Easy to wear, sporty, chic, a watch that all women could wear from morning to night – from the gym to work and then to a dinner date. This was the original Chopard Happy Sport, a timepiece designed by a woman, for women, and brainchild of the maison’s infamous co-president and artistic director Caroline Scheufele back in 1993. The unexpected piece was a revolution in horology circles, not only because of its designer but also because of the watch’s DNA: steel and diamonds – a watchmaking first. Now, nearly thirty years later, Scheufele has returned to the original Happy Sport design, for a new, finely tuned model for the next generation.
Paying faithful homage to the distinctive aesthetics of its predecessor, the latest iteration dons the signature pebble-link bracelet, Roman numerals in shimmering blue, which echo its sapphire cabochons and, of course, dancing diamonds. Diverging from the original model, Scheufele has redesigned the case. By shrinking it from 36mm to a 33mm diameter, she achieves what’s considered the “golden ratio”, a mathematical formula to emulate the harmony occurring throughout nature – often called the “divine proportion” – which is particularly well-suited to the female wrist. “What better way to pay homage to the enduring elegance and bold spirit of Happy Sport than to interpret it with new, perfect dimensions?” remarks Scheufele.