Chopard Alpine Eagle – three new pieces for the holiday season

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Chopard is enriching its Alpine Eagle collection with new pieces, including a new case size designed for smaller wrists.

Alpine Eagle 33

Alpine Eagle 33 – Chopard’s emblematic sporty-chic watch revisited in a new 33 mm case size in ethical 18-carat rose gold and diamonds

The story of Chopard’s sporty-chic Alpine Eagle watch continues with a new case size joining the collection. As with all models introduced since 2019, the 33 mm versions combine adventure and performance with technical and aesthetic excellence in a design which is rapidly becoming one of the most recognisable silhouettes in the luxury sports watch category. As with previous iterations, both the watch and the Chopard 09-01.C movement were developed and manufactured in-house. The new case is interpreted as a version crafted in ethical 18-carat rose gold, complemented by a Pink Dawn-coloured dial inspired by Alpine nature.

Chopard is enriching its Alpine Eagle collection with a new case size designed for smaller wrists. In addition to the existing 36, 41 and 44-mm sizes, the new models feature a 33 mm-diameter case, while preserving the same harmonious sense of proportions and contemporary allure that contribute to the collection’s strong identity.

The new Alpine Eagle 33 is presented in ethical 18-carat rose gold, adorned with diamonds on the bezel, hour-markers and the central bracelet cap. It is water-resistant to 50 metres and features a Pink Dawn dial, reminiscent of the sun’s early light as it rises over the mountains in the morning.

Alpine Eagle 33

Form follows function

This latest Alpine Eagle follows the same design codes laid down by existing collection models. Its sporty-chic profile – defined by its angular yet fluid form and by its broad bezel with four pairs of visible and functional screws – remains in place, as do the eagle feather central seconds hand and the Roman-numeral dial, adorned as before with a sunburst motif evoking the eye of an eagle.

The gently tapered three-row integrated bracelet plays a significant role in giving the Alpine Eagle its character and in explaining its inspiration. The central link is ingot-shaped and topped by a raised central cap, a bold execution that subtly recalls an eagle’s mountain habitat.

Completing the Alpine Eagle’s distinctive silhouette is a screw-down crown with a compass rose engraving, crown guards, as well as two extrusions on the watch’s left flank that echo the crown and preserve the watch’s symmetry.

Chopard 09.01-C movement
Chopard 09.01-C movement

In-house mechanical excellence

This new model is equipped with the in-house self-winding Chopard 09.01-C movement, beating at a precise 25,200 vibrations an hour (3.5 Hz). Endowed with a 42-hour power reserve, this calibre is equipped with a sophisticated stop-seconds function for accurate time-setting. It is chronometer-certified for accuracy, underlining the stringent demands placed on the mechanical movements chosen to power the Maison’s watches. In addition, most importantly, this 8-ligne movement is one of the smallest to receive COSC certification.

History in the making

The Alpine Eagle 33 continues a compelling narrative that began in 1980 with the St. Moritz watch, Chopard Co-President Karl-Friedrich Scheufele’s first watchmaking creation. Almost four decades later, the story continues when, at the insistence of his son Karl-Fritz, secretly supported by his grandfather Karl, Karl-Friedrich Scheufele looked into the updating of the St. Moritz. At first reluctant, he was won over by his son’s strength of conviction. The result was the Alpine Eagle in 2019, a refined, assertive wristwatch inspired by the natural majesty of the Alps and the imperious beauty of the eagle.

The introduction of the Alpine Eagle 33 means that the collection now spans four sizes, namely 44 mm, 41 mm, 36 mm and 33 mm. It follows recent additions to the Alpine Eagle family including a tourbillon, a high-frequency calibre housed in a titanium case, as well as a patented flyback chronograph. Throughout, the collection embodies Chopard’s spirit of adventure as well as its continuing commitment to mechanical excellence and sustainable luxury.

Alpine Eagle 41 Frozen in ethical 18-carat white gold set with diamonds: 
A timepiece straight from the glaciers

Alpine Eagle 41 Frozen in ethical 18-carat white gold set with diamonds: A timepiece straight from the glaciers

Inspired by the grace of the eagle and the majesty of the Alps, Chopard‘s sporty-chic collection welcomes a new Alpine Eagle Frozen timepiece. Crafted in ethical 18-carat white gold, its 41 mm-diameter case, its bezel and its integrated bracelet are entirely set with diamonds. Endowed with technical expertise entirely on a par with its impressive aesthetics, this jewellery version of the watch for “contemporary eagles” is equipped with the mechanical self-winding Chopard 01.03-C movement (60-hour power reserve). Thanks to its abundance of diamonds, it evokes tiny flakes of frost covering glaciers.

