In 1993, Caroline Scheufele, the co-president of Chopard Chopard, pioneered the combination of stainless steel and diamond to launch the HappySport series. One of the main highlights of this series is the diamonds that dance freely on the dial like dancers, and this design has become one of the iconic designs of the series. 2018 coincides with the 25th anniversary of the HappySport series. Chopard brings together the brand’s art and craft, and has launched four extraordinary timepieces, each of which is limited to 25 pieces. These four new watches combine delicate techniques and extraordinary creativity, sculpting wristwatches into beautiful works of art, thus interpreting the elegance of modern women. Next, let’s enjoy the HappyPalm watch in HappySport’s new model. (Watch model: 275366-0001)
A variety of seaside palms
The French coastal town of Cannes, surrounded by palms, is attractive to tourists. The Cannes Film Festival held here also adds more charming colors to the town. Chopard has been producing the Golden Palm Trophy for the Cannes Film Festival since its official partnership. This year’s new extraordinary timepiece also draws inspiration from this trophy. Graceful gorgeous dresses, dazzling jewellery, ambitious trophies and rising and falling magnesium lights set off this extraordinary bright watch. The dial of this new watch reproduces the iconic palm leaves on the Golden Palm trophy, using the resin collected by the Asian Urushi lacquer tree, and decorated with ancient Japanese maki painting technology. Such a complex and charming plant background requires 170 man-hours to complete.
Watch real shot
The case is made of ‘fair mining’ certified gold materials. ‘Fair mining’ is certified by the specialized agency ARM (Responsible Mining Alliance) and has ethical and social guarantees. The case is inlaid with brilliant diamonds, exuding an intoxicating light, and blends the cinematic smoothness into this watch.
The crown, which is also made of 18K yellow gold, is inlaid with a diamond, which complements the diamond on the case, reflecting the brand’s overall aesthetic style.
The dial made of mother-of-pearl reproduces the delicate palm leaf clusters, and the craftsman draws a life-like pattern on the dial through extraordinary craftsmanship. Five agile diamonds are the iconic design of the HappySport series, coupled with a glamorous golden palm, both of them dance on the dial to add moving vitality to the flowing dial.
The golden crocodile leather strap is full of feminine elegance, and the 18K yellow gold diamond buckle makes people fall for it.
This HappySport series movement uses an L.U.C96.23-L automatic movement with a power reserve of 65 hours. The case back is like a magnificent work of art, and the movement is hand-carved with delicate gold palm patterns by fleurisanne technology. This craft is unique. Instead of engraving the decorative pattern, the sculptor removes the material around the pattern, making the pattern pop out.
Summary: Since its inception, the HappySport series has continuously interpreted various styles with its dynamic attitude. This year’s watch, born for the Golden Palm Awards, transforms palm leaves into the style of the wrist, recreates the romantic atmosphere of the French coastal town of Cannes, and fully interprets the noble and timelessness of women. If you are interested in this romantic watch, you can pay more attention to it. Reference price: ¥ 625000 (Wu Fengqi, home of the picture / text watch)