Intent on producing pocket watches and chronometers of stature, Louis-Ulysse Chopard founded his company in 1860, and the brand has continually turned out masterpieces. Just about a century into its legacy, Chopard was purchased by jewelry entrepreneur Karl Scheufele in 1963. It was his vision to unite his jewelry company with watchmaking under one brand and to propel both areas to greater levels of accomplishment in design and technology. With creativity at an all-time high, Chopard has grown at a faster rate than the market as a whole while preserving its independence - a rarity amongst watch and jewelry companies today. For the past decade, Chopard jewels have glistened on the necks and wrists of celebrities from all corners of the earth.