Designers frames have a well-earned reputation for quality, durability, beauty and creativity. Chopard is no exception; so we’re delighted to be able to supply the Chopard spectacle collection to our customers in Tadley.
Originally Swiss watch makers, the company was created in 1860 in Sonivier, by Louis-Ulysse Chopard. His reputation for innovative design, reliability and attention to detail quickly grew. Soon he was supplying unique pocket watches and clocks to illustrious places such as the Court of Tsar Nicholas II of Russia, as well as winning prestigious contracts with the likes of the Swiss Railways.
In 1937 the family relocated the business to Geneva, the capital of fine watchmaking. Their reputation for technical sophistication ensured that they maintained their cosmopolitan clientele over the next 100 years.
In 1963 with no family to pass the company onto, Chopard was sold to the watchmaking German family Scheufele. Karl and Karin Scheufele also brought with them their jewellery expertise leading to exquisite jewellery and accessory collections. Still family owned the company has gone from strength to strength. Their designs are often linked to their passions for film and classic motor racing; In 1998 they started a partnership with the Mille Miglia race, the legendary “corsa più bella del mondo” a vintage and classic car rally held each year in Italy. For over twenty years they have been official partners of the Cannes Film Festival.
This love for glamour and adventure can be seen reflected in their range of unique luxury spectacles for ladies and gentlemen. Whether vintage or contemporary in style Chopard’s collections are made from the finest materials with a love for detail and sophisticated designs.