To commemorate this double anniversary, in conjunction with De Rigo, the renowned Swiss jeweller has created a pair of sunglasses inspired by the Haute Joaillerie collection “Precious Chopard”. Highly sophisticated and equipped with the best optical technology typical of artisan jewellery makers, this is the perfect accessory for dealing with the sunrays of Cannes, photographer flashes and spotlights!
De Rigo and Chopard, two family-owned international businesses share the very same core values and are united by a passion for excellence and innovation. The elegance of Italian design has been immaculately blended with the sophistication of the Swiss Haute Joaillerie to give rise to unique creations, inspired by Chopard’s emblematic collections. As is the case behind the scenes of the Geneva-based Manufacture, De Rigo also brings together expert craftsmen who, thanks to their mastery, create Chopard glasses akin to jewellery by following the manufacturing processes typical of jewellery and watchmaking.
The “Precious” Special Edition has been designed as a tribute to the 70th edition of the Cannes Film Festival, an official Chopard partner for twenty years. The jewellery-glasses designed by De Rigo and Chopard flawlessly embody the incomparable atmosphere of the Festival: a blend of sophistication, glamour and seduction. The metal rims have been superimposed over thick lenses to create an original “clip-on” effect. Luminous and sophisticated, the rims in 23-carat gold plated metal are enhanced by clear crystals for the rose gold version and brown for its red counterpart, all applied by hand on the extension of the lenses. The round and feminine shape creates the appearance of a sparkling cloud, reminiscent of the dazzling splendour of “Precious Chopard” jewellery.
The grey or brown-tinted lenses are made from the latest polymer. Remarkably lightweight, flexible and hard-wearing, this material ensures perfect vision and optimal protection. The ultimate luxury, this exceptional model, produced as a Special Edition and only available from the world’s best eyewear retailers and Chopard boutiques, is presented in an elegant case clad in red and gold Venetian brocade.