In-house mastery of the gemsetting art

A new Alpine Eagle Frozen timepiece is joining Chopard’s sporty-chic collection, revealing its majesty thanks to the richness of its diamonds magnificently highlighting the art of gemsetting. This expertise is faithfully cultivated by the Maison’sin-house Artisans, who have patiently paved the entire case in ethical 18-carat white gold, the dial and each bracelet link with hundreds of diamonds. The watch bezel, a distinctive characteristic of the collection with its eight indexed screws, is also adorned with baguette-cut diamonds.  A challenge that requires no less than 20 hours of meticulous work for each timepiece.

This new gemset model joins the Alpine Eagle collection launched in 2019, which already includes numerous variations in 33, 36 and 41 sizes, with a chronograph movement (44 mm) in Lucent Steel A223 and/or ethical gold, as well as an exclusive model in titanium equipped with a high-frequency movement.

Alpine Eagle 41 Frozen

Thanks to the sparkle of precious stones, Chopard confirms the profound inspiration the collection draws from Nature, duly celebrated as the greatest architect. In this instance, the design was guided by the glaciers and everlasting snows of the immaculate, glistening Alpine peaks: “Alpine Eagle Frozen is directly inspired by Alpine glaciers and the way they brilliantly reflect the sunshine. Each diamond used on this timepiece sparkles like a snowflake that has settled on the mountain tops”, says Karl-Friedrich Scheufele, Co-President of Chopard as well as co-creator of the collection with his son and father.

Alpine Eagle Frozen features the emblematic elements of the collection’s pure and assertive design: the eight indexed screws that secure the bezel to a round case with stylised flanks; the integrated bracelet; along with the compass rose which has been guiding adventurers since antiquity which is engraved on the gold crown. The hours and minutes can be read off on the dial by day and night thanks to facetted hands and rhodium-plated Roman numerals enhanced with Grade X1 SuperLuminova®.

Chopard 01.03-C calibre
Chopard 01.01-C calibre

A guarantee of reliability

Whether in the city or in the mountains, the Alpine Eagle Frozen timepiece can also count on the reliability of a mechanical self-winding movement visible through a sapphire crystal on the back of the watch. The 182-component Chopard 01.03-C calibre powering the 41 mm Alpine Eagle models is meticulously crafted by the Artisans of the Maison from the 01.01-C movement. It is subject to strict specifications, guaranteeing a power reserve of 60 hours as well as excellent accuracy.

Alpine Eagle XL Chrono

Alpine Eagle XL Chrono in Lucent Steel A223 – High-precision functions and dynamic look

The Alpine Eagle collection of sporty-chic timepieces is introducing its flyback chronograph fitted for the first time with a contemporary rubber strap. The Alpine Eagle XL Chrono in Lucent Steel A223 is available in Aletsch Blue or Pitch Black dial and remains strongly inspired – like the entire collection – by the power of the eagle and the beauty of the Alps. The three patents for its Chopard 03.05-C chronometer-certified movement with flyback function testify to innovations enhancing its accuracy as well as its smooth handling.

A cutting-edge chronograph movement

The Alpine Eagle XL Chrono welcomes two models featuring a sporty and masculine extra-large 44 mm-diameter case forged from Lucent Steel A223, an innovative steel alloy developed by Chopard for its anti-allergenic properties, its robustness and its incomparable brilliance achieved through a meticulous recasting process. The discreet right-hand pushers relating to the chronograph functions are subtly integrated on either side of the crown guards and preserve the collection’s characteristically harmonious shape and symmetry.

Chopard 03.05-C movement

Beating at the heart of these two new models, the Chopard 03.05-C movement developed and assembled by the artisans in the Maison’s watchmaking workshops is one of the world’s most innovative chronograph movements. It has a 60-hour power reserve and features an elaborate design guaranteeing accurate adjustments and optimal use of the chronograph functions. Equipped with a column wheel, it is also enhanced by several technical innovations that have earned Chopard three patents stemming from the boldness of its R & D teams.

