Friday, April 3, 2015

Chopard Métiers d’art Happy Fish

Launched in 2002 with a distinctive marine-life inspiration, the Happy Fish is another stopping point along the long-distance voyage undertaken by the Happy Sport, which has perpetually reinvented its peerless chic through each of its interpretations. Created in 1993 by Caroline Scheufele, it overturned existing watchmaking conventions by the unusual association between steel and diamonds. The radical modernity of its lines and materials make a perfect match with the playful spirit of Happy Diamonds, the setting-free diamonds that dance joyfully between two sapphire crystals.

This year, the exquisite Happy Fish collection welcomes a splendid model. With the “métiers d’art”, the new Happy Fish celebrates the magic of the underwater world. Offering a delightfully harmonious vision in turquoise and gold, the graceful movements and flowing curves of a majestic fish that is visible by night come to life through delicate engraving on the shimmering mother-of-pearl.
The delightfully rounded shapes adorned with gold leaf create a softly glistening and luminous effect enhanced by graded shades of snow-set blue sapphires. Dancing across these waves are seven luminescent moving diamonds, while the red jasper eye of the fish stands out like an exclamation mark against the turquoise backdrop.
The extreme delicacy of this jewellery craftsmanship continues on the bezel which is set with diamonds of three different alternating sizes for a softer effect, while the 18-carat rose gold case fitted with a white shimmering alligator strap shelters a mechanical self-winding movement.

Technical Details
Happy Fish watch
Ref. 274891-5015
Exclusive to Chopard Boutique & Corners
Limited edition of 25 pieces

Case
18ct rose gold
Total diameter:     36.00 mm
Thickness: 12.08 mm
Water resistance: 30 m
18ct rose gold crown set with a diamond: 6.00 mm
18ct rose gold bezel set with diamonds of three different alternating sizes
Glare proof sapphire crystal
Exhibition back

Movement
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
Dial snow-set in delicately graded shades of blue sapphires and featuring a bas-relief engraved, luminescent (SLN) fish in textured mother-of-pearl
Hand-applied gold-leaf décor, red jasper eye
Seven luminescent (SLN) moving diamonds
Gold-toned hour, minute and seconds hands

Functions and displays
Central display of the hour, minute and seconds

Bracelet
White alligator bracelet

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