Inspired by the grace of the eagle and the majesty of the Alps, Chopard‘s sporty-chic collection welcomes the Alpine Eagle Small Frozen timepiece. Crafted in ethical 18-carat white gold, its 36 mm-diameter case, bezel and integrated bracelet are entirely set with diamonds. Endowed with technical expertise entirely on a par with its impressive aesthetics, this jewelled version of the watch for “contemporary eagles” is equipped with the Chopard 09.01-C movement with automatic winding and a 42-hour power reserve. Thanks to its abundance of diamonds, reminiscent of tiny snowflakes glistening on Alpine peaks, it shines with an ethical and responsible aura.
In-house mastery of the gem-setting art
Alpine Eagle Small Frozen is joining Chopard‘s sporty-chic collection, while adding a majestic touch thanks to the richness of its diamonds magnificently highlighting the art of gemsetting. This expertise is faithfully cultivated by the in-house Artisans, who have patiently paved the entire 36 mm diameter case, as well as the bezel, dial and each bracelet link with 765 diamonds (totalling 8.28 carats) in ethical 18-carat white gold. A challenge that requires no less than 20 hours of meticulous work for each timepiece. This is the first entirely gemset watch in the Alpine Eagle collection, which was successfully launched in 2019 based on the legacy of Chopard’s iconic St. Moritz model.
Thanks to the sparkle of the 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 everlasting snows of the immaculate and glistening Alpine peaks: “This watch is directly inspired by the 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”, said Karl-Friedrich Scheufele, Co-President of Chopard as well as Co-Creator of the collection with his son and his father.
The Chopard Alpine Eagle Small Frozen timepiece 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 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®.
A guarantee of reliability
Whether in the city or in the mountains, the Chopard Alpine Eagle Small Frozen timepiece can also count on the reliability of its mechanical movement with automatic winding, visible through a sapphire crystal on the back of the watch. The 148-component Chopard 09.01-C calibre is meticulously crafted by the Artisans of the Maison. It is subject to strict specifications, guaranteeing a power reserve of 42 hours as well as excellent reliability.
Ethics meets aesthetics
Chopard’s commitment to ethics is a reality that necessarily translates into the creations emerging from its workshops. Like all gold timepieces and jewellery bearing the Maison’s emblem since July 2018, the Alpine Eagle Small Frozen watch is made entirely from ethical gold. The diamonds used to adorn it are sourced from suppliers certified by the Responsible Jewellery Council (RJC). Offering living proof that it is always possible to orchestrate an encounter between ethics and aesthetics: the Scheufele family at the helm of Chopard from generation to generation works with conviction to invent objects endowed with both inner and outward beauty.
Chopard Alpine Eagle Small Frozen Technical Specifications
Ref. 295370-1001 – in ethical 18-carat white gold set with diamonds
- Hours, minutes
- Mechanical movement with automatic winding Chopard 09.01-C
- Number of components: 148
- Diameter: 20.40 mm
- Thickness: 3.65 mm
- Number of jewels: 27
- Frequency: 25,200 vph (3.5 Hz)
- Power reserve: 42 hours
- Balance-spring with flat terminal curve
- Ethical 18-carat white gold set with 140 diamonds (1.1 carats)
- Total diameter:| 36 mm
- Thickness: 8.4 mm
- Water resistance: 100 metres
- Crown in ethical 18-carat white gold with compass rose: 6.10 mm
- Vertical satin-brushed caseband with polished chamfers
- Bezel in 18-carat white gold featuring eight indexed screws and rimmed with diamonds
- Glare-proofed sapphire crystal
- Exhibition case-back with glare-proofed sapphire crystal
Dial and hands
- Ethical 18-carat white gold dial set with 185 diamonds 1.33 carats)
- Applied numerals and hour-markers, rhodium-plated and enhanced with Grade X1 Super-LumiNova®
- Baton-type hours and minutes hands, rhodium-plated and enhanced with Grade X1 Super-LumiNova®
Bracelet and clasp
- Tapering bracelet in ethical 18-carat white gold, set with 440 diamonds (5.95 carats)
- Triple folding clasp in ethical 18-carat white gold
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