Sunday, 26th February 2017
At the 89th Annual Academy Awards
Academy Award winner and presenter, Charlize Theron, attended wearing jewelry by Chopard.
The actress chose earrings featuring a 25-carat pear-shaped D-flawless diamond and 26-carat heart-shaped D-flawless diamond, 4.55-carats of pear-shaped diamonds and 4.35-carats of brilliant-cut diamonds set in 18kt white ‘Fairmined’ gold from the “Garden of Kalahari Collection”. Ref. 849965-1001
Whilst the pear shape may be a classic diamond cut, Chopard has made the “Happy Heart” one of their iconic motifs. Paring both as earrings is so avant garde to make the most of very unique gemstones…truly pieces unique that would glitter even off the ‘Green Carpet’.
Coyly hiding on Ms Theron’s elegant fingers were a ring featuring a 7.11-carat pear-shaped diamond and 1.14-carat of diamonds set in 18kt white gold, AND a diamond ring featuring a 4.04-carat diamond set in 18kt white gold: both from the “High Jewelry Collection.”
Diamonds from Chopard, truly, are a girl’s best friends but with a more than just a heart…..
The Journey to Sustainable Luxury began when Chopard forged a philanthropic relationship with the Alliance for Responsible Mining (ARM) that enabled South American mining communities to reach Fairmined gold certification as well as providing training, social welfare and environmental support. The Green Carpet Challenge pairs glamour and ethics to raise the profile of sustainability, ethics and social welfare.
Not to be outdone by the ladies and attending in support of his nominated film ‘Arrival’, Jeremy Renner was at the 89th Annual Academy Awards, wearing a timepiece by Chopard.
The actor selected Chopard’s L.U.C 1937 Classic timepiece, featuring a silver dial and stainless steel case: all very elegant and affordable luxury for today’s world…
The satin-brushed silver-toned dial is the backdrop for applied rhodium-finished Roman numerals and a printed minute track. The classical Dauphine Fusee hands, unique to the L.U.C collection, are also in rhodium finish.
The 42 mm-diameter steel case is characterised by an innovative profile and timeless curves. The sides are decorated with vertical satin-brushed finish and the lugs are mirror-polished. The sapphire clear case back allows the owner to admire the L.U.C Calibre 1.010 movement.
The mechanical, automatic winding, movement is chronometer-certified by the C.O.S.C. and has a 60-hour power reserve. It drives the hours, minutes and central seconds hands, as well as a date display through a window at 6 o’clock. It also features a stop-seconds function, enabling easy and accurate time-setting.
In keeping with the actor’s rough and tumble film personae (Bourne Legacy, Marvel’s The Avengers franchise, Mission Impossible franchise, The Hurt Locker], the stainless steel watch is a credible daily wearer despite it’s high horology origins.
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).