April 30th 2013

IMPERIALE Chrono All Black – Mysterious beauty


First created in the 1990s and entirely redesigned in 2010, the IMPERIALE collection now welcomes a sporty and sophisticated all-black chronograph. Presented at BASELWORLD, the IMPERIALE Chrono All Black is a mysterious and versatile beauty driven by a mechanical self-winding movement.

The all-black face of this new timepiece features shimmering light effects. Each surface of its dial and indicators has been carefully chosen to create optimal readability while maintaining its elegantly understated monochrome look. The diamond-set bezel adds a glamorous touch, while creating a dramatic and striking contrast.

The IMPERIALE Chrono All Black maintains the collection’s characteristic signature details, subtly alluding to the finest hours of the imperial age. The Roman numerals punctuate the dial delicately adorned with arabesque motifs and reminiscent of the embroidered cushions that monarchs used to adorn with their insignia. The curved profile of the hands evokes the tapered daggers sovereigns used in combat.

The lotus flower-inspired crown set with an onyx is fitted on a case middle with pared-down sides making the model both lighter and more luminous. The shape of the lugs reflects the tradition of ancient columns that have remained famous for their perfectly balanced proportions.

Like the 40 mm-diameter case, the bracelet of the IMPERIALE Chrono All Black is machined from the finest steel in our workshops, and then treated to a DLC (Diamond-Like Carbon) coating that gives it a distinctive shiny black finish. An alternate version of the IMPERIALE Chrono All Black is also available with a black rubber strap.

Discover timepieces and jewellery from the IMPERIALE collection on www.chopard.com/intl/collections/imperiale.