For 20 years, the Happy Sport watches by Chopard have been appealing to devotees of contemporary, daring, and subtly unconventional timepieces. To mark this jubilee year, the iconic collection welcomes a mechanical interpretation in the shape of the new Happy Sport Medium Automatic.
It was in 1993 that Caroline Scheufele created one of the Chopard icons, the Happy Sport watch. Repeatedly interpreted over the years in occasionally humorous and consistently elegant ways, it has lived under various highly evocative identities: Happy Beach, La Vie en Rose, Happy Spirit, Mystery Pink…
Now, in celebrating the finest anniversary of its diamonds moving freely just a few centimetres above exquisite watch dials, Chopard unveils the new Happy Sport Medium Automatic. The famous moving diamonds – one of the most fascinating jewellery innovations in recent decades – adds an unprecedented mechanical dimension to their entrancing natural charm.
Elegant, sophisticated and entirely loyal to the spirit of the original Happy Spirit, the new Chopard Happy Sport Medium Automatic watch reveals a guilloché silver-toned dial, a tribute to the decorative traditions of classical watchmaking and a perfect backdrop against which to highlight the seven moving diamonds.
On the back, a sapphire crystal provides a chance to admire its mechanical self-winding movement adorned with a straight Côtes de Genève motif also known as Geneva stripes. Its 36 mm-diameter steel case is water-resistant to 30 metres and fitted with an alligator leather strap.
Model: Chopard Happy Sport Medium Automatic
Total diameter: 36.00 mm
Thickness: 12.08 mm
Water resistance: 30 m
Steel crown set with a blue sapphire: 6.00 mm
Seven moving diamonds
Glare-proofed sapphire crystal
Mechanical self-winding movement
Diameter: 26.20 mm
Thickness: 3.60 mm
Number of jewels: 25
Frequency: 28,800 vph (4Hz)
Power reserve: 42 hours
Dial and hands
Guilloché silver-toned dial
Rhodiumed hour, minute and seconds hands
Functions and displays
Central display of the hour, minute and seconds
Date at 4.30
Strap and buckle
Alligator leather strap
Steel pin buckle
Ref. 278559-3001 – In steel