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Lot 1001


CIRCA: 1976
REF.: 21/2286
CASE MATERIAL: 18K yellow gold
CASE DIMENSIONS: 32 mm square
DIAL: Onyx with champagne subdial in center. 30 bezel-set diamonds free-moving inside case, approx. 1.70 carats
BRACELET MATERIAL: 18K yellow gold integrated
BRACELET SIZE: 7-1/4 to 7-1/2 inches
MOVEMENT: Manual wind
FUNCTIONS: Time only
The Chopard "Happy Diamonds" series has been a pillar on which modern Chopard was built on. The watch was designed by Ronald Kurowski in 1976. Far and away their most popular timepiece, owners love the free moving bezel-set diamonds sandwiched between the caseback and crystal. The present example is a first generation model, from the late 1970s. Sized at 32 mm square, it has that modern oversized feel. The bracelet is long, at 7-1/2 inches. Accompanied by Chopard box, warranty and letter from Chopar noting the manufacturing date of this watch.



Case is in excellent condition, with minor scratches throughout. Dial is in excellent condition. Movement is running at time of cataloging. Bracelet is long and the mesh is in excellent condition. Overall, the present example is in excellent condition.

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Chopard Happy Diamonds Vintage in 18K gold

Estimate $4,000 - $6,000Dec 12, 2019
Starting Bid $2,000
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