Scottish jeweller Rox is launching best fake chopard at its flagship boutique in Glasgow in April.
Securing the Swiss jewellery and watch brand is a significant coup for co-owners Kyron Keogh and Grant Mitchell, who have worked their way up the luxury ladder from offering fashion watches when Rox launched in 2002, to selling top end marques such as Hublot, Audemars Piguet and Parmigiani today.
“Chopard is one of the most well-known and respected luxury brands in the world. We’ve been discussing this exciting partnership with Chopard for several years so, to be the chosen retailer of the brand at our flagship Argyll Arcade boutique, is very exciting. The world of Chopard is such an authority in craftsmanship, creativity and excellence, it ties so well with the Rox vision and values. We are thrilled to present this beautiful and iconic brand to our customers in Glasgow,” said Mr Keogh.
Rox becomes the second jeweller in Glasgow to sell Chopard. Mappin & Webb, also in Argyll Arcade is a long-standing partner, putting the two in competition for customers and for allocations of limited editions and key collections from Chopard.
Jeweller Eric N Smith is also an authorised retailer in the well-healed satellite town of Newton Mearns.
Jean-Baptiste Maillard, managing director, at Chopard UK, says Glasgow is an important market for the brand. “We are delighted to partner with Rox as Glasgow is a key city for the British market. I am confident Rox will be the ideal environment to showcase Chopard jewellery and best replica chopard watches, I hope this to be the beginning of a long-term and successful association.”
Weighing a stunning 342 carats (about the size of a tennis ball), the Queen of Kalahari diamond was among the largest ever discovered when it was unearthed in 2015 at Botswana’s famous Karowe mine. Known for producing record-setting diamonds, the Karowe mine also bore the 813-carat Constellation diamond (which was purchased by Swiss jeweler de Grisogono for $63 million in 2016), and the world’s largest uncut diamond on record-the 1,109-carat Lesedi La Rona.
Certified as a D color, Type IIA (a certification given to less than two percent of gem-quality diamonds), the massive Queen of Kalahari diamond was acquired by Chopard and cut into 23 pieces-five of which weigh more than 20 carats. The fruit of the 10-month process is the six-piece Garden of Kalahari collection, which launched in January 2017. The collection comprises a convertible necklace, earrings, a bracelet, two rings, and a chopard watch (prices available upon request), each of which has an ornate, lacy, floral-inspired motif. The necklace is the crown jewel, boasting three stunning diamond drop pendants that are crafted in heart, pear, and brilliant cuts. The trendy mismatched earrings are another highlight, featuring one pear- and one heart-shaped diamond.
For those of you romantics who are wondering what to get your other half, maybe this time you should consider a cool new timepiece from what is perhaps the most romantic of all the jewellery companies: Chopard. Since 1988 Chopard Replica has been responsible for timing one of the most prestigious motor racing events known a the Mille Miglia. The cars are sophisticated, and so the watches should be as well, luckily, the new watch does not disappoint.
Back in 2015 Chopard brought us the ultra sporty Mille Miglia GTS collection of watches, which came along with huge 12 and 6 O’clock markers (coated with Superluminova), deep black dials and a thin bezel. Now Chopard has come back with the all black version, stealthy, sleek and sexy in a way, the new GTS Automatic Speed Black watch. The Mille Miglia is a legendary racing event from the past, on par with the Indy 500 in the USA and the events held at Brooklands Motor Circuit during the first half of the 20th century. Although the last official Mille Miglia endurance race was held in 1957 those who heard about it revived it in a way in the late seventies as the Mille Miglia Storica for cars made before 1957. The historic races still follow the same route from Brescia to Rome and then back to Brescia to finish.
Chopard has equipped these watches with manufacture movements since 2015, beautifully decorated movements to go with Chopard’s sponsorship of what has been described as the “world’s most beautiful race” by Enzo Ferrari. The new GTS Automatic Speed Black combines the pizazz and glamour of the Mille Miglia races with the stealth looks and hardcore design of the black DLC coated stainless steel case. Like the other Mille Miglia GTS watches this one features the same narrow aluminium graduated bezel insert.
Perhaps my favourite detail is the counterfeit chopard Mille Miglia logo which surrounds the date window like a picture frame. Dotted around the watch are accents in the colour ‘Rosso Corsa’, that colour of red that Italian sports cars are known for, these are particularly prevalent on the dagger shaped hands which have also been given the Superluminova treatment. Even the sapphire on the back of the case has been given a dark tint to go with the black treatment of the case. Inside this watch is the automatic calibre Chopard 01.01-M which has been fully designed and produced in-house by Chopard themselves. It has been endowed with a strong 60 hours of power reserve and has been certified to chronometer standards by COSC. The movement beats at 4Hz and also carries 31 jewels and is a slim 4.95mm overall, just under half the watch’s total 11.43mm total thickness.
