Hands On With The Chopard Happy Fish Watch
Somehow, the vision of a fish always brings joy and the new Happy Fish watch launched at Baselworld 2015 is no exception. The latest novelty to Chopard’s Happy Fish collection, the timepiece evokes the beauty of the sea with the whirling dance of the brand’s iconic Happy Diamonds. Clearly inspired by marine-life, the Happy Fish collection was first unveiled in 2002.
Diamonds which are free from setting, dance playfully between two sapphire crystals, hence the name Happy Diamonds. These are juxtaposed against a majestic fish, glowing in the dark, an effect achieved by delicate engraving on shimmering mother-of-pearl. It was in 1993 that Caroline Scheufele created the Happy Sport line, which defied conventional watchmaking, by bringing together steel and diamonds. In the Happy Sport Fish Watch, Chopard’s “métiers d’art” meets Happy Sport in a 18-karat rose gold case.
The glare proof sapphire crystal allows for the user to fully admire the craftsmanship of the Swiss watchmaker. Besides the moving Happy Diamonds, the bezel is set with more diamonds of three different alternating sizes and the crown too is set with a diamond. In tune with its’ name, the watch is water resistant to 30 meters. Graded hues of blue sapphires are snow-set on the dial. The dial features a bas-relief engraved, luminescent (SLN) fish in textured mother-of-pearl. Hand-applied gold-leaf décor and a red jasper eye brings the fish alive.
The hour, minute and seconds hands are gold-toned. The seven luminescent (SLN) moving diamonds keeps one engaged with every hand gesture.
With an impressive 36mm case, the Happy Fish Watch appeals to dreams of the underwater world, diving deep into Chopard’s creative interpretations of the Happy Sport. Definitely, a dress watch to enjoy on a night out. Consider it a night dive. But, then again, Happy Sport is by nature designed for every occasion. So, let’s say the watch has a sporty-chic look. The Happy Fish watch is powered by a mechanical self-winding movement and comes with a power reserve of 42 hours.
A white colour alligator bracelet looks chic with the rose gold case. The Happy Fish Watch is exclusive to Chopard Boutiques and will be made in a Limited edition of 25 pieces worldwide.
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