You Didn’t Need a New Watch (But Then This Chopard Collection Happened)

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From nail art to makeup highlighters and handbags, if you’ve noticed that the things you’re into right now have more intense depth of color and an iridescent sheen to them, that’s because opal is trending – big time. Yet, there is no version of the trend that stands up to the original. Opal is one of fine jewelry’s most intriguing gemstones, possessing both a mesmerizing aura and an incredible interior complexity.

Legendary fine-jewelry maker Chopard brings opal gemstones to the forefront of its dazzling new ‘L’Heure du Diamant’ collection, but while the form of these fine watches is exemplary, it also celebrates function. Rewind many decades, and you’ll find that women’s watches were once relegated to the realm of adornment, with function – as in, precisely recording the passage of time – merely being a design afterthought.

While Chopard wanted to recall the 1970s with rounded bezels, it simultaneously rejected the old way of doing things by requiring that the pieces in its exquisite ‘L’Heure du Diamant’ collection function at a precise level while elevating the opal’s luminescence with a constellation of brilliant-cut diamonds. The result is a timepiece worthy of instant heirloom status. After all, diamonds may be “forever”, but opal is immemorial.

Entrepreneur and influencer Rosemin Manji stars in the video, shared exclusively with Savoir Flair, demonstrating the eye-catching nature of the collection and transporting us to a realm of serene luxury. Here, past and present fuses seamlessly as Manji interprets the emotion behind the fine watch collection. Discover the Chopard ‘L’Heure du Diamant’ watches in all their glorious detail in the gallery, below.

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