The Replica Chopard Mille Miglia GTS Automatic Speed Black is perhaps best examined when you take the strap into consideration as well. Offered for this watch is a black rubber strap with grooves cut into it which evoke the tread patterns on Dunlop tyres used by the cars in the Mille Miglia. There’s also a black bead blasted and DLC coated clasp to the watch with the Chopard logo etched into a crescent shape. This makes it also more faithful to old motoring related signs of the past which would curve their writing rather than have it on a flat plane, it shows that for Chopard the clasp is clearly not an afterthought.
These are limited to 1000 pieces only at the current time, so if you like it you can head straight over to Chopard’s website and buy direct today! The price is 6800 €. For more info, please visit chopardreplica.co.uk
Grand gestures are not necessarily a sign of success or the path there, particularly in watchmaking. Building a business layer by layer and ensuring that each layer is solid and operational before moving on may take more time, but it is most likely to reach the finish line. This is how the brand chopard replica womens watches does it.
‘Manufacture’ status represents serious cred in the watch world, but many brands have lately sought to achieve it largely as an insurance against the threat of a diminishing supply of out-sourced movements. Yet Chopard co-president Karl-Friedrich Scheufele didn’t establish the ‘L.U.C’ manufacture back in 1996 to ensure independence, but to add substance to Chopard’s horological offering, revive its heritage and enhance its appeal to serious collectors.
During the recent celebrations held to mark the 20th anniversary of the L.U.C manufacture (which is named after Louis-Ulysse Chopard, who founded the firm in 1860) Watchonista caught up with Mr Scheufele at Phillips auction house in London, the venue for a comprehensive exhibition about the two decades of L.U.C, which has grown from an original team of three to a major operation employing 160 people in the historic Swiss fake watch making town of Fleurier.
Along the way, L.U.C. has developed no fewer than 11 base calibres that have given rise to many varieties of movement, including regulators, tourbillons and the brilliant four-barrel Quattro – and the manufacture now produces 4,500 L.U.C watches per year.
“When I decided to establish L.U.C, I was looking at increasing Chopard’s credibility by putting some real substance behind the watches – the last consideration was to establish any sort of independence, but that did come when we founded Fleurier Ebauche.
“Now, in fact, we are quite self-sufficient and we’re aiming to launch a ladies’ automatic watch at Baselworld 2017 which will use our own base movement. But I don’t want to make only in-house pieces – I think it’s important to offer people an entry to Chopard through watches in the Sfr 6,000 – 7,000 range. Ever since we introduced an automatic version of the Happy Sport, for example, mechanical pieces have almost surpassed the quartz models.
“I think watch buyers have really come to recognise the importance of a mechanical movement in relation to long-term value , and that recognition is spreading all the time. I have no doubt that, in a decade, mechanical chopard replica watches will still be as important as they are now in our segment, if not more so. Personally, I feel any brand that is over-exposing itself to the trend for ‘connected’ watches is making a mistake.
“More and more we hear that people appreciate the feeling of having something on the wrist that isn’t dependent on electricity and operates entirely from its own power source. And that, after all, is the magic of traditional watch making.”
And, to celebrate 20 years of L.U.C, the manufacture has introduced three new watch models that demonstrate that ‘magic’ – the highlight of which is the fabulous Full Strike, the first minute repeater to emerge from L.U.C.
The innovative, Sfr 240,000 masterpiece features gongs made from sapphire crystal that are said to offer a clarity of sound far superior to any metallic material. Equally impressive is the fact that the minute repeater mechanism is activated not from a conventional slide at the side of the case, but from a small button integrated with the winding crown.
L.U.C’s 20 year ‘journey’ is also marked with the introduction of the collection’s first world time replica chopard watches in the form of the Time Traveller One which displays the time simultaneously in 24 of the world’s most important capital cities. Using the manufacture’s specially developed Calibre 01.05-L, the watch is available in steel, rose gold and platinum versions.
For globe-trotting L.U.C fans with less to spend, meanwhile, the manufacture’s 20th anniversary is marked with the launch of the GMT One model which uses the 01.10-L calibre enhanced with an integrated GMT function. It can be had in a choice of steel of rose gold.
