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'''Chopard''' is a Swiss watch and jewelry manufacturer established in [[1860]].
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== The Scheufele family ==
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== Chopard and Scheufele ==
Louis Ulysse Chopard founded in [[1860]] in Sonvilier in the Swiss Jura a watch company, which manufactured high precision [[pocket watch]]es and supplied them to the Swiss Railway.
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Louis Ulysse Chopard founded Chopard in [[1860]] in [[Sonvilier]] in the [[Swiss Jura]]. It was originally focused on ultra-thin pocket watches as well as high precision timekeeping devices supplied to the Swiss Railway. After the death of his father, Paul-Louis Chopard continued the company, opening a subsidiary in [[La Chaux-de-Fonds]] which would become the company's headquarters in [[1923]]. In [[1927]] the company moved to [[Geneva]] under the direction of Paul-André Chopard, the third-generation director of the firm.
  
Since [[1963]] the company with the noble-sounding name is owned by the German family Scheufele, because Karl Scheufele, a successful jeweler from [[Pforzheim]], acquired the traditional business from the then 80-year-old Paul André Chopard. Before Scheufele had marketed watches under his own brand "Eszeha".
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In [[1963]] Chopard was sold to Karl Scheufele, manager of the successful jewelry operation from [[Pforzheim]]. The Scheufele family had manufactured jewelry and watches of their own in Germany since [[1904]], later using the '''Eszeha''' brand name.
  
Meanwhile, the family business with branches in [[Geneva]], [[Fleurier]], and [[Pforzheim]] is one of the most successful jewelery and watch manufacturers in the world. Chopard stands  for high quality jewelery collections and special watches, and much emphasis is laid on manual labor and a high degree of vertical integration.
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In [[1976]], Chopard introduced the [[Chopard Happy Diamonds|Happy Diamonds]] line, which features movable diamonds behind a crystal. This would become their signature, both for watches and for jewelry. The [[Chopard Happy Sport|Happy Sport]] was the first watch to combine stainless steel cases and diamonds and was launched in [[1993]]. Another important Chopard line is the [[Chopard Mille Miglia|Mille Miglia]], established in [[1988]] and celebrating the famous motor rally.
  
Since [[1996]] Chopard also has a separate watch [[manufacture]] in [[Fleurier]], where the Chopard watches are designed and manufactured with in-house L.U.C. movements. According to own statements the Scheufele family had considered already from the early 1990s to build a separate factory for traditional products, in order to secure real legitimacy in the area of ​​[[Haute Horlogerie]]. This was now attained with the support of the watchmaker [[Parmigiani, Michel|Michel Parmigiani]] and his company, who were also working in Fleurier.
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In [[1996]] Chopard established a separate watch [[manufacture]] in [[Fleurier]], where watches are designed and manufactured with [[in-house]] [[Chopard calibres|L.U.C. movements]]. This was the fulfillment of a long-standing goal of the Scheufele family and was achieved with the support of watchmaker [[Parmigiani, Michel|Michel Parmigiani]] and his company, who were strong proponents of watchmaking in Fleurier. In [[2008]], Chopard launched [[Fleurier Ebauches]], a mainstream watch movement manufacturer nearby.
  
In [[2007]] the [[manufacture]] already had 108 employees in 15 different professions. The 3000 L.U.C. movements annually developed and produced in the manufacture bear not only the [[COSC]] [[chronometer]] certificate, but are also provided with the seal of the [[FQF]], that represents a certification which surpasses the COSC testing. Chopard is even a founding member of the Quality Association [[FQF]] (Fondation Fleurier Quality Award).
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==Chopard Group==
  
==Chopard Group==
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This family business, with branches in [[Geneva]], [[Fleurier]], and [[Pforzheim]], became one of the most successful jewelry and watch manufacturers in the world.
  
 
'''Chopard Group''' currently includes three main components:
 
'''Chopard Group''' currently includes three main components:
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Revision as of 15:41, 11 June 2018

Elegant men's watch by Chopard

Chopard is a Swiss watch and jewelry manufacturer established in 1860.

Chopard and Scheufele

Louis Ulysse Chopard founded Chopard in 1860 in Sonvilier in the Swiss Jura. It was originally focused on ultra-thin pocket watches as well as high precision timekeeping devices supplied to the Swiss Railway. After the death of his father, Paul-Louis Chopard continued the company, opening a subsidiary in La Chaux-de-Fonds which would become the company's headquarters in 1923. In 1927 the company moved to Geneva under the direction of Paul-André Chopard, the third-generation director of the firm.

In 1963 Chopard was sold to Karl Scheufele, manager of the successful jewelry operation from Pforzheim. The Scheufele family had manufactured jewelry and watches of their own in Germany since 1904, later using the Eszeha brand name.

In 1976, Chopard introduced the Happy Diamonds line, which features movable diamonds behind a crystal. This would become their signature, both for watches and for jewelry. The Happy Sport was the first watch to combine stainless steel cases and diamonds and was launched in 1993. Another important Chopard line is the Mille Miglia, established in 1988 and celebrating the famous motor rally.

In 1996 Chopard established a separate watch manufacture in Fleurier, where watches are designed and manufactured with in-house L.U.C. movements. This was the fulfillment of a long-standing goal of the Scheufele family and was achieved with the support of watchmaker Michel Parmigiani and his company, who were strong proponents of watchmaking in Fleurier. In 2008, Chopard launched Fleurier Ebauches, a mainstream watch movement manufacturer nearby.

Chopard Group

This family business, with branches in Geneva, Fleurier, and Pforzheim, became one of the most successful jewelry and watch manufacturers in the world.

Chopard Group currently includes three main components:

Own watch movements

In 1997 the L.U.C 1860 is launched, the first watch with the new Chopard calibre L.U.C 1.96.

In 2000 the L.U.C Quattro with the calibre L.U.C 1.98 has a premiere. It is equipped with four barrels (2 x 2, lying on top of each other) and garantees a power reserve of approximately 9 days.

In 2001 the calibre L.U.C 3.97 tonneau is presented, an automatic form movement with eccentric micro-rotor.

In 2007 Chopard launches with the L.U.C. 10 CF its first automatic chronograph movement, for which three patents are pending.

Address

Chopard & Cie S.A.
Case postale 85
rue de Veyrot 8
CH-1217 Meyrin (Geneva)

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