Happy Sport, a sporty-chic icon
She might be in jeans, perched on stilettos, and have grabbed a trench coat in a hurry as she left the office. She’ll have slipped her pumps into her handbag for an evening at the opera. On her wrist, a fiery flash, a state of mind, a free spirit: her Happy Sport. On her mind: the icons of 90s chic, the era which saw the birth of her cult watch, symbol of a glamorous, multifaceted epoch… Caroline Bessette Kennedy, Kate Moss and Lucy Liu all belong to her iconographic hall of fame, legends who co-wrote the finest hours of sport-chic style with Caroline Scheufele. Their signature? Style and nonchalance. A disregard for formal conventions. In the age of mix and match, of minimalism and pharaonic luxury, anything was possible as long as there was a true style signature. A signature invented by Chopard in 1993 by giving substance to an era through a watch with a revolutionary spirit allowing diamonds to dance across its dial. A first in the codified world of watchmaking, this daring feat was to become a must-have that made history. Adored, envied, and unequalled. On the wrists of style-making women, the Happy Sport has become an icon.
More than just a precious metal, gold conveys the valuable commitment of a family-run Maison handed down from generation to generation. Since 2018, Chopard has become a pioneer in sustainable luxury by committing to using 100% ethical gold in the production of its watches and jewellery. With this new Happy Sport model, ethical 18-carat rose gold flaunts its luminous radiance through a total-look interpretation in which gold reigns supreme, from case to sunray satin-brushed bracelet and from dial to hands. The actors are ready to start the show in this splendid theatre: make way for the dancing diamonds!
Dancing diamonds for a talisman watch
Five dancing diamonds whirl and twirl on the dial, prolonging the joyful moves of the woman wearing the Happy Sport on her wrist. Endless motion and an endless live show where light, elegance and freedom linger. Five diamonds, like the promise of infinite happiness, like a happy omen, a sign of balance.
The dance of the diamonds echoes the flawless proportions of the Happy Sport, whose 33 mm-diameter case is inspired by the rules of the golden ratio and dictated by the size of the Chopard 09.01-C movement with which the collection is equipped. Absolute, unambiguous perfection providing a golden stage for a palette of emotions in perpetual motion. Along with the motto, “Be happy” as a lucky charm!
Technical Details Happy Sport
Ref. 275378-5008 – in ethical 18-carat rose gold
Ref. 275378-5009 – in ethical 18-carat rose gold with diamond-set bezel
Case: Ethical 18-carat rose gold, Total diameter 33 mm, Thickness: 10,84 mm, Water resistance: 30 metres, Facetted crown in ethical 18-carat rose gold set with a sapphire 5.50 mm Bezel in 18-carat rose gold, polished or set with diamonds, Glare-proofed sapphire crystal, Exhibition case-back with the Happy Sport logo; Movement: Mechanical movement with automatic winding Chopard 09.01-C, Number of parts: 148, Total diameter: 20.40 mm, Thickness: 3.65 mm, Number of jewels: 27, Frequency: 25,200 vph (3.5 Hz), Power reserve: 42 hours; Dial and hands: Gilded sunburst satin-brushed dial, Five dancing diamonds, Gilded Roman hour-markers, Navy blue railway-type minutes track, Sword-shaped hours and minutes hands, Gilded central sweep-seconds hand; Functions: Hours, minutes, seconds, Bracelet and buckle: Bracelet in ethical 18-carat rose gold, Triple folding clasp in ethical 18-carat rose gold