The Watch for
Free-Spirited Women

More than a Swiss watch, Happy Sport is a contemporary creation embracing Women's lifestyles! Precious yet casual, it can be worn just as well on a tennis court as at a dinner date. "A watch that I can wear 24 hours a day", as its designer Caroline Scheufele describes it. This ultimate sporty-chic diamond watch has been lighting up Free-Spirited Women’s lives since 1993, accompanying them every day to be the Woman they aspire to be while conquering the world in which they wish to live!

An Iconic Design

All curves and soft lines, Happy Sport is a feminine masterpiece of watchmaking art, offering an opulent stage for its emblematic dancing diamonds, imagined as an echo of the surge of freedom that changed the lives of women in the 20th century. The first watch to combine the nobility of diamonds with the robustness of steel, Happy Sport diamond watch features a unique design, making it an icon at the crossroads between a watch and a piece of jewelry.

In-house Skills

Every stage in the production of Happy Sport diamond watch is performed in-house according to ancestral watchmaking and jewelry expertise.
From smelting precious metals to Chopard Caliber 09.01-C as well as the machining of the case and metal bracelet, the gemsetting process and the choreography of dancing diamonds, Happy Sport encapsulates all the emotions of each of the Artisans who have contributed to crafting it.

The reliability of an in-house movement

Chopard’s watchmaking expertise and vertically integrated approach enables the Happy Sport collection to be driven by a 148-part Chopard 09.01-C movement – with automatic winding and a 42-hour power reserve – that is entirely designed, developed and produced in-house. Since Chopard’s creations are as beautiful inside, as they are outside, the calibre is visible through the sapphire case-back of the watch.

[ambient synth music] 

(On-screen text: Chopard Happy Sport) 

(Against a pale blue background, the dial of a Happy Sport timepiece fades into view. The dial is white with rose gold hands and hour markers and black minute markers around the edge. The words Chopard, Automatic and Swiss Made are inscribed around the edge.) 

[mechanical clicking sounds] 

(The hands rise from the dial and the dial lifts away completely, leaving the movement bare. The movement slides apart in an animated exploded view, each cog, wheel, spring and screw rotating independently.) 

(On-screen text: Happy Sport Calibre 09.01-C) 

(On-screen text: Chopard - The Artisan of Emotions - Since 1860)

[A sustained note in the background] 

(A light shines on an assorment of sparkling diamonds. Lorena uses jewellery tweezers to gently select one.) 

Bringing Happy Diamonds to life is something you only learn here. Only the Maison Chopard makes jewellery like this. 

(A close-up of a Happy Diamonds timepiece with the diamonds gliding over the dial.) 

(On-screen text: ART, from the Latin ARS, ARTIS. Talent, skill, dexterity.) 

[Soft piano music plays] 

(On-screen text: The word ART becomes ARTISAN.) 

(On-screen text: From expertise to emotion. Chopard) 

(A black and white graphite sketch of the palm of a hand, surrounded by the words EXPERTISE, CREATIVITY, EMOTION.) 

To me, an artisan creates real value because we really work with our hands.

(A portrait of Lorena.) 

(On-screen text: Lorena, Choreography Artisan) 

My job is to breathe life into jewellery and timepieces by adding mobile Happy Diamonds. 

(Dressed in a white lab coat, Lorena sits at her workstation. She plunges the diamonds into a liquid to clean them.) 

(On-screen text: Cleaning the diamonds) 

When I first started working at Chopard, when I applied for a job in mechanical watchmaking, I knew I was going to learn new things, which is something I enjoy. When you enjoy what you're doing, you can learn very fast. 

(On-screen text: Checking the diamond) 

(Lorena studies a single diamond through a microscope.) 

Happy Diamonds are diamonds that are specifically designed to spin and twirl inside jewellery and watches. 

(On-screen text: Manually setting a prong-set diamond) 

(Lorena delicately picks up a diamond and a clawed basket and sets the diamond carefully.) 

It gives me the freedom to show all my strengths as a person and as an artisan. It's amazing to see a piece of jewellery with mobile diamonds that can move freely inside.

(On-screen text: Integrating the mobiles into the case middle) 

(Lorena places the set diamond onto the crystal; it spins slightly as she sets it down. She polishes the outer crystal and puts it in place on the case.) 

