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Moments in Time: The Flower Power of Chopard at the Geneva Grand Prix Watchmaking Awards

The Flower Power Watch from the House of Chopard. Photo Courtesy Chopard. Handout via The Gourmet Gazette

Geneva, Switzerland —The sparkling Flower Power watch from the House of Chopard was one of the show stealers at the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève (the GPHG) awards. The watch, commended for its execution and daring design, won the Jewelry Category award for a finely crafted timepiece adorned with pink sapphires and pear-shaped and brilliant-cut diamonds assembled into flower garlands and totaling some 76 carats. The pink mother-of-pearl dial is set with 12 pink sapphires while the entire watch is made of ethical Fairmined-certified 18-carat white gold, reflecting Chopard’s commitment to sustainable luxury.

Chopard Co-President Karl-Friedrich Scheufele receives the award at the GPHG ceremony in Geneva. Photo ©GPHG. Handout via The Gourmet Gazette

The Flower Power Jewelry watch is among the 74 high jewelry creations in the house’s Paradise-themed Red Carpet Collection 2021 in which Caroline Scheufele, the house’s Co-President and Artistic Director pays tribute to the theme of Paradise. Meanwhile Chopard Co-President Karl-Friedrich Scheufele accepted the award at the ceremony in Geneva.“Tonight is especially important to us because my sister [Caroline Scheufele] was very keen to win this category again. We are very happy because the jewelry watch is very much part of Chopard and this award is a wonderful recognition of our ancestral know-how. The Flower Power watch is particularly true to the spirit of what a high jewelry watch should be – constructed around the stones themselves and with a great play on light, resulting in a sensational effect on the wrist,” said Karl-Friedrich Scheufele upon receiving the award.

Group Photo of all of the winners at the GPHG 2021. Photo ©GPHG. Handout via The Gourmet Gazette

The much awaited 2021 awards from the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève (the GPHG) were held last November 4th in a festive ceremony. Often referred to as the Oscars of the watch industry, the awards award annually the most remarkable contemporary creations and subsequently promote the art of watchmaking around the world.
©Trish Valicenti forThe Gourmet Gazette

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