In 1993, capturing the spirit of the age, Caroline Scheufele imagined a sports watch based on a unique and explosive combination: stainless steel and diamonds. Unprecedented boldness: the Happy Sport was born. Faithful to the spirit of the Happy Diamonds that appear on its dial, like prima ballerinas freely swirling between two sapphire crystals, the Happy Sport rapidly became an emblem for both the House and for women's watches in general.
The softness of this exceptional material, often used by Chopard, offers the infinite, unique nuances captured at the heart of the shell where the most precious inflections are concealed. The iridescent silk of pearl nacre, its rarity and the particularity of its texture bring a unique character to several Happy Sport creations.
Chopard breathes life back into its iconic watch's original strap. A mesh made of rounded, exceedingly polished pebbles that pays tribute to the original Happy Sport's strap which, in 1993, reinvented the very notions of style, allure and elegance with a watch that is both sophisticated and sporty.
By redesigning the oval shape in accordance with its own aesthetic vision, the Happy Sport embodies a multicultural symbol of abundance and eternity. The oval – a spatial representation of the egg, a place of both withdrawal and new beginnings – is the landscape of all possibilities, where the promising transformations of the future begin to take shape. On the Happy Sport Oval dial, each second contains a hint of emotions to come.
Through its watchmaking expertise, the House equips the Happy Sport Oval and 30 mm Happy Sport watches with a self-wound mechanical movement, the 09.01-C, especially developed by the Chopard manufacture for its women's watches.
Chopard calls on the talent of the most prestigious and rare Métiers d’art to fashion its exceptional models. The House calls on these “artistic hands”, the most specialized craftsmen of age-old techniques, to patiently shape these materials which are as precious as they are fragile. Remarkable treasures of preciseness and creativity, these new watches represent the excellence of Chopard expertise.
In more than 25 years of existence, there have been over 1,000 variations of Happy Sport watches… A profusion of models that reflects Chopard's abundant imagination, the most creative of all the contemporary watchmaker/jewelers and as many opportunities to express its expertise. In fact, the Happy Sport has become the watch most collected by women.
At Chopard, Joie de Vivre is a founding principle, a breath of fresh air, a form of momentum that is meant to be shared. At the heart of every daily action, it is this very movement that flutters and brings to life the mobile diamonds' endlessly renewed ballet. Through the grace of a gesture, a generous sign of attention or a smile, the entire universe lights up.
Responsibility and ethics have always been an integral part of the Scheufele family philosophy and of the sustainable development at the heart of the principles for which Chopard stands. Since July 2018, Chopard has been using 100% ethical gold in the production of its watches and jewelry.