First of all, it is equipped with a unidirectional gear drive system that prevents energy losses while ensuring rapid winding, a function much appreciated in the inherently energy-hungry chronograph category. In addition, its vertical clutch ensures accurate time-measurement starts. This chronograph calibre is also of the flyback variety, enabling smooth successive timing operations thanks to three pivoting hammers with elastic arms facilitating zero-setting of the counters.

Equipped with a stop-seconds function enabling accurate adjustments of the watch, the Chopard 0.305-C movement is chronometer-certified by the Official Swiss Chronometer Testing Institute.

Alpine Eagle XL Chrono

An sporty contemporary bracelet

Already available with an integrated metal bracelet and a leather option, the Alpine Eagle XL Chrono model treats itself to a new look with a rubber strap. The multiple advantages of this material make it an ideal ally for sports chronographs subjected to the most extreme conditions: water-resistant, lastingly reliable, malleable and comfortable to wear, it gives the timepiece a particularly dynamic look. In using rubber, the workshops of the Maison have preserved the elegance and identity of the Alpine Eagle by reprising the shape of the metal-link bracelet – slightly tapering with a raised central cap – that is an integral part of the collection’s DNA. The material is different, while the identity and well-balanced proportions remain signature features of these new contemporary chronographs. Rubber also lends itself to colour, since the strap adapts to the blue or black dial of each of the two new Alpine Eagle XL Chrono models.

Chopard cultivates a longstanding tradition of sporty rubber straps. In 1995, the Maison’s workshops were among the first to adopt this material with its strong creative potential by reproducing the rubber treads of 1960s Dunlop tyres on the straps of its Mille Miglia chronograph collection. This trend that has been continuously nurtured by the Mille Miglia models has since spread widely across the watchmaking scene.

Alpine Eagle XL Chrono

A dial in the eagle’s eye

Drawing inspiration from the beauty of Nature, the collection remains loyal to the shade of its dial referring to the Aletsch glacier (the largest in Switzerland) for the blue version; and to the intense blackness of mountain nights when wild Nature reclaims its rights for the Pitch Black dial. The texture and sunburst pattern evoke an eagle’s iris. The seconds hand with its arrow-shaped tip flies over a highly legible display punctuated by snailed counters. The hands and hour-markers are coated with Grade XI Super-LumiNova®, a treatment offering the advantage of retaining the same intensity over the years, while naturally more luminous than traditional Super-LumiNova®.

The tachymeter scale bearing discreet red 100, 160 and 240 graduations appears on the inner bezel ring. It is divided into four steps, with different intervals of 5, 10, 20 or 40 km/h per line. This arrangement facilitates reading the average speed measurements and contributes to the dial’s overall aesthetic dynamic.

Alpine Eagle XL Chrono

Reinterpreting an icon

Devised by three generations of men in the Scheufele family, the Alpine Eagle collection is a modern reinterpretation of the St. Moritz watch, the first horological creation by Karl-Friedrich Scheufele in the late 1970s. With its pure and assertive design, Alpine Eagle enriches this heritage with powerful inspiration drawn from Nature. A round case with stylised flanks; a crown engraved with a compass rose; a bezel with eight functional indexed screws; as well as textured dial with deep hues and luminescent indications: Alpine Eagle embodies impeccable elegance expressed in a resolutely contemporary manner.

Alpine Eagle 33

Alpine Eagle 33 Technical Specifications

Ref. 295384-5002 – in ethical 18-carat rose gold with Pink Dawn dial, diamond-set bezel and bracelet

Case:

  • Ethical 18-carat rose gold
  • Total diameter: 33 mm
  • Thickness: 7.95 mm
  • Water resistance: 50 metres
  • Crown in ethical 18-carat rose gold with compass rose:  5.60 mm
  • Vertical satin-brushed caseband with polished chamfers
  • Diamond-set bezel with eight indexed screws
  • Glare-proofed sapphire crystal
  • Exhibition case-back with glare-proofed sapphire crystal

Movement:

  • Mechanical movement with automatic winding Chopard 09.01-C
  • Number of components: 159
  • Diameter: 20.40 mm
  • Thickness: 3.65 mm
  • Number of jewels: 27
  • Frequency: 25,200 vph (3.5 Hz)
  • Power reserve: 42 hours
  • Chronometer-certified (COSC)

Dial and hands:

  • Brass stamped with a sunburst pattern in aPink Dawn colour, achieved by galvanic treatment and inspired by the iris of the eagle
  • Diamond-set hour-markers and gilded applied numerals
  • Gilded baton-type hours and minutes hands enhanced with Grade X1 Super-LumiNova®
  • Gilded arrow-type seconds hand with eagle feather counterweight

