Chopard Alpine Eagle—the Flight of the Eagle
The new Chopard Alpine Eagle is contemporary, refined and sovereign. It is manufactured entirely in the Chopard Alpine Eagle factory and everything is made here, from the movement components to the case and bracelet. This sporty yet chic watch is a celebration of the Alpine world and its most majestic inhabitant, the golden eagle. In fact, it goes back to the St. Moritz model, which set standards in the field of elegant sports watches in the 1980s. With the Chopard Alpine Eagle, the Swiss watch brand is not only showing off its technical expertise and its unerring sense of expressive design, but is also underlining its commitment to the preservation of the Alpine region. The launch of the Alpine Eagle also marks the creation of the Eagle Wings Foundation.
Karl-Friedrich Scheufele, now Co-President of Chopard, designed the St. Moritz, a top-class watch, back in 1980. This was not only the debut watch from the then 22-year-old, it also the marked two firsts for Chopard. For a brand known for its elegant gold watches and precious diamond creations, it was the first sports watch and also the first model to be made in stainless steel. Their courage was rewarded as in the following decade, the St. Moritz became one of their bestsellers. With the Alpine Eagle model, history is now repeating itself and Karl-Friedrich Scheufele has once again succeeded in creating a sporty, functional watch with its own charm. Scheufele, a nature lover and passionate hiker, counts the sublime beauty of the Alps and the majestic appearance of the golden eagle as his inspirations for this watch.
A Strong Design with Charming Details
The new Chopard Eagle line features an understated case with a polished and satin-finished surface that creates a special play of light. The case is held by an integrated, tapered metal bracelet made of bar-shaped links with a raised ridge along the middle. The crown guard, which is mirrored on the opposite side, is what gives the case its characteristic shape and the eight screws on the bezel, grouped in pairs, mark the four focal points. The case itself is water-resistant to ten bar, which corresponds to the pressure at a depth of 100 meters. The crown is decorated with an engraving of a small compass rose. The brass dial which is embossed with a galvanized blue or gray ray motif represents the delicate eye of an eagle. There are also models with different mother-of-pearl dials. For perfect readability in all lighting conditions, the hour markers and the rhodium-plated hour and minute hands are coated with Superlumoniva Grade X1. The Chopard Eagle, comes in two sizes of 36 and 41 millimeters in diameter making it perfect for both men and women.
An Innovative Material
The Chopard Alpine Eagle makes it debut in a case made of Lucent Steel A223, a steel alloy that has been developed by Chopard over a period of four years. This steel has three outstanding characteristics: It is hypoallergenic, 50% harder and more resistant to abrasion than conventional steel and, thanks to its composition that has been based on the structure of a crystal, it has an intense luster reminiscent of the radiance of gold. The Chopard Golden Eagle is available in 18-carat ethically sourced rose gold and in bicolor versions in both metals.
Two Manufacture Movements
The Chopard Eagle's is just as graceful inside as it is driven by two self-winding movements developed in Chopard's workshops and certified as chronometers by the Official Swiss Chronometer Testing Centre (COSC). The Alpine Eagle 41 millimeter model is equipped with a 01.01-C caliber, which has a 60-hour power reserve, while the 36 millimeter versions feature a 09.01-C caliber, which has a 42-hour power reserve. This caliber, which has a diameter of just eight lines, is one of the smallest to be certified as a chronometer by the COSC. To the delight of connoisseurs, both models display their fascinating mechanical workings through the sapphire crystal on the back.
Chopard Alpine Eagle at Wempe
Wempe has been offering a variety of Chopard watches, including selected models from the Chopard Alpine Eagle line, since 1959. If you can't find your favorite model online, we will be pleased to welcome you to one of our showrooms. Along with offering personalized advice on the watch of your choice, we also offer comprehensive services for all aspects of your watch, such as cleaning and care as well as professional repairs.