Friday, March 17, 2017

Chopard Happy Ocean

This year, Chopard is expanding its iconic Happy Sport collection with the new Happy Ocean. Both sporty and elegant, Happy Ocean is the ideal watch for exploring the ocean floor, relaxing on a yacht or strolling on the sand. As technical as it is fun, it is water-resistant to 300 metres and beats to the rhythm of a self-winding Chopard movement.

For more than 20 years, the Happy Sport line has delighted fans of chic, sporty watches. The first of its kind when it was launched in 1993, the concept combines the nobility of diamonds with steel. Free of any setting, diamonds frolic between two sapphire crystals, illuminating the entire dial.
Happy Ocean focuses on a nautical adventure. Combined with a large 40 mm steel case, the unidirectional rotating bezel with its two-tone blue-turquoise or blue-raspberry coloring is inspired by azure blue shades and brightly colored corals, while featuring a wave-shaped design for easier handling under water.
The screw-down crown is marked with a C and the case-back is engraved with a wave motif. The intense blue dial brings to mind the ocean depths and is enhanced with a white minutes hand hemmed with blue or raspberry that glows at night or in dark, deep waters. The hour-markers and hours hands also illuminate with a blue hue, with all other indications required for diving in green. Five moving diamonds, like oxygen bubbles or tiny sparkling fish, swim around this beautiful aquarium.
Water-resistant to 300 metres, the Happy Ocean watch is powered by a self-winding Chopard movement (01.01-C) entirely developed and produced in the workshops of the Maison in Fleurier. And finally, a first for Chopard’s ladies’ watches in the form of a NATO strap – a sporty, light, fun material suited to all weather conditions and occasions.
Technical details
Ref. 278587-3001 blue turquoise version
Ref. 278587-3002 blue rasperry version

Case
Steel
Total diameter: 40.00 mm
Thickness: 13.66 mm
Water resistance: 300 m
Crown in steel with an embossed C: 7.30mm
Unidirectional rotating bezel
Five mobile diamonds
Glare-proofed sapphire crystal
Solid back engraved with a wave motif

Movement
Mechanical automatic winding 01.01-C
Diameter: 28.80 mm
Thickness: 4.95 mm
Number of jewels: 31
Frequency: 28,800 vph (4Hz)
Power reserve: 60 hours

Dial
Dark blue dial
Rhodiumed hours hand filled with white SLN emitting blue luminescence
Turquoise or raspberry-rimmed minutes hands filled with white SNL emitting green luminescence
Rhodiumed sweep-seconds hand featuring a dot filled with white SLN emitting blue luminescence.
White index with SLN emitting blue luminescence

Functions
Central display of the hours, minutes and seconds
Date at 4.30
Rotating bezel featuring an anodised aluminium insert and a dot filled with white SLN emitting green luminescence.

Strap
Blue strap in NATO

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