2017 Valentine’s Day Gifts for Ladies & Gents by Chopard

02/03/2017
Melvyn Teillol-Foo

Valentine’s Day is nigh.

It’s that old devil called love again,
Gets behind me and keeps giving me that shove again,
Putting rain in my eyes, tears in my dreams,
And rocks in my heart….
He’d follow me around, build me up, tear me down,
Till I’d be so bewildered, I wouldn’t know what to do.

With the help of the House of Chopard, you’ll know what to do.

LADIES:

Chopard abounds with goodies for ladies with many ways to express your love for them.

Happy Diamonds Joaillerie Watch

Chopard Happy Diamonds Joaillerie Watch Ref.204445-1006

Cupid drew back his bow and shot out a heart stopper for 2017 with romantic délices in 18-carat white gold case. Watch her eyes light up with reflections from the textured white mother-of-pearl dial on the Happy Diamonds Joaillerie model. Everyone is smitten by the delirious – nay – ecstatic, five dancing diamonds and five ruby hearts spinning around. The gems dazzle more brightly now because they are set in prongs – a new feature introduced to mark the 40th anniversary of the Happy Diamonds range. With brilliant-cut gems around the bezel imbuing a dazzling whiteness, the flaming red ruby hearts infuse a soupçon of passion.

Happy Hearts Jewellery

Aptly for Valentine’s Day, Chopard highlights one of their flagship lines – Happy Hearts. A romantic sub-set of the Happy Diamonds theme, spinning diamonds and hearts motifs are expressed on bracelets and rings with new materials. For modern young women or the young-at-heart, these are chic and lively fashion statements.

Chopard Happy Hearts bangle bracelets

The bangle-style bracelets set off a trend last year together with pendants and earrings set with coloured stones such as coral or onyx.  As reported here on AlphaLuxe.

This Valentine’s Day, diamonds return as a girl’s best friend with Happy Heart rings making a dazzling entrance to the collection.

Happy Hearts rings

Matching the bracelet design, the bangle-style rings face each other in a graceful doublet – with colourful hearts around a dancing diamond at either end. two of the new rings are voluptous spheres in rose or white gold – a bouquet of coloured hearts around a smaller heart holding a dancing diamond.

Imperiale La Vie en Rose watch

 

Chopard Imperiale La Vie en Rose watch Ref.388532-3018

For this Valentine’s Day, Chopard’s classic Imperiale watch collection welcomes a new interpretation: pastel pink coyness with sophisticated elegance. Truly, fulfilling Chopard’s desire for “those who love to see life through rose-tinted glasses”.

Haute Joaillerie ring

Chopard Haute Joaillerie ring Ref.829800-9001

What is the true cost of luxury? In this instance, a majestic 10-carat “fancy vivid” yellow heart-cut diamond astride a ring of daring design and surrounded by marquise-cut white and brilliant-cut yellow diamonds.

Under the aegis of Chopard co-president Caroline Scheufele, artisans combine their talents and skills to create authentic works of art in which traditional techniques mingle with cutting-edge technologies. High Jewellery creations spring to life in Chopard’s Geneva workshops.

Bag these for Valentine’s Day

Sling one of these offerings over your shoulder and you’re all set for V-Day….

Siena « Mini » shoulder bag

Chopard Siena Shoulder Bag Ref.95000-0663

Dove-grey smooth calfskin leather and silver-coloured small grained calfskin leather, palladium finished.

Happy Vintage « Baby » shoulder bag

Chopard Happy Vintage Shoulder Bag Ref.95000-0624

Nude smooth calfskin leather, rose gold finish, shoulder strap removable (chain).

GENTS:

We gentlemanly folk may have a smaller range of gifts dedicated for Valentine’s Day but they (and we) are not any less desirable.

Mille Miglia GTS Automatic Speed Black

Chopard Mille Miglia GTS Automatic Speed Black watch Ref.168565-3002

This sporty watch was introduced merely 9 months ago. Driven by passion for classic motor racing and cloaked in deep black, this watch joined the Mille Miglia GTS collection inspired by the legendary Italian 1000-mile race with Chopard as official timekeeper since 1988.

Read the history of Chopard Mille Miglia watches since 1988 on PuristSPro horology website.

With red “Rossa Corsa” details, oversized numerals evoking 1950s dashboards, engine-style cut-outs and strap featuring a vintage Dunlop racing tyre-tread pattern, the new Mille Miglia GTS Automatic Speed Black – issued in a 1,000-piece limited edition – is true to the Chopard classic racing spirit.

Chopard Mille Miglia GTS Automatic Speed Black watch

Mille Miglia Cufflinks

Chopard Mille Miglia Cufflinks Ref.95014-0024

Mille Miglia Cufflinks in DLC with black rubber.  Ref. 95014-0024
These are a perfect pairing for any of the Chopard Mille Miglia watches because of the recurrent tyre tread motif.

Fountain Pen « Classic Superfast »

Chopard Superfast Fountain Pen Ref.95013-0403

Black acrylic resin and palladium plated pen Ref. 95013-0403

This Valentine’s Day treat is actually for unisex use but I had to boost the gift list for the guys!

Might as well give up that fight again,
I know darn well he’ll convince me, that he’s right again,
When he sings that sorry song I’m just gonna tag along,
With that old devil called love….
He’d follow me around, build me up, tear me down,
Till I’d be so bewildered, I wouldn’t know what to do.

That old devil called Love,
That old devil called Love.

‘That Ole Devil Called Love’ – Roberts & Fisher (1944)

 

Author’s Biography:  Melvyn Teillol-Foo (MTF)

Dr Melvyn Teillol-Foo is a contributor on AlphaLuxe web-zine.
He is also a moderator on PuristSPro.com horology discussion fora. He blends his scientific medical objectivity from the pharmaceutical industry with purist passion, in his musings about watches, travel, wine, food and other epicurean delights.
His travelog ‘Lazing’ and feasting ‘Grazing’ series of articles have now passed into “mythic legend” on the original ‘ThePuristS.com’ website. Those were the halcyon days when he was “rich and famous” that he remembers with bittersweet fondness.

Dr Teillol-Foo is a quoted enthusiast on the watch industry, appearing in feature articles and interviews by Wall Street Journal, International Herald Tribune, Sunday Times (London), Chronos (Japan), Citizen Hedonist (France) and other publications.  He has authored articles for magazines like International Watch (iW) – both U.S. & Chinese editions, ICON (Singapore), August Man (Singapore), Comfort (China) and The Watch (Hong Kong).