CHOPARD – HAPPY OCEAN
LET’S GO TO THE BEACH!
As summer draws near, Chopard takes us to meet the ocean wildlife with four new sports watches with a main colour – deep blue – poetically evoking the sea world
Spring has not yet ended, but Chopard is already getting ready for summer. The brand from Geneva has unveiled four new watches with a blue theme to join the Happy Sport collection first launched in 1993, with two dressed in steel and two covered in precious stones. The blue colour evokes the ocean wave but also the turquoise waters lapping against fine sand beaches and multi-coloured fish dancing around coral reefs.
In its steel version, the Happy Ocean model features a 40mm case, waterproof down to 300m, with a unidirectional revolving bezel. The bezel is fitted with a blue anodised aluminium ring etched with a diving scale, and the area from 0 to 15 coloured turquoise or raspberry.
This metal setting contains an automatic mechanical movement, the calibre Chopard 01.01-C, beating at 28 800 vibrations an hour (4Hz) and providing 60 hours of power reserve.
Decorated in deep blue with a matt finish, the dial features five mobile diamonds with a harmonious dance that has forged the reputation of the Happy Sport collection. During their gleeful round, the sparkling gems pass over an hour rim made up of rounded and rectangular indices. The centre of the Happy Ocean dial houses two sword-shaped hands with a luminous coating. The minute hand is lined with turquoise or pink, depending on the model chosen. The white Super-LumiNova® used here gives out a blue light for the indices, the dots at the end of the second hand and the hour hand. The minute hand, however, emits a green gleam when the watch is plunged in darkness.
Since Chopard is a synonym of jewellery, the brand based in Geneva has also produced a pair of Happy Ocean watches with precious stones. The white gold case is crowned with a bezel paved with diamonds and sapphires, joined by rubies and topazes, and all in baguette size. The dial, where the five moving diamonds revolve, features a navy blue mother-of-pearl disc.
Price: 7,800 CHF (Steel) – 49,000 CHF (Blue diamonds) – 54,330 CHF (Pink diamonds) chopard.com
By Sharmila Bertin