Chopard has just released a special line for summer. It’s called the Happy Sport la Vie en Rose line, named after the famous song by French chanteuse Edith Piaf. It’s an interesting tribute, as the soft feminine styling of the line isn’t particularly in line with that of Ms. Piaf. I guess it’s just the emblematic rose design that inspired the name.
Regardless, these sparkly pastel timepieces are quite sweet. They each have an enamel rose on them, but with varying degrees of bling. I prefer the sleeker version, with the rose gold bezel and floating diamonds. The more elaborate version has a rose sapphire and diamond encrusted bezel plus floating diamonds, plus pave diamond detailing on the rose. Honestly, I think it’s a little much, but that’s to be expected from a minimalist like me.
The La Vie en Rose line is typically high Chopard quality, with all Swiss quartz movements. One of these would make an extravagant belated Mother’s day gift for a very lucky woman.