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Here’s a new diver from Chopard that’ll make you feel happy – well as least it’ll put a smile on your face! It’s called the Happy Ocean Diver – a diver combined with Chopard’s Happy Diamonds.

It’s been a while since Chopard released a proper dive watch – remember the L.U.C. Pro One GMT Diver? I still wouldn’t mind having one of those in my collection.

The Happy Ocean has a beautifully high-polished Stainless steel case measuring a modest 40mmn diameter by 13.6mm thick. It has all the typical divers features –

a screw-down case-back (engraved with a wave motif) and crown, an anti-reflective treated Sapphire crystal, a unidirectional rotational diver bezel with 12hr SLN pip, and a water-resistance of 300 meters.

The diver’s bezel has two colors combinations available; raspberry and blue or turquoise and blue – they both look great. Pity, though that the inlay is a very dated anodized aluminum rather than Sapphire or ceramic.

Powering the Happy Ocean is an in-house Chopard in-house caliber 01.01-C with 31 jewels, a beat-rate of 28,800 vph and a power-reserve of 60 hours. Its Functions include: central display of the hours, minutes and sweep seconds, and date.

Its dial is in dark blue with Rhodium-plated hands and markers also with Swiss SuperLuminova. The minute hand is in turquoise or raspberry to match the bezel. Five diamonds free-float above the dial.

The Happy Ocean Diver comes on a 20mm blue NATO strap with Stainless steel buckle. It’s actually pretty nice despite being marketed as a ladies’ diver – wonder if there’ll be a men’s version?


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