When is a diamond watch not your regular diamond watch? When it is a Happy Sport watch.
A brainchild of Caroline Scheufele, Chopard's co-president and artistic director, the Happy Sport is the timepiece sibling of the Happy Diamonds jewellery that took the classic gemstones and gave them the ability to twirl on the pieces, creating a visual treat and an interactive element for the wearer. How do the diamonds move so freely without interrupting time-keeping function? Ever the innovator, Chopard figured out a way to sandwich them between two plates of sapphire glass situated right on top of dial without losing any of watch's translucence.
As Scheufele once famously said: "Diamonds are happier when they are free."
For 2021, the Happy Sport appears in a new 33mm case with no less than seven references. The new proportion is said to be perfectly suited for the feminine wrist, making it more comfortable to wear and enjoy the five dancing diamonds. For the first time too, the Happy Sport is available in steel—but not just any steel. Lucent Steel A223 that first appeared in the sporty Alpine Eagle in 2019 is now welcomed into this family of iconic female watches.
Other case materials include ethical 18k rose gold as well as a two-tone version in Lucent Steel and 18k rose gold. For maximum bling, go for the ethical 18k rose gold case set entirely with diamonds. The new Happy Sport is powered by the automatic Chopard 09.01-C movement with a power reserve 42 hours.