Functions:

  • Hours, minutes, seconds
  • Stop-seconds function

Bracelet and clasp:

  • Tapering bracelet in ethical 18-carat rose gold, wide links with satin-brushed sides and diamond-set central cap, triple folding clasp
Alpine Eagle 41 Frozen in ethical 18-carat white gold set with diamonds: A timepiece straight from the glaciers

Alpine Eagle 41 Frozen Technical Specifications

Ref. 295363-1001 – in ethical 18-carat white gold set with diamonds

Case

  • Ethical 18-carat white gold set with diamonds                         
  • Total diameter: 41 mm
  • Thickness: 9.7 mm
  • Water resistance: 100 metres
  • Crown in ethical 18-carat white gold with compass rose:  7 mm
  • Gemset caseband
  • Bezel in ethical 18-carat white gold featuring eight indexed screws and set with baguette-cut diamonds
  • Glare-proofed sapphire crystal
  • Exhibition case-back

Movement:

  • Mechanical self-winding movement Chopard 01.03-C
  • Number of components: 182
  • Diameter:  28.80 mm
  • Thickness:  4.95 mm
  • Number of jewels: 31
  • Frequency: 28,800 vph (4 Hz)
  • Power reserve: 60 hours

Dial and hands

  • Ethical 18-carat white gold dial set with diamonds
  • Applied numerals and hour-markers, rhodium-plated
  • Baton-type hours and minutes hands, rhodium-plated and enhanced with Grade X1 Super-LumiNova®

Functions:

  • Hours, minutes

Bracelet and clasp

  • Tapering bracelet in ethical 18-carat white gold, set with diamonds
  • Triple folding clasp in ethical 18-carat white gold

Alpine Eagle XL Chrono in Lucent Steel A223 Technical Specifications

Ref. 298609-3003 – in Lucent Steel A223 with Aletsch Blue dial
Ref. 298609-3004 – in Lucent Steel A223 with Pitch Black dial

Case

  • Lucent Steel A223
  • Total diameter: 44.00 mm
  • Thickness: 13.15 mm
  • Water resistance: 100 metres
  • Crown in Lucent Steel A223 with compass rose: 8 mm
  • Crown guards and pushers in Lucent Steel A223
  • Caseband in Lucent Steel A223
  • Bezel in Lucent Steel A223 with eight screws set at a tangent
  • Glare-proofed sapphire crystal
  • Exhibition case-back with sapphire crystal and Alpine Eagle logo

Movement

  • Mechanical self-winding movement Chopard 03.05-C
  • Integrated column-wheel chronograph mechanism
  • Number of components: 310
  • Diameter: 28.80 mm
  • Thickness: 7.60 mm
  • Number of jewels: 45
  • Frequency: 28,800 vph (4 Hz)
  • Power reserve: 60 hours
  • Annual balance with balance-spring featuring a flat terminal curve
  • Patented chronograph zero-resetting mechanism with pivoting hammers and elastic arms
  • Patented unidirectional gear drive
  • Patented vertical clutch system
  • Openworked central rotor with tungsten alloy
  • Chronometer-certified by the COSC

Dial and hands

  • Brass dial stamped with an Aletsch Blue or Pitch Black sunburst pattern achieved by galvanic treatment and inspired by the eagle’s iris
  • Applied numerals and hour-markers, rhodium-plated and enhanced with Grade X1 Super-LumiNova®
  • Snailed Aletsch Blue or Pitch Black chronograph counters
  • Baton-type hours and minutes hands, rhodium-plated and enhanced with Grade X1 Super-LumiNova®
  • Rhodium-plated arrow-type seconds hand with eagle feather-shaped counterweight
  • Rhodium-plated red-tipped chronograph counter hands
  • Transferred white and red graduations on the tachymeter scale

Functions

  • Central hours, minutes and chronograph seconds
  • Semi-instantaneous minutes counter display
  • Semi-instantaneous date indication between 4 and 5 o’clock
  • Chronograph with flyback function
  • 30-minute counter at 3 o’clock
  • 12-hour counter at 9 o’clock
  • Small seconds at 6 o’clock
  • Tachymeter
  • Stop-seconds function

Strap and buckle

  • Blue or black rubber strap with titanium insert
  • Pin buckle in Lucent Steel A223

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