Up close and personal with five objects of desire from a plethora of impressive pieces showcased at Watches and Wonders Geneva 2022
The prestigious Watches and Wonders Geneva 2022 was arguably the most anticipated event of the year for horologists and enthusiasts alike. Held in the capital of peace, Geneva, the horology gala saw a spirit of innovation and outstanding creativity as reflected by a great number of objects of wonder witnessed by nearly 22,000 visitors. Thirty-eight prominent names participated in the event to showcase their magnificent creations, and among the houses is Swiss-based watch brand, Chopard.
Founded in Sonvilier, Switzerland, the maison has been crafting luxury timepieces and exquisite jewellery articles for more than two centuries since the brand’s inception in 1860. Today, Chopard is best known in the world of haute horlogerie for its signature collections such as Happy Diamonds or exceptional singular models like the L.U.C Quattro Tourbillon QF Fairmined.
And from its showcase during Watches and Wonders Geneva 2022, we noticed five timepieces from two collections – Alpine Eagle and Happy Sport – that definitely deserves a closer look…
Alpine Eagle Flying Tourbillon
The Poinçon de Genève-certified Alpine Eagle Flying Tourbillon is among Chopard’s most sporty pieces. The watch is informed by the absence of an upper bridge, with the tourbillion carriage supported by only the lower bridge, resulting in a flying effect throughout the movement. This particular Alpine Eagle is driven by the L.U.C 96.24-L movement and presented in a 41mm Lucent Steel A223 case.
Alpine Eagle XL Chrono
Another new addition to the Alpine Eagle family, the Alpine Eagle XL Chrono features the COSC-certified Chopard 03.05-C movement. It boasts an impressive 60-hour power reserve and a cutting-edge design for better adjustment of the chronograph functions. The watch case measures 44mm across and can be paired with a metal or leather bracelet, as well as a new rubber strap. The dial is available in two versions: blue and pitch black.
Embodying refined elegance with a casual flair, the Happy Sport is one of Chopard’s signature designs that highlight the maison’s excellent savoir-faire in watchmaking. Symbolizing the glamour of the ’90s, the 33 mm-diameter chic icon is clad in ethical 18K rose gold, further adorned with five whirling diamonds around its dial representing joy, freedom, and endless motion. The new Happy Sport is equipped with the Chopard 09.01-C movement and features a 42-hour power reserve.
Happy Sport Chrono
A spotlight stealer exuding dignified femininity, the Happy Sport Chrono is informed by a dashing dial bathed in gold and an ethical 18K rose gold case. Similar to the Happy Sport, the Happy Sport Chrono features seven twirling diamonds, dancing to the beats of a COSC-certified chronograph movement with excellent precision. The Happy Sport Chrono is also equipped with an elegant leather strap in midnight blue.
Happy Sport Métiers d’Art
A collector’s limited gem, the Happy Sport Métiers d’Art pays homage to three animals, namely the hummingbird, polar bear, and sea turtle, with each species serving as a series comprising only eight pieces. At the heart of the creation is the Chopard Calibre 96.23-L self-winding movement boasting a 65-hour power reserve. Each series is characterized by different materials, shapes, and colours. The Hummingbird and Sea Turtle feature a tropical and a marine palette, respectively, with ethical 18K rose gold blanketing the case. Meanwhile, the Polar Bear boasts an ethical 18K white gold case and a blue-dominated colourway. All pieces measure 40mm in diameter and are further embellished with three dancing diamonds.