If ever there were a watchmaker and jeweller having mastered the art of expressing the many-splendoured nature of love, it is beyond doubt the Maison Chopard, which has made happiness, joie de vivre, feelings and emotions its favourite fields of expression.
LOVE: a universal message – cherished by co-president and artistic director of the Maison, Caroline Scheufele – which has inspired a new variation within the Happy Sport watch collection. Issued in two limited series – 250 for the steel version with polished bezel and 150 for its diamond-set counterpart – this new timepiece continues to give free rein to the dancing diamonds that twirl on its blue mother-of-pearl dial bearing the letters LOVE. The aptly named Happy Love watch is a new icon with which we’re already in love.
Much more than a watch, with Happy Sport, Caroline Scheufele invented a whole a new way of envisioning time. We no longer look at our wrists to tell the time, but to appreciate the luxury of observing gracefully whirling diamonds revelling in their freedom expressed through an ever-changing choreography. Like an enchanted interlude, Happy Sport watches embellish a moment spent far from the daily hustle and bustle of the world and its constraint, offering complete freedom to enjoy a truly original sight. With Happy Love, the seven dancing diamonds are invited to continue their joyful waltz on a blue mother-of-pearl dial conveying a universal message emitting eminently positive vibes: LOVE. The four letters are joyfully colourful and stylised in street-art mode, adding a vivid touch to this resolutely contemporary watch that has perpetually reinvented itself throughout its more than a quarter of a century of existence. An additional detail, the letter O has been carefully crafted in the shape of a heart: a direct reference to the emblematic symbol of Chopard, the Big-Hearted Maison.
The 36 mm-diameter Happy Love case is entirely made of steel and fitted with a royal blue glossy leather strap matching the dial colours. It contains a self-winding mechanical movement guaranteeing an approximately 42-hour power reserve. Exclusively available from Chopard boutiques, the Happy Love watch is issued in limited editions of 250 with a polished bezel, and 150 with a diamond-set bezel.
In 1993, seizing the spirit of the times, Caroline Scheufele designed a sports watch based on a unique and explosive combination: steel and diamonds. This unprecedented audacity gave rise to Happy Sport. Loyal to the spirit of the Happy Diamonds that find their place on its dial, twirling like étoile ballet dancers performing free variations between two sapphire crystals, the Happy Sport quickly became an iconic figurehead within the Maison and among ladies’ watches in general. In more than 25 years of existence, it has appeared as over a thousand variations testifying to Chopard’s creative generosity.