New Chopard 2014 Basel Preview Happy Sport Tourbillon Joaillerie Watch

Drawing on the traditional essence of the Chopard brand, the Happy Sport Tourbillon Joaillerie watch embodies all the extraordinary professional skills of the Geneva brand. Combining fine watchmaking and fine jewelry, a watch with pavé diamonds was born, carefully equipped with an L.U.C. tourbillon movement.

   This watch itself has witnessed all the legends of the watch factory. Branded at the heart of Chopard culture, with both beauty and precision, the Happy Sport Tourbillon series highlights the best features and professional skills of this Geneva watch factory. Combining live diamonds with the modern flair of Happy Sport models, the Happy Sport Tourbillon models embody the excellence of the fine jewellery workshop and the ingenuity of the fine watchmaking department. Happy Sport watches are alive with innovation, creativity and craftsmanship. Let us start from the beginning.

Happy Diamond
   1976. Love is everywhere. Freedom is a desire, a temptation, a urgency. Mr. Ronald Kurowski, the genius designer of the Chopard brand, once took a walk in the Black Forest, and inspired the setting of moving diamonds while observing the water drops of the waterfall. The activity is free, fun, and lightly swirling. They have become the symbol of the brand, and its multiple styles present its dreamlike and cheerful features. As Karin Scheufele once said: ‘Free diamonds are the happiest.’
Happy Sport Collection
   1993. Revolutionary lines and bold style. This is an era of female liberation. Caroline Scheufele, the co-chairman and artistic director of the Chopard brand, has designed an unprecedented sports watch that combines stainless steel and diamonds. The avant-garde is changeable, subverting all the traditions in the field of women’s watches. Happy Sport models quickly became the brand’s representative series, and the styles are endlessly changing.
year 2013. To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the birth of the series, a new addition to the series, the first time to launch a ladies’ watch with a mechanical movement, the Happy Sport medium-duty automatic mechanical watch, always loyal to the original pioneering spirit.
Happy Sport Tourbillon
   Year 2014. With the Happy Sport Tourbillon model, the Happy Sport collection has entered the field of fine watchmaking. This model is equipped with L.U.C. 02.16-L movement produced by Chopard Manufacture. Equipped with this extraordinary movement, the Happy Sport Tourbillon model shines with the gorgeous color of high jewelry. Available in white gold and 18K rose gold, it is the result of top setting techniques, such as the snowflake inlay on the pavé diamond dial. The tourbillon bridge, like the bezel, is inlaid with 36 trapezoidal diamonds. The crown is decorated with multiple baguette diamonds and a drop-shaped diamond. Of course, 7 well-known active diamonds are swimming between the two sapphire crystals. In their endless free movement, the cheerful spirit of Happy Sport watches is once again demonstrated.
   The tourbillon movement, one of the pinnacles of traditional watchmaking art, joins the elegant features of the Happy Sport series, exuding a modern atmosphere, thus obtaining a contemporary and ever-changing meaning. In keeping with the style of the Happy Sport case, this tourbillon movement has been specially designed, with its 42 mm diameter, it has become the largest model in the series. Power reserve is up to 9 days (can run continuously for 216 hours). The Happy Sport Tourbillon model bears a mark of excellence: the precious Geneva mark, which highlights the quality of its finish and the boxing ingenuity of each component of the movement.
   Today, Chopard is among the few real watchmakers in the world. Adhering to the traditional values ​​and professional skills of the watchmaking industry, Chopard Watch Factory is firmly on the road to exploration, high technology and design. It thus bears witness to the astonishing vitality of the Chopard brand-a constant connection between the past and the spirit of innovation.
Technical specifications

18K White Gold Case
Diameter 42.00 mm
Thickness 15.09 mm
Water-resistant to 30 meters
18K White Gold Crown 7.30 mm
Anti-glare sapphire crystal
Open case back
Manual winding tourbillon movement L.U.C 02.16-L
Overall diameter 29.70 mm
Thickness 6.10 mm
 Number of gems: 33 rubies
Vibration frequency: 28’800 times / hour (4 Hz)
Quattro® patented four barrels
Power reserve 216 hours (9 days)
Geneva mark
COSC precision timepiece certification

Dial and hands:
Snowflake inlaid diamond dial
Tourbillon bridge with diamonds
7 live diamonds
Blue sword-shaped hour and minute hands
Small blue seconds

Functions and displays:
Central hours and minutes display
Small seconds at 6 o’clock

Strap and buckle:
Hand-stitched alligator strap
18K White Gold Pin Buckle

Model: 274462-1001