With the Happy Sport Sun, Moon & Stars timepiece, Chopard choreographs the heavenly bodies in an incessant ballet. Enjoying their freedom to the full, five dancing emblems shaped like the sun, moon and stars – inspired by the romantic symbolism of Venice – grace the midnight-blue dial of a new Happy Sport crafted in stainless steel and 18-carat ethical rose gold. It is powered by a Chopard 09.01-C mechanical movement with automatic winding crafted by the Maison’s watchmaking Artisans and ensuring a 42-hour power reserve.
The ultimate romantic getaway, Venice is a powerful inspirational theme for Chopard. The Happy Sport Sun, Moon & Stars in stainless steel and ethical rose gold reveals a new facet of the Serenissima through an imaginative world pervaded by dreamy mystery. A tribute to Piazza San Marco, the vibrant heart of the city, this new interpretation of the Happy Sport collection evokes the famous clock tower that has dominated the square since the 15th century. From the midnight blue of the spangled lacquered dial to the leather strap and the five dancing emblems sliding across its dial, every detail of this watch recalls the emblematic decor of the monument. Caught between two sapphire crystals, the Happy Sport Sun, Moon & Stars stages an encounter between a dancing moon and three dancing stars in diamond-set ethical white gold and an equally freely whirling smiling sun in ethical rose gold. The fascinating celestial vault appears to be infinitely reflected in the inky waters of the Grand Canal.
Faithful to its independence and its promise of accuracy, Chopard has equipped this new Happy Sport Sun, Moon and Stars timepiece with the 148-part 09.01-C mechanical movement with automatic winding, produced in its own workshops. This calibre is endowed with a 42-hour power reserve ensuring lasting accuracy. The quality of its finishing and the steady beating of its oscillating weight can be observed through a transparent case-back.
Happy Sport, a collector’s watch
Derived from the famous Happy Diamonds, the Happy Sport watch was born in 1993 from the visionary instinct of Chopard’s Co-President and Artistic Director, Caroline Scheufele. In a daring association between the nobility of diamonds and the sportiness of steel, Happy Sport is the very embodiment of joie de vivre and modernity. It is a symbol that spreads good humour while subtly altering our relationship with time: we look at its dial to read the time as much as to admire the ballet of its emblems, whirling tirelessly around it like étoile dancers. Ever since its creation, the Happy Sport line has been constantly reinventing itself, in step with stylistic and societal changes. Available in more than a thousand versions – a profusion of models reflecting Chopard’s creative generosity, it has become the first ladies’ collector’s watch.
Chopard Happy Sport Sun, Moon & Stars Technical Specifications and Price
Ref. 278573-6027 – in stainless steel and ethical 18-carat rose gold
Functions and displays
- Hours, minutes and central sweep-seconds hand
- Mechanical movement with automatic movement: Chopard 09.01-C
- Number of components: 148
- Diameter: 20.40 mm
- Thickness: 3.65 mm
- Number of jewels: 27
- Frequency: 25,000 vph (3,5 Hz)
- Power reserve: 42 hours
- Stainless steel
- Total diameter: 30.00 mm
- Thickness: 11.13 mm
- Water resistance: 30 m
- Faceted crown in ethical 18-carat rose gold set with a sapphire: 5 mm
- Bezel and cabochons in ethical 18-carat rose gold
- Glare-proofed sapphire crystal
- Exhibition case-back
Dial and hands
- Spangled midnight blue dial
- Three dancing stars in diamond-set ethical 18-carat white gold, a dancing moon in diamond-set ethical 18-carat white gold, a dancing sun in ethical 18-carat rose gold
- Gilded cone-shaped hours and minutes hands
- Gilded central sweep-seconds hand
- Navy blue alligator leather strap with stainless steel buckle
- CHF 7,900