Chopard launched the Alpine Eagle assortment in 2019 to compete in the rising section of luxurious sports activities watches with built-in bracelets. A contemporary interpretation of Chopard’s St. Moritz line from the Nineteen Eighties, the Alpine Eagle, seen by many as an try to create a real different to Royal Oak and Nautilus, turned a vital a part of Chopard’s provide as the gathering has grown and is now an array of references in several sizes, supplies and features a flyback chronograph, a flying tourbillon, and a watch with a high-frequency (57,600vph/8Hz) motion, to not point out time-only, time and date, and references richly adorned with valuable stones. This 12 months the model presents an ultra-thin Alpine Eagle mannequin in a 41mm case with a thickness of simply 8mm.
The case of the Alpine Eagle 41 XPS has a well-recognized form, distinguishing flanks and a bezel with eight correct screws and an engraved crown. For balanced proportions in step with the slim profile, the perimeters of the bezel have been barely trimmed, so the dial seems to be bigger. The case is manufactured from Lucent Metal A223, an modern metal alloy that, by 85%, consists of recycled materials. This alloy has been the fabric of alternative for Chopard for some years, most well-liked for its anti-allergenic qualities and brilliance produced by the recasting course of, but in addition to display the model’s dedication to utilizing supplies with accountable origins.
The dial is textured, stamped with a radiating sample, in what the model calls the “Monte Rosa Pink”, fairly harmonious with the utilized white gold hour markers and the white gold hour and minute arms crammed with Tremendous-LumiNova. The small seconds sub-dial at 6 o’clock is flat however uniform in color with the remainder of the dial floor and options black markings for the small seconds’ observe.
The motion contributing to the extra-thin case is an computerized L.U.C 96.40-L with central hours and minutes, small seconds, and a stop-second perform for exact time-setting; it is just 3.30mm excessive. Nonetheless, it has two stacked barrels to ensure 65 hours of energy reserve, wound by an off-centre gold micro-rotor. This calibre is adorned with Côtes de Genève on the bridges, with different parts completed to fulfill the Poinçon de Genève necessities. The Alpine Eagle 41 XPS bears this high quality mark on the caseback and the primary bridge. The motion is licensed by COSC, and the chronometer indication is positioned beneath the Chopard textual content emblem on the dial.
The Chopard Alpine Eagle 41 XPS bracelet has a triple folding clasp with security pushers. Its mid-link is polished, and the vast hyperlink and sides are satin-brushed. The fabric, as anticipated, is similar Lucent Metal A223 used to make the case. It’s priced at EUR 24,400.
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