very enjoyable to make. I've always been at Chopard and I still enjoy it just as much. I still love coming to work.
[soft piano music continues to play]
(On-screen text: Chopard - The artisan of emotions - Since 1860)