DescriptionChopard Lady's Happy Sport 2 Diamond, Stainless Steel, Rubber Wristwatch
Case: square, 26 mm, stainless steel, 6 screw caseback closure, black rubber bezel, reference number 2829/9999, 2778896-401, 8896, 786060, sapphire crystal signed Chopard Geneve
Dial: gray, moon and stars with floating bezel-set diamonds, blued steel "Dauphine" hands, date aperture at the 6 o'clock position
Bracelet: black rubber with stainless steel buckle; 6-1/2 to 7-3/4 inches in length (adjustable)
Stones: full-cut diamonds weigh a total of approximately 0.12 carats
Signed: Chopard on the crystal, caseback and strap
Gross weight: 42.10 grams
Note: Watch is currently not in working order
Diamond Average Color: G-H-I
Diamond Average Clarity: VS
Diamond Shapes: Full-cut
Diamond Count: 1 - 25
Overall Condition: Very Good
Notes: Floating diamonds dance across the moon and stars. Acier Inox indicates stainless steel.
Chopard: It all began in 1860 in the small village of Sonvilier, Switzerland. Here Louis-Ulysse Chopard, a talented young craftsman, established his workshop. By virtue of their precision and reliability, his watches quickly gained a solid reputation among enthusiasts and found buyers as far afield as Eastern Europe, Russia and Scandinavia. In 1921, the founder’s son, Paul Louis Chopard, opened a branch in La Chaux-de-Fonds and then relocated the company headquarters there. In 1937, he moved the firm to Geneva, the capital of Haute Horlogerie, or Fine Watchmaking, thereby bringing it closer to its cosmopolitan clientele. In 1943, Paul André Chopard, grandson of Louis-Ulysse, took the helm. In 1963 he sought a buyer capable of reviving and perpetuating the brand’s rich heritage, since none of his sons wished to take over the company. This was when he met Karl Scheufele, descendant of a dynasty of watchmakers and jewelers from Pforzheim, Germany. After a brief meeting, Karl Scheufele decided to buy the company. Under the impetus of the Scheufele family, Chopard experienced spectacular development. Renowned for its creativity, its state-of-the-art technology and the excellence of its craftsmen, it became one of the leading names in the high-end watch and jewelry industry. Entirely independent, Chopard is pursuing a time-honoured family tradition. Karl Scheufele and his wife Karin have orchestrated the company’s international expansion for more than 40 years and are still active in the firm. Their two children are its current co-presidents: Caroline Scheufele is responsible for the ladies’ collections and high jewelry, while her brother Karl-Friedrich Scheufele manages the gents' collections and the Chopard Manufacture in Fleurier, the production site of L.U.C movements.
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