If curiosity sparks you to search out the most expensive pieces of jewelry in the world, your quest will lead you to the Chopard 201 carat luxury watch valued at a cool $25 million! The second most expensive watch in the world (after the $55 million Hallucination by Graff), it contains 874 high-grade diamonds of various shapes and colors, the largest weighing in at 15.37 carts. The watch is cleverly designed with a spring-loaded mechanism which actually moves three large heart-shaped diamonds to reveal the watches dial! Chopard, a Swiss designer and producer of extremely high-quality ladies jewelry and watches, was founded in 1860 in Sonvilier, Switzerland by watchmaker Louis-Ulysse Chopard. The company, which has been owned by the Scheufele family in Germany since 1963, celebrated its 150th anniversary in 2010. The company and its facilities is now located in Meyrin-Geneva, Switzerland. The company produces, in-house, approximately 75,000 superbly crafted timepieces as well as 75,000 pieces of luxury jewelry each year. Chopard currently maintains 100 plus stores worldwide. Says longtime company owner, Karl-Friedrich Scheufele; “Chopard stands for creativity and innovation but also history and a strong family tradition.”
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