There’s no hard-and-fast field guide to becoming a man of the world, but Swiss watchmakers Chopard has contributed their two cents worth. A tongue-in-cheek compilation of short, 15-second videos banded under the campaign #TheGentlemansWay highlights some of the finer points.
While somewhat an overt promotion of their new chopard L.U.C replica watch collection (a homage to brand founder Louis-Ulysse Chopard), there are some brilliant moments of levity in the snips. Here are our favourites – and be sure to stay for the end of each video.
An ultra-rare 342-carat diamond called the Queen of Kalahari was recently transformed into the most precious jewelry set ever produced by the house of Chopard. The exceptional stone showed off perfect color and absolute purity, which is why it gave life to a set of 23 equally stunning diamonds, five of them being above 20 karats.
The Queen of Kalahari, that combines D color with grade F clarity, was discovered two years ago at the heart of the deposit mined in Karowe, Botswana, and now the brilliant designers from Chopard have transformed it into the Garden of Kalahari, the most opulent and outrageous man-made jewelry collection of all times.
The biggest gems from the Garden of Kalahari are included into an extraordinary collection of six jewelry models, which represents almost a full year’s work by hands of the Chopard jewelry artisans and gem-setters. Co-president Caroline Scheufele personally supervised each stage in the development, for the obvious reasons, and the final result was simply breathtaking, as you can see from these photos.
This extraordinary jewelry collection comprises a dazzling necklace, which features an entirely invisible mechanism that allows the wearer to adorn it with an exquisite flower, as well as a wonderful cuff bracelet adorned with two emerald-cut diamonds, two stunning rings, one of them bearing the 20-carat cushion-cut diamond and an astonishing secret chopard replica watch.
Unveiled at Baselworld 2016, the elegant and distinctive replica chopard womens watches L.U.C XPS pays homage to the first watch in the L.U.C collection: the L.U.C 1860 launched 20 years ago at the creation of Chopard Manufacture. This model with its superb dial and ultra-thin case is a contemporary interpretation of a great classic, combining discreet elegance and sobriety with the Chopard Manufacture movements: the calibres L.U.C 96.01-L and L.U.C 96.03-L.
Designed as a classic timepiece for modern gentlemen, the L.U.C XPS 1860 belongs to the line of ultra-thin Chopard watches and features a small seconds dial and a date display at 6 o’clock. The year 1860 refers to the date when Louis-Ulysse Chopard founded his watch manufactory. In 1996, following the creation of Chopard Manufacture, Chopard presented its first contemporary L.U.C watch, the L.U.C 1860. Like the latter, the L.U.C XPS 1860 is distinguished by its respect for the grand watchmaking traditions and for chronometry or timekeeping precision – two key elements that Chopard Co-President Karl-Friedrich Scheufele was determined to incorporate within the L.U.C collection.
With its ultra-slim case featuring refined finishing, its contemporary Dauphine-type hands, its elegant hour-markers, the L.U.C. XPS 1860 offers a new take on this historical watch.
The L.U.C XPS 1860 has a 40 mm diameter that makes it truly universal. Its short, ergonomic lugs ensure a perfect fit on even the smallest wrists. With a total thickness of just 7.2 mm, it is very much part of the ultra-thin category. The fake L.U.C XPS 1860 comes in a choice of versions with an 18-carat rose gold or stainless steel case.
Its elegance is enhanced by its distinctive dial, featuring a central part bearing a sophisticated hand-guilloché motif on the rose gold version and a sunburst satin-brushed pattern on the stainless steel version. Both finishes radiate from the logo at 12 o’clock.
Its Calibre 96.01-L, the first movement created by Chopared Manufacture, is automatically wound via a 22-carat gold micro-rotor, a rare horological speciality that is practical as well as ensuring slimness.
It is endowed with Twin® technology, ensuring a 65-hour power reserve well beyond the usual standards for ultra-thin watches. Moreover, the L.U.C XPS 1860 is one of the very rare ultra-thin watches to display the date. Like all L.U.C watches with a seconds indication, it is chronometer-certified by the COSC.
Its rose gold version bears the prestigious Poinçon de Genève quality hallmark that distinguishes the quality of its construction and its finishing as well as its resilience to the trials of daily life, while also guaranteeing its exclusive nature. This refinement and these certifications represent both the full maturity and the complete mastery achieved by Chopard Manufacture.
