HERITAGE COLLECTION

A TRIBUTE TO CHOPARD'S WATCHMAKING PAST

 

Honouring the brand’s legacy, the Heritage collection celebrates Chopard milestones: Its founding in 1860, the company’s 1937 move to Geneva, and its 1963 purchase by Karl Scheufele III. The pioneering spirit and know-how of Louis-Ulysse Chopard and the Scheufele family are ingrained in the DNA of these classic mechanical watches. The case shape, white dials with black indexes reflect the design of the first pocket chronometers developed by Louis-Ulysse Chopard. All watches bear the exclusive Poinçon de Genève hallmark, attesting to the origin of the movements, their reliability, and the quality of the workmanship

  • In 1860, 24 year-old Louis-Ulysse Chopard founds a high-precision watch manufactory specialising in pocket-watches and chronometers, in Sonvilier, Switzerland. The timeless elegance of the early Chopard pocket watches.
  • Details of the magnificently decorated movement.
  • Exquisite attention to detail on both movement and case.
  • The inner workings of a Chopard pocket watch.
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A history of pocket watches

En 1860, le jeune Louis-Ulysse Chopard, alors âgé de 24 ans seulement, fonde à Sonvilier, en Suisse, une manufacture horlogère de haute précision spécialisée dans les montres de poche et les chronomètres.

Louis-Ulysse Chopard Sonvillier
Louis-Ulysse Chopard pocket watches



L.U.C LOUIS-ULYSSE – THE TRIBUTE

A TRADITIONAL POCKET WATCH REDEFINED

 

The Tribute embodies the ties between historical and contemporary watchmaking. A pocket watch supplied with a white gold chain, the Tribute can also be worn on the wrist by fixing it securely to a leather strap fitted cradle. The Tribute watch is issued in a limited numbered edition of 150 in 18-carat white gold, commemorating Chopard’s 150th anniversary.

Chopard workshop, Louis-Ulysse Chopard

Chopard pocket watches
Chopard LUC

Chopard LUC 1963 chronograph
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Chopard LUC heritage


L.U.C MECHANICAL WATCHES

SETTING THE HIGHEST STANDARDS

 

A collection named after Louis-Ulysse Chopard was always going to be kept to the highest standards. It pays tribute to the proud tradition of fine watchmaking that represents Chopard’s aesthetic and technical roots, as well as to the spirit of high-precision timing or ‘chronometry’ to which the company remains firmly committed. The Heritage collection: watches with a powerful presence distinguished by a classic aesthetic appearance underwritten by the finest modern technical expertise.

Chopard LUC sketches
Chopard LUC workshop

  • In 1860, 24 year-old Louis-Ulysse Chopard founds a high-precision watch manufactory specialising in pocket-watches and chronometers, in Sonvilier, Switzerland.
  • In 1937, Chopard relocates to Geneva. Pictured here is the Manufacture in Sonvilier.
  • Louis-Ulysse Chopard (right), his son Paul, his grandsons Jean and André. Paul-André Chopard sells Chopard to Karl Scheufele III in 1963.
  • RETURNING TO THE COMPANY'S ROOTS IN 1996, KARL-FRIEDRICH SCHEUFELE FOUNDS THE “MANUFACTURE” IN FLEURIER, DEDICATED TO THE PRODUCTION OF MECHANICAL L.U.C MOVEMENTS. THE FIRST CALIBRE IS PRESENTED THIS YEAR. PICTURED IS THE SCHEUFELE FAMILY IN 2002.
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From the birth to the rebirth of an Haute Horlogerie manufacture

The history of Chopard spans over 150 years and is marked by two essential milestones: 1860 and 1996. For while it was in 1860 that Louis-Ulysse Chopard created his watchmaking workshop in Sonvilier, in the mountains of the Bernese Jura; it was in 1996 that the company which now bears its name was rejuvenated by the founding in Fleurier, not far from the original birthplace, of Chopard Manufacture.

Chopard LUC 1963
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