Chopard Launches $1.5 Million Happy Sport Anniversary Edition

By Paul Joseph

Iconic Swiss jewellery house Chopard have created a special edition timepiece to mark the 20th anniversary of its Happy Sport series.

Featuring 18-carat white gold, the Happy Sport Diamantissimo is set with 958 baguette-cut diamonds and 1,978 brilliant-cut diamonds totalling 65 carats.

The fully mechanical timepiece is driven by a Chopard L.U.C 96.17-L in-house movement and is billed as combining expertise in high jewellery and fine watchmaking.

In total the watch took more than 4,500 hours of work to create, with 1,700 hours dedicated to gem setting.

The dial, bezel, case and bracelet links are covered with diamonds using the “invisible” setting technique, involving each stone being cut and adjusted to create a seamless diamond-studded surface showing no spaces and no setting prongs.

The first ever Happy Sport timepiece was created by Caroline Scheufele, now the Artistic Director and Co-President of Chopard, in 1993.

Founded by Louis-Ulysse Chopard in 1860, Chopard has grown to become one of the world’s most famous watch and jewellery brands.

By Paul Joseph