Chopard Happy Sport Métiers d’Art
2022 Chopard Happy Sport Métiers d’Art by Chopard is a collection of three exceptional watches honoring three animal species- the hummingbird, polar bear, and sea turtle. The hand-decorated timepieces are crafted from ethical gold and create fascinating miniature ecosystems in their dials achievable only for skilled artisans in Chopard’s workshops. Limited to only eight pieces, these watches are equipped with a Chopard Calibre 96.23-L with a 65-hour power reserve.The collection is a colorful and enchanting testimony to Chopard’s Co-President and Artistic Director Caroline Scheufele’s love for nature and animals and Chopard’s commitment to sustainable development. Chopard Happy Sport Métiers d’Art focuses on three endangered species with its eye-catching watches made with precious, semi-precious stones, mother-of-pearl marquetry, and precise gem setting.
The hummingbird watch invites you to the Amazonian forest effectively created using a malachite background, four different levels, and hues of mother-of-pearl. A pretty hibiscus flower made of four heart-shaped diamonds stands out as a burst of color against the green dial. Three heart-shaped dancing diamonds surround a flitting hummingbird. The dial of the sea turtle Happy Sport Métiers d’Art watch e exudes unmatched playfulness and animation. A stylized sea turtle poses with three pear-shaped dancing diamonds in a miniature aquarium created with protective mother-of-pearl and green opal arborescence. This soothing scenery is framed by a bezel paved with Chaton-set diamonds. Last but certainly not least is the polar bear-themed watch. The Chopard Happy Sport Métiers d’Art watch is a reminder that sea turtles have diminished in numbers over the past century due to beach development, climate change, and marine pollution.
It exudes an aura that matches the beast’s gigantic size. Representing the ice of the Arctic region to the T are the textured mother-of-pearl and invisible-set triangle-cut diamonds. An adorable polar bear graces the dial at 9 o’clock, wholly clad in diamonds and holding a pear-shaped diamond in its arms. A blue satin-finished alligator leather strap complements the watch perfectly.