There's a new way to undermine your playing style on the green, and it's all about diamonds. The Chopard Happy Sport Golf Edition It is the latest
The new Chopard Happy Sport Golf Edition has diamond “balls” that roll across the green
There’s a new way to undermine your playing style on the green, and it’s all about diamonds. The Chopard Happy Sport Golf Edition It is the latest version of the company’s flagship ladies watch collection, first introduced in 1993.
Featuring five bezel-set diamonds that roam freely with the wearer’s movements between two sapphire crystals, the famous look now includes a movable golf club and ball.
Chopard Happy Sport Golf Edition
The frosted dial of the Chopard Happy Sport Golf Edition is colored to symbolize green and was made using a stamped metal technique that gives it a raised texture like fresh cut grass.
The matching calfskin strap has a similar texture. The crown is faceted for easy grip with golf gloves and is reminiscent of the dimples on a golf ball. There are two versions, one with a polished gold bezel and the other with diamonds set on the bezel.
The 36mm case, as well as the movable golf club and ball, are made from ethical gold, sourced from small-scale artisanal operations regulated by the Alliance for Responsible Mining or from refineries certified by the Alliance. Responsible Jewelery Council, which promotes responsible sourcing.
The Happy Sport Golf Edition contains an automatic movement with a date function and a 42-hour power reserve.
They say it never rains on a golf course, but the Chopard Happy Sport Golf Edition is water resistant to 30 meters in case it does. It is priced at $ 9,980 without a diamond bezel and $ 19,700 with a diamond bezel.
About the collection
Chopard introduced the Happy Diamonds concept in 1976 after Ronald Kurowski, a designer who worked for the company, was inspired by a waterfall he saw on a walk through Germany’s Black Forest. I wanted to somehow reproduce the effect of water droplets that reflect light and shine with a prism of colors. The concept was originally used for a jewelry collection, but in 1993 the company’s creative director and co-president, Caroline Scheufele, applied it to a watch line, the Happy Sport.
Creative iterations over the years have included Happy Fish and Happy Beach, with diamond-studded flip-flops or gem fish twirling happily between the crystals. “Diamonds are meant to be free,” says Caroline.
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