Monday, March 16, 2015

Chopard Happy Sport Medium Automatic Two Tone

Introduced in 1993 by Chopard’s creative head Caroline Scheufele, the iconic Happy Sport watches have been appealing to devotees of contemporary, daring, and subtly unconventional timepieces for last two decades. In 2013, to celebrate its 20th anniversary, Chopard unveiled the new Happy Sport Medium Automatic. The famous moving diamonds – one of the most fascinating jewellery innovations in recent decades – added an unprecedented mechanical dimension to their entrancing natural charm. Today, Chopard provides a new two-tone backdrop for this self-winding movement. The Happy Sport Medium Automatic features a case and bracelet in steel and 18-carat rose gold, framing a dainty silver-toned dial with a central guilloche motif and seven merrily dancing diamonds.
Elegant, sophisticated and entirely loyal to the spirit of the original Happy Sport, the new Happy Sport Medium Automatic reveals a guilloche silver-toned dial, a tribute to the decorative traditions of classical watchmaking and a perfect backdrop to highlight the seven moving diamonds. On the back, a sapphire crystal provides a chance to admire its mechanical self-winding movement adorned with a straight Côtes de Genève motif also known as Geneva stripes. Its 36 mm-diameter steel and 18ct rose gold case is water-resistant to 30 metres and fitted with an alligator leather strap or an 18ct rose gold bracelet.

Technical Details
Stainless steel and 18ct rose gold
Total diameter: 36.00 mm
Thickness: 12.08 mm
Water resistance: 30 m
18ct rose gold crown set with a blue sapphire: 6.00 mm
Polished 18ct rose gold bezel
Seven moving diamonds
Glare-proofed sapphire crystal
Exhibition back

Mechanical self-winding movement
Diameter: 26.20 mm
Thickness: 3.60 mm
Number of jewels: 25
Frequency: 28,800 vph (4Hz)
Power reserve: 42 hours

Dial and hands
Silver-toned dial, central guilloche motif
Gold-toned hour, minute and seconds hands
Gold-toned hour-markers

Functions and displays
Central display of the hour, minute and seconds
Date at 4.30

Bracelet and buckle
Steel and 18ct rose gold bracelet

Ref. 278559-6002
Ref. 278559-6001 with alligator leather strap
Ref. 278559-6003 set with diamonds

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