11th December 2018 | Delhi
Chopard, the watchmaker celebrates the 25th Anniversary of his most important and delusional timepiece, the Happy Sport Watch.
Watches for men have advanced over time with more mechanical complexities and technologies including different time zones, effect of gravity, more detailed study of friction and gravitational pull on different heights. But watchmakers have struggled to make something innovative and appreciable for women. Watchmakers are aiming to satisfy women who are intrigued by complications as much as those attracted by appearance. A wave of new models in the watches have combined function with fashion.
“Women buying complicated watches is certainly a trend we see here,” Mr. Rudaz added, the brand’s director. Well aware of the time and patience and intellect needed to create a timepiece that is both, fashionable and an instant of master technology, we can have an idea about what it takes to bring complexities into women’s world of watches.
Watchmaker and Chopard are always struggling to be the “first” in their invention and creativity and thus, this year it celebrates the anniversary of one of its most important inventions, “The Happy Sport”. A watch that came into existence in 1993 that undoubtedly changed the era of watches in the women’s world by changing its ‘casual’ face. The happy sport has been constantly reinvented and reasserted in various styles and eras. Contemporary art is a prolific creator of the watchmaker.
To celebrate the 25 years of Chopard invention of The Happy Sport, the brand has refreshed its offering, both inside and out. The Mains d’Art of the Maison – meaning its most expert specialized artisans have artistically designed the watches with ancestral techniques and remarkable treasure of meticulous care and creativity, making them etiquette and fragile. This year Chopard is reinventing the watch with even more seamless integration of its two centers of excellence- the result of a unique combination of myriad skills and expertise contributing to the grandeur of watchmaking and jewelry.
EXPERIENCE THE FUSION OF BEAUTY WITH TECHNOLOGY WITH THE HAPPY SPORT.
The first one being the trio of mother-of-pearl dials in soft pastel colors very intimately combined, silvery grey that makes the shining and lustrous background of the watch, bush pink that makes up the dial and the carving on the dial, and pale blue, the self-winding Chopard manufacture 09.01-C. At a time when it was impossible or unthinkable to create or imagine such a piece, Caroline Scheufele, now Co-President and Creative Director at Chopard, imagined a sports watch based on an unprecedented and offbeat association.
The watch is unique in its own respect with its two diamonds sandwiched between two slivers of sapphire crystal, appropriately the sapphire numbers to skit and dance across the dial. The fusion of diamonds in a steel watch was yet remarkable and unexpected, combining such a utilitarian function material with the exoticism and allure on such covetable stone. With the watches being integrated with more fusion like these, it can entirely be a gem-set complexity.
With dancing diamonds on the plate of steel, Caroline was now curious to formulate something that was not reserved for solemn occasions, whereas a part of the daily life, of daily turmoils. Since its pioneer, The Happy Sportsline has been perpetually reinvented and renovated, in step with the evolutions in style and in the society of which it is a vibrant symbol. To celebrate the 25th birthday of this emblematic and prestigious collection in due style, the Maison has called upon its “Mains d’Art” representing its most precious talents in creating four models constituting veritable works of art. The Happy Palm reflects the quintessence of glamour, all glittering magic of a festival encapsulated in a watch. The rose gold version on a navy strap is beautifully understated with palm leaves making the most of the dial shun with pink bush gold. Using infinitely appropriate and minute touches, the artisan traced and accentuated the dial motifs by sprinkling the fine gold particles like raindrops onto the still damp lacquer. No less than 170 hours of work were lavished on creating this dazzling plant-life motif.
FEEL THE OCEANIC ECSTASY WITH HAPPY FISH
Secondly, dive into the shimmering and aesthetic beauty of the ocean in the blue world with The Happy Fish Watch. The experience of oceanic beauty with the majestic and delicately rendered fish, swimming in the backdrop of sapphires and pink gold and silver grey. A poetic explanation of the underwater world with an eye of minute observations radiating an original strength and a colorful paradise. Enlivened by the whirling dance of Happy Diamonds in the watch, the sea reveals its most precious treasures in the form of white shimmer. The softening diamonds glazening on the watch creates a luminous effect enhanced by graded shades of snow-set blue sapphires.
KNOW THE MAGIC WHEN AESTHETICS MEET WITH ETHICS WITH HAPPY PALM
Known for creating emotional pieces with his artistic creativity and incentive, Chopard is exquisitely a contemporary charming watchmaker blending culture with nature with emotions. The Palme d'Or, whose motif is a direct nod to the palm trees lining the famous Croisette and to the Cannes coat-of-arms evoking the famous legend of Saint Honorat, is made with 118 grams of Fairmined-certified ethical 18-carat yellow gold.
THE MARITIME ADVENTUROUS HAPPY OCEAN WATCH
The nobility of diamonds with steel floating in the ocean with white sparkles conjuring the eye on which it falls. Both sporty and elegant, Happy Ocean is the ideal watch for exploring the ocean floor, relaxing on a yacht or strolling on the sand. The watch is 300 meters water resistant and beats to the rhythm of self-winding Chopard movement. The blue hue of the hour hand and the diamonds floating gives you the exact ocean time in this aquarium floating with utter weightlessness and dignity. Its two-tone blue-turquoise or blue-raspberry color is inspired by the azure blue shades and the corals and reefs and aquatic life.
This is exactly what The Happy Sport is about. The adequate amount of sparkle, the glitter of happiness and simple yet elegant style. Apart from this, the deftly frosted snow-set diamond version is also a perfect must have for all the ice queens. Everything about Chopard's creation is amazingly beautiful and supercalifragilisticexpialidocious. Nature remains a powerful source of inspiration for Caroline Scheufele and the timely variations in The Happy Sport reflect the magic of the maritime world and the skies above, with Happy Fish, Happy Ocean, Happy Snowflakes all becoming iconic idols of Chopard's invention.