Chopard continues to release new sport chopard mille miglia replica watches with in-house made movements. The newest Mille Miglia collection watch to contain an in-house made Chopard movement is this pretty Chopard Mille Miglia GTS Power Control with the new caliber 01.08-C automatic movement. This is actually part of the larger new “Mille Miglia GTS” (GTS standard for Grand Turismo Sport) family of watches that will include the Chopard Mille Miglia GTS Automatic (three-hand), Chopard Mille Miglia GTS Power Control, and the Chopard Mille Miglia GTS Chronograph.
In 2012, Chopard unveiled a new line of movements from a new factory known as Chopard Fleurier Ebauches – which is a separate facility from the L.U.C manufacture location. At Fleurier Ebauches, Chopard produces more “volume” mechanical movements which debuted in the 2012 Chopard Classic Racing Super Fast collection (hands-on here). The goal, of course, for Chopard is to be more and more independent from third party movement suppliers, and ultimately, I believe the move to more and more in-house movements will benefit the consumer.
For many years, I have enjoyed the design and detailing of Chopard’s racing fake watches, such as those in the Classic Racing, Grand Prix de Monaco Historique, and Mille Miglia collections. The chronograph versions were the most popular, and while people enjoyed them, some collectors complained that Chopard was charging a premium price for a product that contained a Swiss ETA Valjoux 7750 automatic chronograph movement. True enough, even though Chopard offered a superlative case and dial, the 7750 is available in much cheaper watches.
I don’t know when or if all copy Chopard men’s sports watch will contain in-house movements, but the general trend at the brand has been to increase the number of watches with Chopard-made movements. I am pretty sure that this year at Baselworld 2015, we will get to to see Chopard’s own replacement for the 7750 – even though in-house made Chopard chronograph movements have been available for a short time now. So let’s talk about this movement in the Chopard Mille Miglia GTS Power Control.
The caliber 01.08-C automatic movement is something Chopard is so proud of they have put its name on the dial of the watch. I suppose they believe it will take such efforts to communicate to people that their new Chopard Mille Miglia GTS replica watches are more than just a facial refresh of what has been previously offered. The 01.08-C operates a 4Hz (28,800 bph) with a welcome 60 hours of power reserve. The movement is also COSC Chronometer certified. On the dial, you have the time, power reserve indicator at 9 o’clock, and the date. The fuel gauge-style power reserve indicator is a nice touch, and I like how Chopard designed it to be slightly recessed into the dial.
From a finishing perspective, the 01.08-C movement is a bit different than what I’ve seen before out of Fleurier Ebauches. The decoration and bridge design look less industrial and modern, with a more classic appeal, as though Chopard were trying to offer a less sophisticated and more entry-level version of their replica L.U.C range movements. In my opinion, that isn’t necessarily a bad idea, and the movement is visible through a sapphire crystal caseback.
I’ve been clear in the past on my appreciation for most Chopard racing-style copy watches. I like the bold looks, legible dials, use of color, and crisp detailing. Here, you have a slightly updated design theme for the 2015 Chopard Mille Miglia GTS collection that includes updated numerals for the 12 and 6 o’clock hour markers, as well as other tweaks. We also see a thin bezel design with minute indicators on it that offers a more retro look. While the bezel design is nice, Chopard continues to use aluminum for the insert – which many other brands at this price point have moved on to more durable materials, such as ceramic.
I can see how some people might not be totally into the design of this watch, but in my opinion, Chopard once again combined a fun racing theme with a refined style that one could feasible wear on a daily basis. The case is 43mm wide for the Chopard Mille Miglia GTS Power Control and the Automatic, while the Chronograph will be 44mm wide. We finally have 100 meters of water resistance as well. The rubber strap looks to be a bit new and, in the spirit of the Chopard Mille Miglia collection, has the texture of 1960s era Dunlop tires. Price for the Chopard Mille Miglia GTS Power Control watch in stainless steel on a rubber strap (Reference 168566-3001) is $6,640, in steel on steel bracelet (Ref. 158566-3001) is $8,250, while in 18k rose gold on rubber strap (Ref. 161296-5001) is $22,390. chopardreplica.co.uk
I don’t mean to be late, circumstances conspire against me, causing me to subsequently apologise for my tardiness. There always seems to be competing wants for every minute of my time.
During the week there invariably seems to be a pressing requirement to get somewhere by a particular time. However, at weekend I choose to be late. I cannot stand having to rush anywhere on a Saturday or Sunday and so I assume a ‘I’ll get there when I can’ mentality.
