Deepika Padukone is a critically acclaimed actor, producer and philanthropist from India. Along with her incredible talent, her commitment, discipline and hard work have propelled her to meteoric success; making her one of the most loved and successful figures in the world in recent times.
Dancing diamonds for me evoke a sense of joy, and happiness and liberation.
Her splendid beauty and poise have made her a style and fashion icon. Her humility however, gives her achievements incredible substance. Above all, she remains genuinely affable. All of this while choosing to channel her popularity and influence and being solely responsible for transforming the landscape of mental health in India and around the world.
An indispensable voice, she speaks of the fragility and strength of the human mind, which she describes with great intelligence: “To accept the highs and the lows. To embrace the various emotions that we are challenged with every single day. And to live a life that is fueled by authenticity & purpose.” A strong mantra for a free spirit that bears witness to a deep humanity; making her a true global icon. Deepika Padukone is one of seven friends of the Maison chosen by Caroline Scheufele to embody the free nature of Happy Diamonds.
Her favourite? The Happy Sport watch in gold, steel and diamonds. She matches it with elegant jewellery from the Happy Spirit collection which when put together evokes a sense of warmth, elegance and authenticity. The Chopard Happy Diamond collection is available at Chopard boutiques and selected stores worldwide. Come into the beautiful world of Chopard.
Chopard’s famous Happy Sport collection turns 25 and celebrates the occasion with shimmering mother-of-pearl dials and a new specially designed internal automatic movement… Introducing the new generation of Happy Sport.
In 1976, Chopard introduced the now iconic Happy Diamonds line, which features movable diamonds behind a crystal. This would become their signature, both for watches and for jewelry. The Happy Sport was the first watch to combine stainless steel cases and diamonds and was launched in 1993.
Caroline Scheufele came up with the idea of combining a sporty stainless steel case with floating diamonds on the dial. The Happy Sport was the first watch to combine stainless steel cases and diamonds and was launched in 1993.
At Chopard, Joie de Vivre is a founding principle, a breath of fresh air, a form of momentum that is meant to be shared. At the heart of each everyday action, it is this very movement that flutters and brings to life the endlessly renewed ballet of the mobile diamonds. Through the grace of a gesture, a generous sign of attention, or a smile, the entire universe lights up.
The Happy Sport is Chopard’s cult watch with its signature moving diamonds, which skate and swirl across the dial at the slightest touch, taking the seriousness and formality out of jewelry watches.
As one of the few independent, en famille, Chopard likes to take matters into his own hands. Today brother and sister – Caroline and Karl-Friedrich Scheufele – run the company. This family business, with branches in Geneva, Fleurier and Pforzheim, has grown into one of the most successful jewelery and watch manufacturers in the world.
Since 1996, the Chopard Manufacture has been the main production facility for the ultra-high-end LUC timepieces (and home to the dedicated Ferdinand Berthoud team of watchmakers, KFS’ pet project), while other timepieces are produced at Chopard’s nearby Fleurier Ébauches, very mechanized terrain.
Chopard Calibre 09.01-C
The new 09.01-C calibre has been developed and assembled exclusively for the 30mm Happy Sport at Chopard’s Fleurier Ébauches manufacture. An automatic movement regulating the hours, minutes and central seconds.
It beats at a frequency of 25,200vph (3.5Hz), has a power reserve of 42 hours and is made from 159 components. Decorated with thick 2mm Côtes de Genève stripes on the rotor and bridges, the main plate features circular graining.
Mobile diamonds for men, poached by a woman
The first Happy Diamonds watch was a gold square men’s dress watch with unset diamonds on the black onyx dial. A one-off piece, designer Ronald Kurowski had to solve the problem of diamonds scratching the watch’s surfaces and falling over.
His solution was to sheathe the diamonds in a thin layer of gold and place them between two layers of sapphire crystal. The watch, which won a jewellery award in 1976, was an astounding success and in 1993 crossed over into female territory with Caroline Scheufele’s Happy Sport collection revisited in sporty, stainless steel cases.
25 years Happy Sport
Mother-of-pearl, in pastel shades of pink, white and blue, is used to decorate the dial. The natural iridescence of the textured mother-of-pearl creates a warm sheen that changes according to the angle of the light. Adding further light and movement to the dial are Chopard’s hallmark floating diamonds skating across the round rink.
The curvaceous Roman numerals at 3, 6, 9 and 12 o’clock and the indices are applied and gilded for the rose gold cases or rhodium plated for the steel model and a blue sapphire cabochon is inserted in the facetted crown for an extra touch of femininity.
The four new models in the Happy Sport family belong to the Mini range with small case diameters of 30mm (the other Happy Sport watches come in Medium 36mm and XL 42mm cases). Nothing has been altered regarding the shape of the case, which comes in stainless steel with a gem-set bezel, trendy two-tone steel and 18k rose gold, and 18k rose gold with or without a gem-set bezel.
Presented on matte alligator straps to match the colour of the dial, prices start at EUR 7,450 for the steel and rose gold model and reach EUR 19,100 for the rose gold model with a diamond-set bezel.
Chopard watches and jewellery ar available at Chopard boutiques and selected stores worldwide. Come into the beautiful and timeless world of Chopard.
Inspired by nature, Chopard’s award-winning timepiece collection has welcomed a special anniversary edition.
A single moment of inspiration between Chopard’s designer Ronald Kurowski and the kaleidoscopic light display of a waterfall led to the creation of the maison’s iconic Happy Diamonds timepiece. The watch, which was first created in 1976, features freely moving diamonds within the dial, a concept so revolutionary that it earned the coveted Golden Rose of Baden-Baden award.
Diamonds are happiest when they are free to dance.
Now, to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the award-winning concept, Chopard has created a ladies watch, which not only pays homage to the original design but also takes it to the next level – think more diamonds of varying sizes. Available in both square and round-shaped cases with dials in white mother of pearl, both with 15 mobile prong set diamonds of which are encircled in diamonds set. The anniversary edition also features a subdial that’s once again surrounded by sparkling gemstones.
The Happy Diamonds watch is offered in a limited edition of just 150 pieces. $48,500. And is available at Chopard boutiques across the world.
Maison Chopard enjoys playing modern-day Cupid on Valentine’s day, rather than silver arrows, its quiver contains a sprinkling of diamonds and rubies teamed with white gold. Chopard unites the delicacy of the former and the romanticism of the latter within a watch.
Hearts for the taking or amorously taken, you are the target and are duly warned: on Valentine’s Day, Chopard rarely misses its mark.
Framed by an 18-carat white gold case, the shimmering white textured mother-of-pearl dial of the Happy Diamonds Joaillerie model draws all eyes to the joyfully spinning five diamonds and five tiny ruby hearts that are a true Chopard signature. The stones are set on prongs – a new feature introduced to mark the 40th anniversary of the Happy Diamonds and thus shine more brightly than ever. The brilliant-cut gemstones adorning the bezel further enhance this dazzling whiteness that a playful Cupid has shot through with flaming red arrows of passion. When it comes to the game of love and seduction, the Geneva-based Maison holds the trump card.