25th February 2019
On the day after the night before, Chopard is confirmed as the “lucky jeweller of the Oscars” with Olivia Colman, Regina King and Mark Ronson wearing Chopard stunning Haute Joaillerie and Fine Watchmaking creations to receive their Academy Awards for Best Actress in a Leading Role, Best Actress in a Supporting Role and Best Song.
In a very discombobulated Awards ceremony, many favourites fell by the wayside and no single film swept the board as in years gone by.
For decades, Chopard, which is also official partner of the Cannes Film Festival, has been celebrating cinematic passion to accompany winners such as Charlize Theron, Hilary Swank, Helen Mirren, Marion Cotillard, Kate Winslet, Colin Firth, Jennifer Lawrence, Cate Blanchett, Matthew McConaughey, Julianne Moore and Eddie Redmayne at the Academy Awards. Hence, their moniker of “Lucky Jeweller of the Oscars” and even a Red Carpet line of jewellery. Truth be told, Chopard is everpresent also at the Césars, BAFTAs, Golden Globes, and Emmys.
Actress Olivia Colman, Academy Award winning Actress in a Leading Role for her performance in “The Favourite,” wore Chopard earrings featuring diamonds set in white gold, a ring featuring an oval brilliant cut diamond totaling 10.34 carats and 3.74 carats of diamonds set in white gold, both from the Haute Joaillerie Collection, and a ring from the “L’Heure du Diamant Collection” featuring 2.34 carats of diamonds set in white gold.
Regina King, Academy Award winning Actress in a Supporting Role for her performance in “If Beale Street Could Talk” wore Chopard jewels, including earrings featuring 7.92 carats of pear shaped diamonds and 4.34 carats of diamonds set in 18k white gold; a ring featuring a 10.51-carat round brilliant-cut diamond set in 18k white gold; and a diamond bracelet with 53.43-carats of diamonds set in 18k white gold, all from the “Haute Joaillerie Collection.”
Mark Ronson, Awarded for Best Music (Original Song) for Shallow, attended the 91st Academy Awards wearing a L.U.C 1937 Classic timepiece in rose gold and cufflinks in rose gold featuring onyx.
It’s not easy for first timers at the Academy Awards, especially men because there is more preparation behind the scenes than they would expect. You can’t just roll up onto the red carpet without ‘hair and make-up’ let alone getting suited up and accessorised. Here are rare images from behind-the-scenes in Mark Ronson’s dressing room.
Actress Michelle Yeoh glittered in a pair of white gold earrings set with 8 carats of diamond briolettes and two pear-shaped diamonds totalizing 18 carats as well as a white gold bracelet set with 47.37 carats of round brilliant cut diamonds, both from the “Haute Joaillerie Collection”.
Allison Janney, a presenter, wore Chopard jewels, including a necklace featuring 59.03-carats of heart shaped rubies and 67.97-carat of diamonds set in 18k white gold from the “Red Carpet Collection,” diamond studs featuring a pair of round brilliant cut diamonds totaling 6.31-carats and diamonds set in 18k white gold, and a ring featuring a cushion shaped ruby weighing 4.26-carats and 5.45-carats of diamonds set in 18k white gold, both from the “Haute Joaillerie Collection.”
Author’s Biography: Melvyn Teillol-Foo (MTF)
Dr Melvyn Teillol-Foo is a contributor on AlphaLuxe web magazine. He was former CEO of 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 travelogue ‘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).