17 Jan 2023
Chopard's Happy Sport watch icon has been treated to a festive new outfit for a Year of the Rabbit that is all about Joie de Vivre. Clad in a majestic ruby-red dress and crafted in a 33 mm diameter combining stainless steel and ethical 18-carat rose gold, the embodiment of the sporty-chic trend sends five dancing diamonds whirling around a splendid mother-of-pearl dial adorned with a rabbit. Paired with a red leather strap, the Happy Sport beats to the rhythm of the Chopard 09.01-C movement with a 42-hour power reserve.
Happy Sport is the story of watchmaking icon whose charm has been distilled through hundreds of variations since its invention in 1993. As the Chinese zodiac calendar’s Year of the Rabbit dawns, the icon is interpreted in an 88-piece limited edition.
The Happy Sport Year of the Rabbit watch exudes a resolutely festive look with its ruby red dial and strap. A symbol of good fortune and joy in China, red conveys the singularity of a flamboyant presence and a breath of luck. Chopard has combined it with a 33-millimetre-diameter stainless steel case featuring sparkling ethical rose gold accents on the diamond-set bezel, cabochons and crown.
Iconic since their invention by the Chopard workshops in 1976, five dancing diamonds stage their joyful flurry on this creation. Their perpetual spinning holds the promise of renewal for a Year of the Rabbit that will begin on 22 January 2023.
Against the backdrop of this merry dance, the dial of the Happy Sport Year of the Rabbit model is distinguished by the boldness with which it portrays this creature. Profoundly respectful of tradition, Chopard is always keen to associate its creations with local history and customs. The Year of the Rabbit offers the Maison an opportunity to interpret the luckiest animal in the Chinese zodiac calendar. The artisans of the Manufacture have thus placed the transferred golden outline of a rabbit on a textured mother-of-pearl base featuring a red gradient enhanced by a wave motif. Symbolising strength and bravery, the rabbit is depicted seated, with its muzzle pointing towards 2 o'clock and its long ears raised. Its posture, like the stylised drawings on the animal's coat, lend it an elegance and a touch of mischief eminently suited to the identity of the Happy Sport collection.
Finally, the disctinction of this timepiece also lies in its technical reliability. Embodying a successful alliance between aesthetics and horological precision, the Happy Sport Year of the Rabbit is equipped with the Chopard 09.01-C movement, entirely developed and crafted in the workshops of the Maison. Measuring 20.40 millimetres in diameter and 3.65 thick, it has a 42-hour power reserve.