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Happy Sport Oval

Case material
Steel, 18-carat ethical rose gold
Bracelet strap
Leather
Buckle
Pin buckle
Dial finish
Silver satin-brushed
Water resistance
30 m
Size
29 x 31.31 mm
Thickness
10.77 mm
Movement
Self-winding mechanical
Power reserve: 42 h, 25200 variations / hours
Functions
Hours, Minutes, Seconds
Reference
278602-6001
Market launch date
10.2019
Collection
Happy Sport
Price incl. VAT
9'290 CHF
Description

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.