Chopard Luna D'Oro Triple Calendar with Moon Phase
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Model Name: Luna D'Oro
Year: Circa 1990
Reference No: 1114
Material: 18K yellow gold
Calibre: Automatic, cal. 900
Clasp/Buckle: Gold plated Chopard buckle
Signed: Case, dial and movement signed
Accessories: Further accompanied by original Chopard box, instruction booklet and certificate.
- Triple calendar wristwatch is such an useful timepiece as it not only shows the date but also the day and month and this Chopard Luna D'Oro is a good example. The white dial has an outer date ring with central hand to show the date and has 2 aperture windows to show the day and month. It also has an aperture window in the form of a fan to show the phases of the moon. This wristwatch has a circular case with stepped bezel, snap on back and the original 18K gold buckle.
- At the age of 24, Louis-Ulysse Chopard started his company L.U.C. Chopard in Sonviller, Switzerland. Since the brand's inception in 1860, Chopard understood the need for thin and accurate pocket watches to be functional for daily wear. The brand gained world recognition in 1912 after Tsar Nicolas II became a client.
Following Louis-Ulysse's death in 1915, his sons Paul-Louis and Paul André took over the business and moved their headquarters to La Chaux-de-Fonds. In 1963, the company was taken over by Karl Scheufele, who remains the brand's owner. Arguably Chopard's most recognizable design, the "Happy" line, was inspired by Scheufele's daughter Caroline. In 1996, his son Karl-Friedrich established Chopard as a manufacturer of its own range of in-house movements under the name L.U.C., creating groundbreaking, exquisitely finished watches that have earned the brand worldwide acclaim.