Happy Palm Glamour forever and Happy Clutch Red Carpet Limited Edition

Happy Palm Glamour forever and Happy Clutch Red Carpet Limited Edition

 

Official partner of the Cannes Film Festival and creator of the Palme d’or since 1998, Chopard unveils two watch models inspired by the prestigious trophy. Enhanced by a moving miniature palm branch in Fairmined-certified ethical gold – like the Palme d’or itself –, Happy Palm and Happy Palm “Métiers d’art” reflect the quintessence of glamour.

 

Technical details

Happy Palm “Métiers d’art”

25-piece limited series in 18-carat yellow gold

Boutique Exclusive

 

Case:

Fairmined-certified ethical 18-carat yellow gold

Total diameter                                                            36.00 mm

Thickness                                                                     12.09 mm

Water resistance                                                         30 metres

Facetted crown in 18-carat yellow gold           6.00 mm

set with a diamond

Facetted cabochons in 18-carat yellow gold

Bezel in Fairmined-certified ethical 18-carat yellow gold set with diamonds of varying cuts.

Glareproofed sapphire crystal

Exhibition back secured with screws, bearing the Happy Sport logo and fitted with a glareproofed sapphire crystal pane

 

Movement:

Mechanical self-winding                                           L.U.C 96.23-L

Total diameter                                                                  27.40 mm

Thickness                                                                            3.30 mm

Number of jewels                                                                     29

Frequency                                                                       28,800 vph

Power reserve                                                         approx. 65 hours

Nickel silver movement – with yellow gilding after engraving

Hand-crafted Fleurisanne engravings – palm leaf motif

Platinum oscillating weight – with yellow gilding

Two barrels – Twin technology

 

Dial and hands:

White mother-of-pearl dial with hand-painting crafted in Japan using the Urushi lacquer with a special motif inspired by the Palme d’or

Five moving diamonds and a moving Palme d’or in Fairmined-certified ethical 18-carat yellow gold

Gilded, domed and conical hours and minutes hands

 

Functions:

Hours, minutes

 

Strap and buckle:

White alligator leather strap (also sold with an alligator leather strap coated in gold).

Diamond-set polished 18-carat yellow gold pin buckle

 

Ref. 275366-0001 – in Fairmined-certified ethical 18-carat yellow gold, teamed with an alligator leather strap coated in gold

25-piece limited edition – Boutique Exclusive

 

Technical details

Happy Palm

250-piece stainless steel limited edition

Boutique and Corner exclusive

 

Case:

Stainless steel

Total diameter                                                                36.00 mm

Thickness                                                                         12.15 mm

Water resistance                                                             30 metres

Facetted crown in 18-carat yellow gold                6.00 mm

set with a sapphire

Facetted cabochons in 18-carat yellow gold

Bezel in ethical 18-carat yellow gold set with brilliant-cut diamonds

Glareproofed sapphire crystal

Exhibition back

 

Movement:

Mechanical self-winding                                           SW300

Total diameter                                                              26.20 mm

Thickness                                                                       3.60 mm

Number of jewels                                                            25

Frequency                                                                      28,800 vph

Power reserve                                                          approx. 42 hours

 

Dial and hands:

White mother-of-pearl dial. Guilloched centre.

Gilded hour-markers.

Five moving diamonds and a Palme d’or-shaped mobile in Fairmined-certified ethical 18-carat yellow gold.

Gilded, domed and conical hours and minutes hands. Gilded sweep-seconds hand.

 

Functions:

Hours, minutes, seconds

 

Strap and buckle:

White alligator leather strap

Stainless steel pin buckle

 

Ref. 278578-4001 – in stainless steel

250-piece limited edition – Boutique and corner exclusive

 

Happy Clutch Red Carpet Limited Edition

Chopard, jeweller of the stars, launches the perfect clutch for the red carpet

 

An incredible love affair between Chopard and the Cannes Film Festival has been perpetually reinvented for the past 20 years. Veritable Happy Diamonds, the Maison’s icon, stage their own act clutched by the most elegant trendsetters, exuding their magic over a range of precious limited edition evening bags from Chopard’s leatherwork collection. The prospect of a sparkling walk up the steps.

 

Dancing in the wake of a captivating whirlwind, vibrating at the heart of the inimitable Cannes tempo. Freedom of movement, the very essence of Happy Diamonds, launches into a lively pas de deux on the arm of the hidden heroine in each woman. Life so often imitates art (or is that the other way around?), the light step of Happy Diamonds enters the whirling pace of the red carpet in Cannes, in the form of these exclusive clutches. This limited and numbered edition encapsulates the encounter between two symbols embodying the ultimate in glamour: the legendary Cannes Film Festival and the bedazzlement of Happy Diamonds.

 

Veritable moving diamonds adorn the clutch

The Happy leatherwork collection makes its entrance onto the red carpet during the occasion of the Cannes Film Festival through a limited edition: an evening clutch with veritable Happy Diamonds dancing on a clasp of pink gold-plated brass clasp. Available  in a black or champagne-coloured leather, this Happy Clutch Red Carpet Limited Edition is numbered from 1 to 71 for each colour. The number chosen is a tribute to the 71st edition of the Festival which is taking place this year from May 8th  to 19th , as well as to the 71 Haute Joaillerie creations in this year’s offering of the Red Carpet Collection which Caroline Scheufele, co-president and artistic director at Chopard, designs each year. As if escaped from the legendary Happy Diamonds watches that made the Maison famous, these authentic moving diamonds make their grand entrance between two sapphire crystals placed on the clasp of each clutch.

 

True to its principles and commitments, Chopard designed these leatherwork creations based on careful selection of the best possible materials and of course, ethical sourcing. The full-grain lambskin used comes from a family tannery in Italy; and the skin remains traceable from the field in which the animal was raised all the way through to the workshop. In addition, production follows a responsible process of waste treatment, and especially with regard to greywater. All of which is important because the intimacy and the secrets hidden in a woman’s handbag encompass its origins: ethics are the very heart of aesthetics.

 

The Happy bag collection

Inspired by its watchmaking and jewellery universe, the Happy bag collection deploys the charms of its legendary signature on an entirely redesigned leatherwork line. Moving gems dance between two sapphire crystals, according to the same process as that used by Happy Diamonds and which transforms Chopard watches and jewellery into veritable talismans, exuding their distinctively joyful lightness. Bags in this collection are available in versions enhanced with mother-of-pearl, malachite or opal whirling on the clasps, in a range of smooth or quilted leather colours, and variously interpreted as clutches, handbags or shoulder bags.

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