Chopard Happy Sport watch 20th anniversary

2luxury2 at Baselworld 2013: Happy Sport Medium Automatic

It was in 1993 that Caroline Scheufele,  the Artistic Director and Co-President of Chopard, the Swiss-based luxury watches and jewellery manufacturer, 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 20th anniversaryof its diamonds moving freely just a few millimetres above exquisite watch dials, Chopard unveiled at its Baselworld super stand 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.

The new Happy Sport Medium Automatic 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 or 18ct rose gold case is water-resistant to 30 metres and fitted with an alligator leather strap or an 18ct rose gold bracelet.