Chopard 201 Carat Watch
The Chopard 201 carat watch is a luxury wristwatch featuring 874 diamonds in a variety of shapes, sizes and colours. The watch sold for $25 million in early 2000 making it the most expensive watch in the world.
The watch resembles a flower both in function and form, with a mechanism that allows the diamonds that enclose the face to flip open like petals unfolding at the break of day.
The specifications for a number of the diamonds are as follows:
- 1 heart-shaped pink diamond, internally flawless - 15.37 carats.
- 1 heart-shaped blue diamond, VS2 - 12.79 carats.
- 1 heart-shaped D colour diamond, flawless - 11.36 carats.
- 3 pear-shaped yellow diamonds - 8.45 carats total.
- 26 pear-shaped yellow diamonds - 17.07 carats total.
- 48 round yellow diamonds - 8.81 carats total.
- 260 pear-shaped D colour diamonds, flawless - 60.94 carats total.
- 91 round D colour diamonds, flawless - 10.29 carats total.
- 443 FC yellow diamonds - 4.95 carats total.
Main article: Chopard
Chopard is a Swiss company specialising in watches, jewellery and accessories established in 1860 by Louis-Ulysse Chopard. Nearly 100 years later, Chopard’s grandson, Paul-Andre sold the business to Karl Scheufele. Scheufele merged his own brand with Chopard’s to manufacture timepieces under the Chopard name. Today the company also manufactures jewellery and accessories ranging from fragrances to eyewear.