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Baselworld 2017 – It’s a wrap!

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Baselworld, the world’s leading trendsetting show for the watch and jewellery industry, has come to an end. This 2017 Centenary Edition was rich in discoveries and encounters, filled with excitement and satisfaction. The impressions from the show were positive and we received numerous articles from watch geeks and jewellery lovers who praised our Baselworld new collections.

The essence of watchmaking

Jamie Tan from Luxuo had the pleasure to interview Chopard’s Co-President Karl-Friedrich Scheufele, who “has spent the past 20 years developing Chopard’s manufacturing capabilities, and the brand has much to leverage on thanks to this.”

In the interview, Mr. Karl-Friedrich Scheufele talks about the essence of watchmaking, his passion for classic cars and their associated races, the 20th Anniversary of Chopard’s Manufacture and other fascinating watchmaking specifics. To quote Luxuo « In many ways, Scheufele is a holdover from an earlier era when owners, guided by their personal interests, had a direct hand in — and heavy influence on — the activities of their companies. »

L.U.C  XPS Twist QF Fairmined and what makes it special 

One of the Chopard hits at Baselworld this year was the L.U.C XPS Twist QF Fairmined model. Frank Chuo from Deployant wrote a fabulous review that we are delighted to share with you. It speaks of our long-term project The Journey to Sustainable Luxury and our commitment towards fairmined gold, of the beauty of the watch’s dial design “inspired by the raw composition of gold nuggets extracted from mines” and its certifications, i.e. Fleurier and COSC.

L.U.C Luna One or moonlight on platinum 

This new limited edition of the flagship model encountered great success at Baselworld, and it is no wonder why as it is such a beauty, “Graced with harmonious proportions and exceptional elegance” as stated by the WatchQuote in a recent article that provides a full description of this marvel. So check it out to discover all of the L.U.C Lunar One’s glorious haute horlogerie features, pictures from all angles and full technical details. As described by Watchquote, “The Lunar One is indeed a rare watch – and not only because it is issued in a one-hundred piece limited edition.”

Mille Miglia collection caused quite a stir this year 

2017 was a big year for our Mille Miglia Collection, as the eponymous race turns 90 this year. An occasion for Chopard to celebrate the event by issuing a 90-piece Mille Miglia Classic XL 90th Anniversary Limited Edition. Watch Collecting Lifestyle states that “Its unmistakable presence on the wrist, its L.U.C chronograph movement and its wealth of details make it the most prestigious Mille Miglia watch ever introduced by Chopard.” and we couldn’t agree more. Get full coverage on this timepiece with exclusive photos.

In addition to the new Mille Miglia Anniversary Edition, we were pleased to present the annual Chopard Mille Miglia Classic Chronograph Watch for 2017 at Baselworld. Travis Cannata from A Blog To Watch provides a full description of this new model For Him… and For Her, complete with suggestions for the dress code: “I would still enjoy wearing this Chopard Mille Miglia Classic Chronograph with a suit or a T-shirt, as I feel it is a great example of a watch that melds sporty and dressy in the same design.”

Chopard jewellery, charming collections for ladies

This year, Happy Hearts are joined by a variant in diamonds and malachite — the ‘positive energy’ stone.” reports Dr Melvyn Teillol-Foo from AlphaLuxe. The article also features the For You Collection whose  “goal was to bring a light and airy feel to High Jewellery with cherry blossoms as the main theme. Just in time for Spring and just For You, the white gold jewellery sets feature rings and earrings studded with diamonds or emeralds.”

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Classic Fusion Aerofusion Chronograph Capri: A tribute to Capri and its wonderful Faraglioni

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Exactly one year after the opening of its exclusive Capri boutique in the central Via Vittorio Emanuele, Hublot the Swiss watchmaker is dedicating an exceptional watch to this splendid showcase: the new Classic Fusion Aerofusion Chronograph Capri.

A limited and numbered edition of 30 pieces for customers of the island. A look as summery as it is relaxed, inspired by Capri, its spectacular Faraglioni and its sea cave «Blue Grotto», considered as one of the most beautiful and magical places in the world, where water assumes a bright electric blue colour.

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The Spirit of Big Bang Blue captures the essence of summer

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While your holidays take you from the shores of Lake Geneva to the rocks of the Côte d’Azur or from the Emerald Coast to the creeks of Capri, make a stopover in one of our waterfront boutiques: Monaco – Cannes, St Tropez – Porto Cervo or Geneva and dive into the infinite blue of the Spirit of Big Bang Blue. The timepiece captures the azure of the Mediterranean Sea with blue microblasted and polished ceramic combined with a blue alligator strap stitched onto white rubber. The design is a summons to set sail and be carried away to the rhythm of the movement.

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Hublot Becomes the Official Timekeeper of Porto Montenegro Marina and Yacht Club

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Yesterday in Porto Montenegro, Ricardo Guadalupe, CEO of Hublot, next to David Margason, Managing Director of Porto Montenegro, launched a strategic partnership that sees the Swiss luxury watch brand become Official Timekeeper and Official Watch of the superyacht marina and the Porto Montenegro Yacht Club.

On the ruins of a former arsenal, Porto Montenegro Marina and Yacht Club was erected less than 10 years ago by visionary men including LVMH Chairman and CEO Bernard Arnault, Jacob Rothschild and Canadian businessman and philanthropist Peter Munk. Located in the deep-water Bay of Kotor, boasting spectacular natural beauty, Porto Montenegro has quickly turned into a sophisticated haven for sailors from all over the world. Now boasting a fully-integrated marina with more than 450 berths, Porto Montenegro also features 290 luxury waterfront residences, a five-star hotel and a Yacht Club as well as over 50 retail units and dozens more projects in the development pipeline.

Relying on its nautical roots, Hublot has made a significant number of smart moves all along the Mediterranean coastline in the past few years. In 2007, the Swiss watchmaker set up one of its first boutiques within the walls of the legendary Hôtel Byblos in Saint-Tropez. Ten years later in 2017, Hublot launched the Classic Fusion Ibiza and the Classic Fusion Mykonos, and celebrated the opening of four directly operated Boutiques, adopting a nautical theme, in Cannes, Saint-Tropez, Capri and Porto Cervo. This year, only a few weeks after its Monaco Boutique opened, Hublot celebrates its partnership with Porto Montenegro, the latest “it spot” for Mediterranean lovers.

To seal this truly unique partnership, Hublot CEO Ricardo Guadalupe and 120 privileged guests gathered by Porto Montenegro Yacht Club infinity pool yesterday evening. In this magical setting, surrounded by the Adriatic’s blue waters, Hublot revealed the Classic Fusion Chronograph Porto Montenegro. To celebrate summer the new timepiece showcases the blue of the sky and the sea, its blue sunray dial is adorned with the Porto Montenegro logo at 3 o’clock as well as on the case-back. Powered by a self-winding movement, this limited edition comes with a blue rubber and calfskin strap. Made of titanium, its sleek case is an epitome of timeless elegance. Only 30 pieces are being released, now available at Excelsior, Hublot exclusive retailer in Porto Montenegro as well as all across Central Europe.

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