Chopard Happy Heart Valentine’s Day Edition (Ref. 278475-3044)
Valentine’s Day will be here in less than five weeks and we’d better get the gifts ready. Like many other watchmakers and jewelers, the Swiss brand Chopard is ready to offer a limited edition VD version of its bestselling Happy Sport collection of ladies watches. Ingeniously named Chopard Happy Heart Valentine’s Day Edition (Ref. 278475-3044,) it comes in a polished stainless steel body and is animated by a simple quartz movement.
Judging by its look, the new watch seems to share its body and inner workings with the beautiful Chopard Happy Sport La vie en rose (Ref. 278475-3030) ladies watch that was presented last year as a limited edition model.
Like the aforementioned timepiece, the new ref. 278475-3044 is, too, limited to only 500 pieces and is issued in a fairly large (for a ladies watch) stainless steel case that measures whole 36 millimeters in diameter.
However, thanks to the use of quartz movement, the body of the watch is slim enough to perfectly fit a normal wrist of a lady.
The only difference between the two seems to be the decoration of the dial (the new model sports a natural mother-of-pearl face and has the five small diamonds replaced with three heart-shaped stones: one diamond and two pink sapphires) and the lack of sapphires on its fat bezel.
Sporting a relatively thick bezel, the Chopard Happy Heart Valentine’s Day Edition looks somewhat chunky, which is absolutely okay if your better part prefers sporty timekeepers to more delicate dress watches.
It is still not clear, how much money Chopard plans to ask for this little beauty, however there is a good chance that it will be priced below the $10,000. Well, this is still too expensive for a model in steel, which is powered by an ordinary quartz movement.
Chopard Happy Heart Valentine’s Day Edition (Ref. 278475-3044) ladies watch specification
Price: TBD, around $10,000
Movement: Quartz, Swiss Made
Number of jewels: N/A
Movement frequency: N/A
Movement decoration: N/A
Functions: Hours, minutes, seconds, date
Power reserve: A couple of years
Case material: Stainless steel, polished
Bezel material: Matches case
Crown material: Matches case, set with a pink sapphire cabochon
Case shape: Round
Bezel shape: Round
Case size: 36.00 mm
Case height: N/A
Lug width: N/A
Dial: Natural mother-of-pearl
Hour markers: Pink
Hands: Sword-shaped, stainless steel
Water resistance: 30 m
Strap: Silky purple satin strap
Case back: Solid
Tags: 30 m, 36 mm, Chopard, date, diamonds, Happy Hear, Happy Sport, Ladies watch, limited edition, quartz, Ref. 278475-3044, Saint Valentin, sapphire, Valentine's Day