Chopard Polished stainless steel case and bracelet Five brilliant round diamonds protected by two sapphire crystals Case is accented by 4 decorative blue cabochons on the lugs White dial with black Roman numeral markers Crown is topped with a blue sapphire cabochon Swiss quartz movement Water resistant to 30M
Add a playful sensibility to your professional and dress couture with this Chopard Happy Sport women's watch (model 27/8250-23), which features five tiny diamonds that float within the watch's dial. The five diamonds have a total weight of 0.15 carat, and they slide between two sapphire crystals. It's also fitted with five cabochon jewels for further fashionability--one on the crown on one on each corner of the watch where the band connects to the case. A cabochon is a semi-precious gemstone that's been shaped and polished with a rounded, convex top and a flat bottom.
The silvery white dial includes Roman numeral markers at the quarter hours, black baton hands (with seconds hand), and a ring of small minute indexes. It's matched to a stainless steel band with bulbous links and a sparkling polish. The round watch case measures 26mm wide (1.02 inches) and 8mm thick (0.31 inches). Other features include a precise Swiss quartz timing movement, Chopard's C signature engraved on the clasp, water resistance to 30 meters (99 feet)--enabling it to withstand splashes and accidental dunks into the water, but not suitable for swimming.
In a nod to its history, Chopard has returned to making its own award-winning watch movements.
Louis-Ulysse Chopard, a hereditary watchmaker, opened the first Chopard watchmaking workshop in 1860 in a small town of Sonvilier located in the Swiss Jura Mountains, concentrating on developing precise pocket watches and chronometers. After Chopard was purchased by jewelry entrepreneur Karl Scheufele from Louis-Ulysse's grandson Paul-Andre in 1963, Scheufele modernized the company and implemented a focus on integrating timepieces with stylish jewelry design. Scheufele also returned the company to its traditional roots in manufacturing its own mechanical watch movements, and in 1996 the L.U.C 1860 movement was introduced with a Breguet balance sprint and 22 carat gold microrotor. The following year, it was chosen as watch of the year by trade journalists and watch dealers.
In 1976, Chopard unveiled the now-famed Happy Diamonds collection, which featured mobile diamonds that floated freely between two transparent sapphire crystals. And in 1988, Chopard teamed up with the Mille Miglia, an annual Italian rally where vintage and classic cars take part, to create special edition watches every year.
In the modern production facilities at Pfozheim (Germany) and Meyrin (Switzerland), many different skilled professions are represented, including designers, goldsmiths, polishers, turners, toolmakers, jewelry setters, and steel engravers--all working with a great love of detail and the utmost precision.