Chopard has enhanced its Women’s Happy Sport collection by releasing a new line of 25mm quartz watches. The Maison has combined colourful dial variants in steel or steel and ethical gold, and with a little touch of diamonds, because, who doesn’t like a few diamonds on their dial?
The Happy Sport watch returns in a version that is daintier than ever with a 25 mm case celebrating the spirit of jewellery watches and staging the wonders of five dancing diamonds. The collection has something to suit any taste, with 4 colour-ways on the dials – Silver, pink, green and blue with a steel case, and then a combination of Steel and Gold variants with Silver sun-burst dials.
The star of the show are the five free diamonds, placed between 2 crystals – one above the dial and hands, the other the outer case. This gives the diamonds room to move and ‘dance’ around the dial, using the wearer’s movement to spin them around. This is a bit of fun and really captures the Joie de Vivre spirit that Chopard envisions.
This Happy Sport 25 mm has retained several of the collection’s key characteristics, including the deliberate association of materials belonging to radically different registers: steel, ethical gold and diamonds. According to Chopard;
There are seven models to chose from; four in steel, one two-tone steel and gold, one steel with diamond set bezel and one in two-tone steel and gold with diamond bezel. Adding to this, the colour variants on the dials, all in a satin brushed sun-burst finish are fresh and pop, adding to the fun of the collection. So there is really a model to suit everyone’s tastes.
The four steel variants, plus the standard two-tone have the unique double-tour wrap around leather strap, giving these models a more sporty look. The two diamond set models have a more traditional blue alligator strap with pin buckle, essentially making these more of a “dress” watch.
Each of the five dancing diamonds tally up to 0.09 carats, with the diamond bezel versions having a total of 0.69 carats (including the dancing diamonds).
Chopard have deliberately kept the size and proportions of the Happy Sport dainty – perfect for those ladies with smaller wrists, or wanting a watch that is elegant and chic. The combination of the size, plus the double-tour strap does make this a great option for those wanting a versatile watch, casual but dressy when it needs to be.
The new Chopard Happy Sport collection are just fun, and I can see why Chopard have described the Happy Sports’ spirit as a little bit of Joie de Vivre. The collection is sporty, with the wrap around strap on the non diamond set bezel models, giving it that more casual look that can be dressed up if needed, and with the diamond set bezel options, a more elegant and refined model for those special occasions, still with the Joie de Vivre spirit I might add.
The satin finished, sun brushed dials are great and the colours are not too overpowering. From the elegant silver, to the more fun soft pink and green dials that have colour matched leather straps, it gives you the option to choose a watch that can be paired with everything, or a statement piece that says something about you. Either way, you shouldn’t be disappointed. Showing these models to my wife, she loved them and thought they were fun and cool. And if she is sold, then so am I!
Ref. 278620-3001, 3004, 3005, 3006 (Steel models), Ref. 278620-3002 (Steel with diamond set bezel), Ref. 278620-6001 (two-tone rose gold), Ref. 278620-6002 (two-tone rose gold with diamond set bezel)
- Case: 25mm, 8.74mm thick
- Case Material: Steel, Steel and 18k Ethical Rose Gold
- Dial: Satin finished sun brushed in Silver, blue, pink and green with 5 dancing diamonds
- Crystal: Sapphire crystal, scratch resistant with anti-reflective coating
- Water resistance: 30m / 3bar
- Movement: Chopard Quartz Movement
- Strap: Iridescent blue alligator leather strap (on versions with a dimond-set bezel) or double tour midnight calfskin strap (on versions with a polished bezel)
Australian Recommended Retail Pricing:
- Steel and polished bezel – $7,090,
- Steel and ethical 18-carat rose gold – $8,910,
- Steel with diamond-set bezel – $14,200,
- Steel and ethical 18-carat rose gold with diamond-set bezel – $16,000