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?