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Chopard’s Lights Will Guide You Home

Chopard marks the anniversary of its Happy Sport series with a first-ever mechanical rendition of the icon and a new personalisation service.

Chopard’s Happy Sport fetes its 20th anniversary with the unveiling of a head-turning timekeeper. Designed by Caroline Scheufele, artistic director and co-president of the Swiss watchmaker, the balletic collection was first unveiled in 1993.
In an elegant swerve from a dynasty of Happy Sport watches powered by quartz movements, the mesmerising Happy Sport Medium Automatic is a mechanical masterpiece by the 153-year-strong Geneva-based watch manufacture. It dazzles with the collection’s trademark diamonds, seven in total, which freely prance under a glare-proof sapphire crystal. Chopard’s Happy Sport foray takes its inspiration from the acclaimed Happy Diamonds collection, which debuted in 1976 with unfettered diamonds moving freely amongst sapphire crystals encased above its dial. The Happy Sport collection’s preferred mother-of-pearl dial has given way to a stellar silver-toned dial that sports an intricate guilloche finish.
Decorated with 25 jewels and packing a 42-hour power reserve, its mechanical self-winding movement is housed within a 30m water-resistant steel case and complemented by an alligator leather strap. The spotlight, of course, remains fixated on the Happy Sport Medium Automatic’s jubilantly dancing diamonds. As Chopard owner and Caroline’s mother Karin aptly remarks: “Diamonds are happiest when they are free.”
To celebrate the Happy Sport’s milestone anniversary, Chopard is also giving clients the chance to personalise their own timepiece through its boutique network. Whether it be pink or blue sapphires or tsavorites, a steel bracelet or a glossy leather strap, moving elements spinning between two sapphire crystals and shaped like fish, a poetic snowflake, clover or a lucky horseshoe, stars or butterflies… the variations are endless. Once designed, each bespoke Happy Sport is then crafted in Geneva by Chopard’s in-house artisans.