In 1993, the Artistic Director and Co-President of Chopard, Caroline Scheufele, created the Happy Sport line of watches uniting steel and diamonds. Ever since, this fabulous timepieces has several appearances under numerous highly evocative identities. The newest member of the Chopard’s Happy Fish family is an amazing Happy Fish Métiers d’Art Watch which vividly evokes the underwater world.
The new Happy Fish timepiece is housed in an 18-karat rose gold case measuring 36mm in diameter. The feminine case has been coated with glare-proofed scratch-resistant sapphire crystals and constructed to resist water pressure up to 30 meters (about 100 feet). The back of the case features a see-through sapphire glass.
Underneath the front sapphire glass lies a beautiful textured mother-of-pearl dial where the gold leaf fish swims gently amid an ocean of blue sapphires, appearing to show its way around seven moving luminescent snow-set blue diamonds. The red jasper eye of the fish stands out like an exclamation, while a gentle turquoise light suffuses the luminescent decoration.
The splendid dial of the Chopard Happy Fish Métiers d’Art timepiece is nicely rounded with a sparkling bezel which has been encrusted with diamonds of three different alternating sizes to provide a softer effect.
The beating heart of the watch is the self-winding movement compiled on the 25 jewels. The mechanical automatic movement oscillates ate the rapid frequency of 28,800 alternations per hour (4 Hz) and it can store enough energy to keep the watch ticking for at least 42 hours when fully wound. The impeccable movement features bridges adorned with Côtes de Genève and it animates central seconds, minutes and hour displays.
Chopard Happy Fish Métiers d’Art Watch (ref. 274891-5015) comes with a white shimmering alligator leather strap, fitted with an 18-karat rose gold buckle. The watch is issued in the ultra-limited series of only 25 pieces which are exclusively available in Chopard boutiques and counters. This model was originally presented last year at Baselworld 2015 watch show.