Quite simply, there never seems enough time, at least that was my opinion until I discovered my first world time watch a few years ago. Encircling the dial, time is offered in abundance with the simultaneous presentation of hours in 24 different locales. Now, Chopard has entered the fray, unveiling its first world time timepiece, the Time Traveller One, and I am pleased to report it is an absolute beauty.
Would-be buyers have a choice of three case options: steel, 18-carat rose gold or platinum. I confess that I am especially drawn to the latter variant but, as a frugal soul, I have decided to focus upon the middle-of-the road option in 18-carat rose gold.
While the swiss copy Time Traveller One is a wholly new model, the family likeness is clear to see. The hour and minute hands adhere to the maison’s Dauphine style, a trait shared with several L.U.C models. The hands are relatively short in length, but justifiably so. By extending the length of the hands, sight of the hour disc and city ring would be impaired. Indeed, Chopard has got the length of the hands just right.
The centre of the dial features a sunburst satin-brushed area, framed by a circular date ring, and a neat black hand with an open-worked tip. This is the first of several concentric rings. A snailed hour track eloquently imparts time in conjunction with the aforementioned, stylish Dauphine type hands. A golden central sweep seconds hand also features.
A bi-colour satin-brushed and varnished rotating disc indicates the prevailing hour when viewed in conjunction with the outer city ring. The city ring, in common with other world time watches, displays 24 prominent places from around the globe.
The Chopard L.U.C Time Traveller One masterfully displays its functions with sublime clarity of expression. The wearer can intuitively read off the prevailing time in one of 24 different places, or even several places simultaneously.
Despite displaying much information on the dial in uncluttered fashion, the case of the fashion top quality chopard replica watch manages to sidestep cumbersome statistics and measures a mere 42mm in diameter, while the case height is a moderate 12.09mm.
Again, subscribing to the L.U.C design language, the case band of the Time Traveller One features vertical satin-brush and, as a result, looks fabulous. The upper surfaces of the lugs and bezel are highly polished creating lovely episodes of lightness and shade.
The size of the case should prove universally suitable, especially as the lugs sharply taper downwards, enticing the strap to circumnavigate the wrist.
Two crowns are positioned on the right hand flank of the case. The upper crown, adjacent 2 o’clock, features ‘L.U.C’ in relief on its vertical plane. This crown is used to set the time and wind the movement when necessary. The second crown, located at 4 o’clock and adorned with a depiction of a globe, manipulates the rotational hour ring.
On the reverse of the case is a pane of sapphire crystal granting sight of the delightful self-winding movement.
The lined alligator leather strap adds to the sense of luxury with its sumptuous tactile feel.
The automatic Calibre L.U.C 01.05-L replica is beautifully appointed. The oscillating mass is partly open-worked and both the bridges and rotor are adorned with Côtes de Genève motif.
There are many glorious details on this movement which are hidden from view, including perlage on the hidden bridges and main plate. The perlage is of two different sizes, as horological etiquette dictates, and the barrel cover is adorned with a colimaçon. Such details validate the haute horlogerie credentials of this timepiece.
However, while the Calibre L.U.C 01.05-L is a gorgeous movement there will be some detractors who lament that the movement should have been based on the outstanding L.U.C Calibre 96.01L (L.U.C 1.96). Certainly the Calibre 96.01L is incredibly pretty and I can understand this point of view, but this movement would have led to significant costs being incurred and potentially a group of frustrated Chopard clients unable to justify the additional expenditure on this watch. I think the decision by Chopard to use the L.U.C 01.05-L rather than an adapted L.U.C Calibre 96.01L makes much sense.
I cannot hide my adoration for the Chopard L.U.C Time Traveller One, it is one of the prettiest world time watches on the market.
Despite its modest proportions, the dial does not feel unduly cluttered and is simple to read. The 42mm case is beautifully appointed and proved highly comfortable when I had the privilege of trying out the press loan.
The movement is beautifully executed and is befitting of this paragon of fine watchmaking.
Ultimately, replica chopard ladies watches shows the wisdom in not rushing around because somewhere in the world you are actually early and lateness is merely a state of mind. Indeed, with the Chopard L.U.C Time Traveller One there is more than enough time available for a life of contentment.
Luxury jeweler and watchmaker Replica Chopard is defining its idea of the perfect gentleman, an equation that combines fashion sense, manners and a touch of humor. “The Gentleman’s Way” promotes the brand’s L.U.C. timepieces by laying out a list of 11 “golden rules” for the sophisticated modern male, the intended consumer for the watches. Taking a lighthearted approach, Chopard’s films do not take themselves too seriously, incorporating quirky elements.