How do you craft a snow-set timepiece the likes of the Chopard Happy Snowflakes?


Look up ‘labour of love’ in the dictionary, and you’ll see the Chopard Happy Snowflakes as its definition. Discover the handcrafted expertise behind this wintry gem of a timepiece in the gallery above

It's a winter wonderland captured in a 36mm-sized dial, brimming with the iridescence of freshly fallen snow glittering in the sunlight. A combination of Chopard's iconic Happy Diamonds, the art of snow-setting, as well as delicate mother-of-pearl marquetry, several artistic crafts coalesce upon this striking timepiece, honed by a master dial-maker into pure splendour.

Further enhanced by a glittering, snow-set bezel — an embellishment that requires the gemsetter to use his instinct and expertise to individually hollow out the diamond settings — the frosted beauty of the Happy Snowflakes stays true to its name with free-wheeling solitaires whirling around the dial. And upon closer look, one of the 'Happy Diamonds' is a snowflake-shaped piece perfectly complementing the crystalline watch. Reminiscent of a snow globe but oh-so-much better, this here is winter in perfect poetry.

The Happy Snowflakes is exclusively available only at select Chopard boutiques, limited to 25 pieces.

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