A jewel of a collection

De Rigo launches luxury sunglasses inspired by Chopard necklaces and watches

23 Jan 2017 by Robina Moss

De Rigo has launched its 2017 Chopard sunglasses collection for women, which is inspired by luxury jewellery and watches.

Chopard’s eyewear collections are said by De Rigo “to celebrate the luxury of Swiss high jewellery and Italian design excellence.”

The company highlights the sunglasses’ “meticulous attention to detail, combined with cutting-edge technologies and sophisticated, modern materials.”

The styles draw inspiration from the most popular elements of the Swiss Maison’s jewellery and watch collections.

‘Daring sophistication’ is said to be the recurrent theme of the Happy Diamonds Collection, with the sunglasses featuring crystals that move inside a structure placed on the sides.

A highlighted style is ‘Happy Diamonds SCHB67S.’ The large, round lenses of the sunglasses come with a half-rim featuring a thick enamelled metal insert. The acetate sides include metal detailing that contains three crystals which move within the detailing.

Another highlight of the latest launches is ‘Happy Sport SCHB7OS,’  which is designed to stand out due to the contrast between the round metal front piece and the rubberised sides. The design elements are inspired by the straps of the Happy Sport collection of watches.

The new Imperiale Collection has a flower detail on the hinge, or a decorative pattern. A highlight of that range is ‘Imperiale Flower SCH21OS,’ an acetate and metal style.

Crystals have been customised to recreate the look of the Chopard amethysts in the brand’s jewellery and have been set by hand on the acetate sides.

De Rigo UK’s trade marketing manager, Abigail Gavin, told OT: “Each piece of Chopard eyewear is a small, exclusive piece of perfection and the result of precise workmanship and an elaborate production process executed entirely by hand.

“Just like a jewel, each Chopard eyepiece, meticulously created by dedicated craftsmen, is placed in its precious case.”

For more information, visit the company’s website.


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