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Founded by Louis-Ulysse Chopard, an artisan watchmaker who secured his place in the world of innovative watch design by the age of 24, La Maison Chopard today is known as the “artisan of emotions since 1860.” The precision and reliability of Chopard’s watches were world-renowned, reaching across continents to customers like the Tsar Nicholas II of Russia, Tir Fédéral and the Swiss Railways. The humble son of a farmer from Sonvilier, Chopard’s skill and passion for watchmaking helped carve Switzerland’s reputation for fine timepieces. Due to Chopard’s influence, Swiss watches today are a sign of affluence and elegant taste. In 1937, under the leadership of Louis-Ulysse’s son Paul-Louis, Chopard relocated to Geneva, known as the capital of Fine Watchmaking. It is here that Chopard solidified its reputation for technically sophisticated, exceptionally accurate watches. Following the sale of the company to Karl Scheufele III, a famed German jeweler and watchmaker known for Art-Deco style pieces, in the early 20th century, Chopard expanded its offerings, continuing to maintain the quality, elegance, and accuracy that has put Chopard in the top of its class for centuries. Today, from vintage watches to the gemstone engagement rings that are part of the Happy Hearts collection, Chopard designs and crafts every jewelry piece with love. The company’s devotion to generosity and selflessness shines in every watch, ring and bracelet, created exclusively from 100% ethical gold. Chopard’s gold meets international best practices for environmental and social standards, sourced from select small-scale mines or through RJC Chain of Custody-certified refineries. Built with love, designed for luxury living, every piece of Chopard jewelry carries special meaning to those who made it – and to those who wear it.