And to know it was made by an artisan, and not by a machine. That's what gives Chopard jewellery its value. My special talent is assembling tiny parts.

(On-screen text: Automatically gemsetting the mobiles) 

(Lorena arranges the diamonds and a machine presses them into their settings.) 

I've always enjoyed meticulous work. Not that I'm a very patient person, but when it comes to jewels, I'm very patient because I'm aiming for excellence.

(On-screen text: Cleaning and assembling the bezel) 

It's a challenge and I have the goal of making our clients happy. Gratitude is very important. That's how my parents brought us up. 

(On-screen text: Screwing down the bezel) 

(Lorena polishes the bezel and lowers it onto the case. She uses tiny tools to fix it in place.) 

Chopard reached out to me when I needed them, when I was looking for work. They gave me the chance to show my skills. So today, I am very grateful. 

(On-screen text: Integrating the mobile into the bangle) 

(Lorena places a single diamond between two crystals at the end of a bangle.) 

I'm proud to work for Chopard because the Scheufele family is the image of a real family. 

(On-screen text: Manually assembling the jewellery) 

(Lorena assembles and carefully polishes a bangle and a pendant necklace which both feature diamonds dancing between two crystals.) 

For me, it is a great Maison, and even though they have so much today, they still work very hard, because I think they know there is a family behind every employee.

(On-screen text: Fitting one of the pendant's sapphire crystals) 

What I do today is something I have always wanted to do because it's my passion.

(On-screen text: Chopard - The artisan of emotions - Since 1860)

Chopard’s Artisans bring unique expertise to making diamonds twirl. Invented by the Maison in 1976, dancing diamonds spin freely on the watch dial thanks to the talent of the Artisan Choreographers who oversee their movements.

Responsible Materials

The collection proudly epitomizes Chopard's strategic choices in building Sustainable Luxury. Happy Sport steel watches are thus equipped with cases and bracelets made of Lucent Steel™, a responsible alloy exclusive to the Maison and composed of at least 80% recycled material. The gold models are crafted in Ethical Gold.

(On-screen text: Chopard) 

(On-screen text: The journey to sustainable luxury) 

(The words spoken in the video appear on screen among the different images.) 

Our world's most beautiful creation is the planet itself. 

[violin music] 

(The planet Earth turns slowly against a starry black background.) 

Unique, diverse and sublime: filled with treasures that envelop us, captivate us, recharge us. 

(The Colosseum, the rainforest, a sunset, a waterfall, a person hiking up a mountain peak, a person spreading their arms in the sun, the sea, sunlight through the trees, a bull, an eagle, an elephant appear in quick succession.)

The human and natural challenges we face also flood us with emotions which drive us to respond, to act, to overcome.

(A flame reveals a metal stylized golden palm branch. Several images of the Chopard Manufacture in Switzerland appear with its impeccable gardens, and breathtaking mountainous backdrop. A black-and-white sketch of a watch transforms into an L.U.Chopard timepiece against a white background.)

Chopard, a family-owned Maison, is committed to the journey to sustainable luxury, where aesthetics meets ethics. A journey that began a long time ago. 

(Caroline Scheufele talks on a stage with a slideshow bearing the words "Chopard, the journey to sustainable luxury #chopardethicalgold". A model wears a necklace of silver wild cats sitting atop large purple jewel stones. Another wears a pendant with a stylized wolf howling at the moon, and another a large pendant featuring jewel-encrusted camels in the desert. Chains of sparkling butterflies lie on a layer of pink flowers.)

In 2010, Chopard partnered with the WWF to protect biodiversity and safeguard the Earth's natural heritage.

(Artisans work on pieces in the Chopard workshops.) 

Nobody travels such a vital path alone. Chopard is a member of the Responsible Jewelry Council, achieving RJC Code of Practices Certification in 2012. 

(Close-up of a ring made up of gold squares, a pendant with concentric circles containing mobile diamonds, a Happy Sport timepiece. An artisan polishes a piece, another cuts a shape out of a sheet of metal.)

We are committed to sharing and engaging collectively within the industry to reinvent key points in the value chain. Starting with gold, the signature material in so many Chopard creations. 

