In 2022, Cortina Watch, one of Singapore’s most well-known watch retailers, will celebrate its 50th anniversary. Cortina Watch is offering numerous special and limited edition timepieces with longtime watchmaking partners to mark its Golden Jubilee. Chopard will unveil a much-anticipated collection for women in March, consisting of limited editions designed in collaboration with and exclusively for Cortina Watch’s anniversary festivities. Here at Glitz, we bring you all the information you need to know about this amazing milestone!
Happy Sport – Tale Of An Icon Exhibition
Chopard will showcase the ‘Happy Sport – Tale of an Icon’ exhibition at the main atrium of Paragon Singapore from March 3 to 13, 2022. This is to honour the launch of the two unique series developed specifically for Cortina Watch’s anniversary festivities.
This exhibition seeks to raise awareness and highlight Chopard’s skill in artisanal artistry in Fine Watchmaking, as well as the inspiration that led to the creation of Happy Sport – a groundbreaking watch that has been setting hearts aflutter since its inception in 1993. The exhibition, which is divided into six chapters, also shows how the Happy Sport line represents the spirit of joie de vivre and the free-spirited modern woman.
The final chapter of the exhibition ends with the joyous union of Cortina Watch and Chopard, where the two special editions – Happy Hearts Cortina 50th Anniversary and Happy Moon Cortina 50th Anniversary will be unveiled. Both family-owned businesses, Cortina Watch and Chopard have enjoyed a close-knit and successful partnership since 1992. This special collaboration for Cortina’s 50th anniversary will be the third with the independent Swiss watchmaker and jeweller, following one-off editions made specially to celebrate Cortina Watch’s 35th and 40th anniversaries previously.
Two Special Edition Happy Sport Timepieces Close To The Heart Of Cortina
1. Happy Hearts Cortina 50th Anniversary Timepiece
The Happy Hearts Cortina 50th Anniversary timepiece has a 36 mm stainless steel case and red alligator leather straps and is available in a limited edition of 50 pieces. The white dial of this watch is animated by six dancing elements: five diamonds and a red heart. While the diamonds represent Cortina Watch’s humble beginnings, the red heart has a deeper meaning: net earnings from the sale of this special edition will be donated to the Singapore Heart Foundation as part of Cortina Watch’s ongoing efforts to give back to the community (SHF). The Happy Hearts Cortina 50th Anniversary watch also has an exhibition case back with a special “Cortina Watch 50th Anniversary Since 1972” inscription and a heart-shaped emblem, which is the SHF’s insignia.
2. Happy Moon Cortina 50th Anniversary Collection
The Happy Moon Cortina 50th Anniversary set is also available in a limited edition. With a blue aventurine, green aventurine, or red mother-of-pearl dial and 18-carat ethical gold, the watch is available in three versions. This mechanical and poetic design, with the moon phase display – a favourite complication among Cortina Watch’s sophisticated female clients – is bursting with stunning precision and craftsmanship. Each dial variation will be limited to only 5 units. The display case back on this unique edition of Happy Moon is inscribed with “Cortina Watch 50th Anniversary Since 1972.”.
Both the Happy Hearts and Happy Moon Cortina 50th Anniversary limited edition timepieces will retail exclusively at Cortina Watch boutiques.
Words From Cortina And Chopard
“It has been an absolute pleasure to work with Chopard and the Scheufele family through the years. As family-owned businesses, we share many common values and it is especially meaningful for us to be able to celebrate Cortina Watch’s 50th Anniversary not only through the unveiling of exquisite timepieces but more importantly, by sharing the joy of giving by giving back to society together with our longstanding business partner. We hope that this vibrant exhibition and our milestone collaboration with Chopard will bring about precious memories to be cherished in years to come,” says Jeremy Lim, CEO of Cortina Watch.
Sending his best wishes, Karl-Friedrich Scheufele, Chopard Co-President added, “We sincerely congratulate you all, the family and of course all the members of your staff on this important occasion because 50 years is quite something. It shows resilience, it shows your creativity, it shows everything you have built with passion over these years. And we are very happy that we have been working with you for 30 years, in fact, we went back to our records and we started in 1992. And we are very happy to commemorate this happy occasion with you with some special moments.”
“We are honoured to have Cortina Watch mark their 50th Anniversary with a limited-edition timepiece that promotes heart health. Time is especially crucial when it comes to safeguarding our hearts. Every minute of inaction in preventing a cardiac event and providing resuscitation efforts can prove costly to our lives. This support from Cortina Watch will enable the Singapore Heart Foundation to encourage active steps that will protect our hearts and those around us,” expressed Dr Low Lip Ping, Chairman Emeritus of Singapore Heart Foundation.