Chopard craftsmanship began in Switzerland in 1860, and has become a premier Swiss maker of fine watches and accessories. Chopard is one of the rare Houses that develops and produces its own movements and watches completely in-house, in order to control its peak quality standards. Quality, creativity, passion and innovation are the hallmarks of Chopard's philosophy, reflected in each unique eyeglasses creation of the collection. Chopard eyeglasses frames are hand assembled by highly trained craftsmen in the Italian workshop following a strict process. Each piece is unique and requires over 200 hours from beginning to end. Components such as 5 microns of 23K gold, Swarovski crystal, precious wood, Trivex lenses...these are standard in the collection.