(Close-up of gold nuggets being poured into a furnace, of the gold melting. Close-up of gloved hands carefully placing a finished gold timepiece down. An artisan inspects a finished gold palm leaf.)

Thanks to our in-house gold foundry, since 2018, Chopard has been using 100% ethical gold. This meets the highest social and environmental standards existing today. Chopard is proud to actively support a Colombian artisanal gold panning community, one of the most environmentally conscious gold mining operations in the world. 

(A river snakes between trees in a forest. Gold panners work, standing in the river and sifting through the earth and stones. Images of the mountains and forests, a birds eye view of the panners in the water.)

[the music reaches a crescendo] 

Chopard strives to source stones of traceable origin. 

(A rough diamond sparkles against a black background. It flashes green as it is cut with lasers.)

Our pledge to best practices is embodied in the acquisition of a rare and responsibly sourced 342-carat diamond. This gave birth to the exceptional Garden of Kalahari collection.

(A magnificent diamond necklace sparkles, surrounded by pansies.)

Other responsibly sourced stones such as opals, emeralds, and tourmalines have shone as part of Chopard's Green Carpet Collection. 

(Close-up of opals, emeralds and tourmalines, of leaf-shaped jewels with green gemstones.)

[the music stops] 


Like the alchemists of legend, Chopard now transforms materials sometimes wrongly considered less noble into true works of art, by giving a second life to steel. 

(Abstract black-and-white close-ups of metal at different stages of treatment.)

[the music starts again, quieter] 

Alpine Eagle watches have been made since 2019 with a minimum of 70% recycled steel. 

(Close-ups of an Alpine Eagle timepiece at different angles, glinting against a black background.)

But our new commitment takes this further, much further. As of 2023, Chopard commits to using 80% recycled steel in all its existing collections.

(Images of a beachside town with deep blue water, a snowy forest, the smiling faces of Chopard artisans, Caroline Scheufele and Karl-Friedrich Scheuefele outdoors, gold panners, molten gold.)

We have also committed to working with the industry to achieve net zero steel by 2030, by joining the Climate Group Steel Zero. A first in our industry, but not the last step in our journey to sustainable luxury.

(Close-ups of gold pendants, an artisan inspecting a timepiece, an intricate necklace with purple gemstones, a shining gold palm leaf, the inner workings of a watch through its face, the wild cat necklace and the large diamond necklace. Artisans heat steel then temper it.)

Yes, the journey is long. But it is truly empowering.

(Images of forests, trees and the Chopard Manufacture among snowy rooftops.)

With every step, we can all learn more about ourselves, our craft and our responsibilities towards the Earth. With every step, Chopard gets a little closer to the pure emotion which inspires us. Because our emotions inspire us for the better. Chopard, the artisan of emotions since 1860.

(The screen turns black, leaving only the words last spoken written on the screen.)

The Finest Diamonds

In addition to the 4 Cs – Cut, Clarity, Color and Carat weight – required for all the diamonds exclusively purchased from suppliers certified by the Responsible Jewellery Council, Chopard’s Artisans bring unique expertise to make these precious stones twirl.

Tale of an Icon

In the 1990s, Caroline Scheufele invited Chopard's Happy Diamonds to dance above a watch dial – and not around it as before. "Impossible!" objected her workshop manager, betting her a rose for every watch sold.

Bold and intuitive, in 1993 she presented a steel and diamond watch on a supple, comfortable 'pebble' link bracelet, set with cabochon-cut sapphires on the lugs and crown, and featuring a dial enlivened by seven dancing diamonds.

Acclaimed by the press, demanded by Women, the Happy Sport Swiss watch became a new fashion icon, bringing sporty-chic spirit to life! The workshop manager finally offered Caroline Scheufele a rosebush, which has bloomed ever since as a reminder that this watch once predicted to fail in fact consistently entrances every generation.

[Music playing] 

[Sound of a projector] 

(On-screen text: Why did you create the Happy Sport watch?)

When I invented the Happy Sport, it was mostly because I was doing a lot of sports. That's why the name Sport is there. At Chopard we had the St. Moritz, which was a cool sporty watch. But for me, there was this sort of... sparkle missing, I really wanted something with a bit of sparkle that you could wear for 24 hours, meaning you can go swimming, waterskiing, play tennis, go shopping, take the kids to school, go to the office. And if you have no time, you're dressed because you have little diamonds running around in the cocktail. So, that, for me, was the free spirit, because today's women are always busy doing something, whether it's taking care of six kids or charitable work, whether it’s travelling or working. And this watch is just perfect for it. 

