The Palme d’Or is the ultimate symbol of the Cannes film festival. Redesigned by Caroline Scheufele, Chopard’s co-president and creative director, in 1998 and crafted each year since in the Chopard workshops in Switzerland, it has been made since 2014 from Fairmined certified gold. This year, Chopard pays tribute to Europe’s most glamorous event by launching Happy Palm, a new diamond watch for the Cannes film festival.
DIAMOND WATCH FOR THE CANNES FILM FESTIVAL
To mark the 25th birthday of the Happy Sport line, Chopard has created four exceptional models: Happy Palm, Happy Fish, Happy Snowflakes and Happy Sport Joaillerie. The most spectacular timepiece is Happy Palm, inspired by the prestigious Cannes film festival award. Studded with diamonds, the Happy Palm reflects the quintessence of glamour. Five moving diamonds and a miniature Palme d’or dance around the finely crafted mother-of-pearl dial. It is adorned with Urushi lacquer, a resin harvested in Asia from the eponymous trees and decorated using the ancestral Japanese art of maki-e (sprinkled image). The artisan traced and accentuated the dial motifs by dusting fine gold particles onto the still damp lacquer. It took 170 hours of work to create this dazzling plant-life motif.
(Above) At Baselworld 2018, Chopard, official partner of the Cannes film festival, presented a new métiers d’art watch made of 18-carat ethical yellow gold certified Fairmined. The movement is engraved in house by hand in Fleurier-Fleurisanne technique. It features five moving diamonds and a gold palm.
The collection is limited to 25 pieces and is available exclusively at Chopard boutiques.
Photos: Courtesy of Chopard and Dolce & Gabbana
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