Power reserve: 42 h, 25200 variations / hours
Happy Sport, story of a watch icon
Spotlight on 1993 when Chopard Co-President Caroline Scheufele effectively captured the spirit of the times in designing a sports watch based on an original and astounding association between the robustness of steel and the nobility of diamonds. Ensuring that each diamond in its spinning-top capsule is arranged in such a way that its dance is never hindered is technical feat that only a few choreography artisans are capable of achieving. Thus embodying unprecedented audacity, the Happy Sport was born, epitomising a noble legacy of casual chic style in an ever-changing choreography of dancing diamonds. A powerful metaphor of the emancipatory momentum women experienced in the 20th century, this free-spirited collection vividly reflects this vibrant life force and has lent itself to countless transformations ever since its debut.
Particularly well suited to feminine wrists, Chopard’s dainty, most coveted two-tone 33 mm diameter Happy Sport now appears in an ethical 18-carat rose gold and Chopard's exclusive Lucent Steel™, produced with 80% recycled steel. Graced with a diamond-set bezel, the Maison’s signature five dancing diamonds twirl on a subtle purple gradient mother-of-pearl dial, with a matching pearlescent alligator strap and glowing amethyst on the crown. A colour of many meanings, purple combines the calm stability of blue and the fierce energy of red and is often associated with nobility, luxury and power, as well as magic, peace, pride, and independence.
Integrating two centres of excellence
This alluring timepiece is powered by the Chopard automatic 09.01-C movement with a 42-hour power reserve whose presence in the original Happy Sport bore witness to Chopard’s ever more seamless integration of its two centres of excellence: watchmaking and jewellery, and the unique combination of the unparalleled skills and expertise that contribute to its splendour.
In 2013, Chopard embarked on a Journey to Sustainable Luxury, a long-term commitment which aims to protect and preserve the Earth from which we source our raw materials as well as the people involved in our supply chain.100% of the refined gold used for this watch comes from sources that are verified as having met international best practice environmental and social standards. Chopard also has an in-house foundry which is not only able to guarantee the origin of the gold used in the production but is above all able to directly resmelt gold scraps and production waste in order to recycle unused material.The diamonds used for this timepiece follow the principles for transparency stipulated by the Kimberley Process Certification Scheme and the Responsible Jewellery Council system of warranties. And for the first time in its history, the Happy Sport collection draws on the luminous brilliance, resistance and purity that are key assets of Lucent Steel™, an exclusive alloy through which Chopard has chosen to treat steel as a precious metal. Resulting from four years of research and development, this steel endowed with properties comparable to those of surgical steel, entered the watchmaking world with the 2019 launch of the Alpine Eagle collection. Today, the use of this material – 80% composed of recycled steel – in the Maison’s other collections bears witness to Chopard's ongoing commitment to responsible luxury.The Maison’s ambition is to reach at least 90% recycled steel in its Lucent Steel™ by 2025. This commitment will allow Chopard to significantly reduce the carbon footprint of its steel.