(Diamonds slide around the text) 

(On-screen text: Chopard)

Boundless Creativity

Like all icons, Happy Sport has never ceased to be one of the watches most collected by Women since its creation.

[Music playing]

(On-screen text : Legacy)

(Animation of brush strokes)

(On-screen text : Happy sport)

"Happy Sport" is a story about remarkable women.

(On-screen text : Story - Remarkable - Women - Inspired)

The women who inspired it.

(A diamond appears the middle of the image)

And the woman who created it, Caroline Scheufele.

(A photo of Caroline Scheufele followed by a heart-shaped diamond)

Chopard's legendary Happy Sport watch tells the story of such courage.

(On-screen text: Happy sport watch)

(On-screen text: Story - Courage)

(On-screen text: Chopard)

(On-screen text: Happy Sport – Free spirited women)

When challenged, women reveal their real strength.

(Five circles come together to form the female sign)

(On-screen text : Time - Power - Ran Faster)

Time and time again, they have proved their power.

They ran faster.

(A woman running)

They beat records.

(On-screen text : Beat records)

(A golden award appears in the letter "O" of the word "records")

They rewrote the way the game is played.

(On-screen text : the way the game )

They travelled to the stars.

(Brush strokes paint a line)

(On-screen text : Stars)

(A rocket takes off and the flames in the motor shape the letter "A" of the word "Stars")

They spoke out against injustice.

(On-screen text : Spoke Out)

(A photo of a woman speaking)

They broke new ground and became icons of their fields.

(On-screen text : New ground)

(Mix of a video of sailboats on water and an animation of golden sails)

(On-screen text : Icons)

(A model wearing a necklace in the shape of the letter "O" in the word "Icons")

They showed the world what women are made of, inspiring little girls who looked up to them.

(Animation of a diamond orbiting the earth like an asteroid)

(A woman looking at a girl)

(Animation of the Chopard building)

At Chopard, Caroline Scheufele created a watch for these women.

(Photo of Caroline Caroline Scheufele)

(On-screen text : For women)

(The letter "O" in the word "For" forms the female sign)

A watch that didn't exist anywhere at the time.

(A Chopard watch on a starry background)

Made in the early 90s for strong and confident women.

(Animation of a hand wearing a wristwatch holding weights and then shaking another hand)

Women who would embody happy sport.

(Various photos of models wearing wristwatches)

(Blueprint of a watch)

She designed a watch made of steel and diamonds.

Something that had never been conceived of before.

(On-screen text : Never before)

A meeting of strength and beauty with diamonds moving freely, dancing like prima ballerinas.

(Different views of the watch)

Modern and classic.

(On-screen text : Modern – Classic)

Sporty yet sophisticated.

(Dancing ballerinas)

(On-screen text : Sophisticated)

(A woman swimming under water)

(On-screen text : Chopard)

Words that would come to define Chopard.

Nevertheless, the road would present obstacles.

(Animation of a diamond bouncing up and down over obstacles, coming in contact with pictures of women as it rises and finally a photo of Caroline Scheufele. Then a hand takes it and puts it into a watch.)

In a conservative world, Caroline's idea was met with scepticism. And so, much like the women that inspired her, Caroline persevered. She took on the challenge and succeeded. Nowadays, it is one of the greatest success stories in watchmaking.

(On-screen text : Greatest success stories)

(On-screen text : Happy sport)

(Various Happy Sport watches)

The Happy Sport dared to introduce a unique combination and led to an entire collection that we know today.

(Photo of Caroline Scheufele)

(An image with closed fists wearing a wristwatch reaching up in protest) (Diamonds moving all across the screen)

Caroline revolutionised women's watches, proving once again, that little diamonds do great things.

(On-screen text : Chopard) 

(On-screen text : Archives / Films credit)

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Its alternately round, oval or square case has welcomed an infinite variety of mobiles and dials, notably including Happy Snowflakes, Happy Fish and Happy Hearts to name but a few.