23 February 2021
Curtains up on the scarlet splendour of time as a theatrical performance: Chopard’s iconic Happy Sport timepiece appears in festive attire for a majestic luck-themed dance. Clad in a splendid crimson figure-hugging gown, crafted in accordance with the golden ratio embodied in its 33mm-diameter ethical 18-carat rose gold case, this ultimate embodies of the sport-chic trend carries eight dancing diamonds: a lucky number accentuating its talisman qualities. Paired with a red leather strap, the Happy Sport beats to the rhythm of the Chopard 09.01-C in-house movement.
She might be in jeans, perched on red stilettos, and have grabbed a trench coat in a hurry as she left the office. She’ll have slipped her pumps into her handbag for an evening at the opera. On her wrist, a fiery flash, a state of mind, a free spirit: her Happy Sport. On her mind: the icons of 90s chic, the era which saw the birth of her cult watch, symbol of a glamorous, multifaceted epoch… Caroline Bessette Kennedy, Kate Moss and Lucy Liu all belong to her iconographic hall of fame, legends who co-wrote the finest hours of sport-chic style with Caroline Scheufele. Their signature? Style and nonchalance. A disregard for formal conventions. In the age of mix and match, of minimalism and pharaonic luxury, anything was possible as long as there was a true style signature. A signature invented by Chopard in 1993 by giving substance to an era through a watch with a revolutionary spirit, starring an alliance between steel and diamonds. A first in the codified world of watchmaking, this daring feat was to become a must-have that made history. Adored, envied, and unequalled. On the wrists of style-making women, the Happy Sport has become an icon.
More than a just a colour, red carries within it the singularity of a flamboyant presence. It is a princely theatre of opulence, a colour that affirms, ignites and embraces. A colour also tinged with an aura of luck: in China, red is the symbol of good fortune and joy. Happy Sport combines it with ethical 18-carat rose gold, demonstrating Chopard's faithful commitment to sustainable luxury. The mother-of-pearl dial brings to life an infinite number of reflections and shades of red, the alligator leather strap encircles the wrist, while the ruby on the crown sets a joyful finishing touch to this precious guardian of time.
Within this sumptuous theatre, the actors are ready to start the show. Eight dancing diamonds whirl and twirl, prolonging the joyful trajectories of the woman wearing the Happy Sport on her wrist. Endless motion and an endless live show where light, elegance and freedom linger. Eight diamonds, like the promise of infinite happiness. In most cultures throughout history, the figure 8 has been a happy omen, a sign of balance, completeness and prosperity. In China, the symbolism of this number is particularly important: considered a good-luck charm, 8 is always a guarantee of success.
The perfect curves, richness and power of 8 echo the flawless proportions of the Happy Sport, whose 33 mm-diameter case is inspired by the rules of the golden ratio and dictated by the size of the Chopard 09.01-C movement with which the collection is equipped. Absolute, unambiguous perfection providing a crimson stage for a palette of emotions in perpetual motion. Along with the motto, "Be happy" as a lucky charm!