Happy Sport Oval
Unprecedented, super-chic and exquisitely feminine
The now iconic 27-year-old Happy Sport instils its mischievous spirit into a supremely elegant model: an oval case housing a self-winding movement specially developed by the Chopard manufacture. Joyfully blending genres, steel and diamonds, the eternal and the ephemeral, the very spirit of Happy Sport brings together a vast range of possibilities within an iconic watch.
Exalting the oval
To mark the 25th anniversary of Happy Sport, Chopard has interpreted its watch icon in an oval with reinvented proportions. Drawing on the elegance of lines traced by dainty downstrokes and upstrokes, Happy Sport Oval enhances the stylistic repertoire of Chopard's icon by integrating it within a vast trend that, from fashion to watchmaking, now pays homage to timeless femininity through lighter and more closely fitting proportions. Chopard’s watchmaking expertise has enabled it to equip the Happy Sport Oval with a mechanical self-winding movement, the 09.01-C, developed and produced within its own Manufacture. Technical sophistication, intriguing allure, supreme femininity: this is about having it all and refusing to renounce anything.
The oval, a timeless legacy
The same creative expression of absolute freedom now takes a new path in reviving the oval case, which had made a previous appearance in the Happy Sport style repertoire but has now been entirely redesigned. A new model reflecting a strong trend sweeping the fashion industry and the watchmaking world with a tribute to timeless femininity through a neatly fitting aesthetic. The design of this new Happy Sport features a distinctive oval shape idealised through reinvented proportions. Drawing upon a sense of streamlined elegance conveyed through subtle upstrokes and downstrokes, the bezel is slimmer at 12 and 6 o’clock, whilst more generous at 3 and 9 o’clock – thus endowing both the watch and the wrist it adorns with an unmistakable sense of distinction and finesse. By redesigning the oval in accordance with its own aesthetic vision, the Happy Sport enlists a multicultural symbol of abundance and eternity. The oval, as a spatial representation of the egg shape, carries within it untold worlds with powerful connotations: as Victor Hugo already wrote: “Be capable of perceiving talent even in that which at first sight least resembles it. I have sometimes written about an egg: it is in fact a bird” (Post-scriptum de ma vie, posthumously published in 1901). The oval, a place of withdrawal and of bursting forth, is the scene of endless possibilities, where transformations encapsulating the future take shape; on the dial of the Happy Sport Oval, every second holds the promise of future joy.