The Chopard Alpine Eagle Collection is expanding with a series of new models with a diameter of 41 mm. The new products fascinate with the colour of their dials and the shine of their bezels, on which gemstones shine in subtle colour gradients. Because the manufacturer is committed to sustainable luxury, the watches are made of 18-carat ethical yellow, white or rose gold. The Chopard 01.15-C calibre works inside, the precision of which is confirmed by a chronometer certificate. Every step of the manufacturing process takes place in-house: from the gold melting to the manufacture of the bracelet and the gemstone setting to the production of the movement components and the calibre assembly. It’s all in the hands of Chopard’s master craftsmen – the Artisans of Emotions.
A radiant gemstone gradient offers a new watchmaking route through Alpine peaks
The Alpine Eagle collection welcomes a new series of 41 mm-diameter models adorned with dials in luminous shades and bezels set with a gemstone gradient. True to the Manufacture’s commitment to sustainable luxury, these watches are crafted in ethical 18-carat yellow, white or rose gold. All beat to the rhythm of the Chopard 01.15-C movement, whose precision settings are authenticated by chronometer certification. From gold smelting to bracelet manufacturing, along with gem-setting, component production and movement assembly, every stage in the making of the collection is performed by Chopard’s artisans of emotions.
This series of Alpine Eagle Summit timepieces comes in four combinations of ethical gold and gems set in a subtle colour gradient: yellow gold and pink sapphires, white gold with blue and purple sapphires, white gold and tsavorites, as well as rose gold and spessartites. Echoing the sparkle of the bezel setting, each of these models features the emblematic eagle-eye radiating-patterned dial in the luminous hues that define the collection’s identity.
Dials in colours inspired by the splendour of the Alpine landscape
From the moment the first model was presented, the collection was praised for the aesthetics of its textured dials, inspired by the palette of natural colours composing the beauty of the Alpine landscape. The Alpine Eagle Summit model in yellow gold features a “Golden Peak” colour bearing the name of the rocky summit in the Swiss part of the Mont Blanc massif. The peak itself was thus christened by 19th-century scientist James David Forbes in reference to the golden shimmer of the rock. The two white gold watches are respectively adorned with a “Zinal Blue” dial, whose blue and purple reflections reproduce those of the eponymous glacier standing proudly in the heart of the Swiss Alps; and “Vals Grey”, recalling the silvery reflections of the quartzite stone found in the canton of Graubünden, and used to build the walls and roofs of traditional houses in the region of the village of Vals. Finally, the last timepiece in this series, crafted in rose gold, features a “Pink Dawn” dial, reminiscent of the sun’s early light as it rises over the mountains in the morning.
The collection reaches a new heights with the presentation of a timepiece inspired by the splendour of the Zinal Glacier
The Alpine Eagle collection of sporty-chic timepieces welcomes a 41 mm-diameter model featuring an original “Zinal Blue” dial and a matching bezel decorated with baguette-cut sapphires in shades of blue and purple. True to the Manufacture’s commitment to sustainable luxury, this watch is crafted in ethical 18-carat white gold. It beats to the rhythm of the Chopard 01.15-C movement, whose precision settings are authenticated by chronometer certification. From gold smelting to bracelet manufacturing, along with gem-setting, component production and movement assembly, every stage in the making of the collection is performed by Chopard’s artisans of emotions.
A “Zinal Blue” dial inspired by the splendour of the Alpine landscape
A new dial colour is making its debut in the Alpine Eagle collection: like Aletsch Blue, Bernina Grey and Pitch Black, “Zinal Blue” is inspired by the palette of natural colours composing the beauty of the Alpine landscape. It draws its name from the eponymous glacier standing proudly in the heart of the Swiss Alps, whose shimmering blue and purple reflections, resulting from the ice’s partial absorption of light rays, captivate the gaze, creating a truly breathtaking sight.
Featuring a radiating pattern evoking an eagle’s iris, this textured dial is dominated by the colour blue, evoking the purity and freshness of ice, while its nuances recall the translucent crystals of the sparkling glacier. As the eye wanders over the dial, purple appears, like a mysterious imprint of Nature, suggesting the depth and energy emanating from the heart of the glacier itself.
This unique visual change is achieved through a subtle PVD (physical vapour deposition) treatment, which involves the use of several ‘target material pellets’ sputtered onto the dial to release atoms of the material. Unlike traditional methods, this innovative process does not use pigments: the colours are obtained using specific gas mixtures and adjusted exposure times. They result from interference between the different layers deposited. In addition, the eagle-eye structure of the dial surface plays a role in the final appearance, as it influences the way light is reflected and refracted, accentuating the optical effects and creating unique variations between blue and purple. The rhodium-plated hands, enhanced with Super-LumiNova® Grade X1, gracefully sweep across this landscape frozen in time. Their precise movements mark the hours, minutes and seconds, like a reminder of the imperceptible passage of time that has shaped these Alpine treasures.
The peerless mastery of gem-setting exercised within Chopard’s workshops
All around these glowing dials, a setting of baguette-cut gemstones patiently matched to form a subtle colour gradient lights up the watch bezel and echoes the dial colour. It serves as a vivid reminder that, alongside its mastery of watchmaking skills, Chopard also benefits from a renowned heritage in the art of gemsetting and stone selection.
The bezel of the model with the “Golden Peak” dial is adorned with pink sapphires between the eight screws set at a tangent and giving the collection its distinctive look. “Zinal Blue” brings a play on colours with the nuanced shades of blue and purple sapphires, while “Vals Grey” blends with a range of tsavorites in soft, revitalising shades of green. Finally, the artisans of the Manufacture have opted for spessartites, chosen for their orange tones, to enhance the brilliance of the “Pink Dawn” dial.
This understated yet dazzling range of colours whisks observers away into a world of natural splendour. Whether worn by a mountain explorer or a nature lover, Alpine Eagle Summit is a tribute to the grandeur of our environment that Chopard remains determined to protect.
A timepiece crafted in ethical gold
Since its launch in 2019, the Alpine Eagle collection has been distinguished by a choice of materials whose origin meets the specifications of sustainable luxury. The 41-millimetre-diameter case and integrated bracelet of these Alpine Eagle Summit models are crafted in ethical 18-carat gold.
In keeping with Chopard’s goal of improving luxury practices, the fine gold used in the production of this model – just as in all the Maison’s watch and jewellery creations since July 2018 – is ethically sourced.
One of the rare Manufactures to have had its own precious metals foundry for several decades, Chopard is thus in a position to control its value chain in order to offer creations conveying a more reasonable approach to our stewardship of the Earth.
Chronometer-certified mechanical precision
True to the Manufacture’s commitment to certified precision, the Chopard 01.15-C self-winding movement, beating at the heart of the Alpine Eagle Summit watches and visible through a transparent sapphire crystal caseback, is developed in Chopard watchmaking workshops and certified by the Official Swiss Chronometer Testing Institute (COSC). The word “Chronometer” embossed on the dial is a reminder of this label of precision and excellence.
When fully wound, the mechanism provides 60 hours of power reserve. Consistently targeting the highest standards of precision, watchmakers have also equipped this movement with a stop-seconds function enabling the wearer to set the time to the exact second.
The Alpine Eagle collection
Devised by three generations of men in the Scheufele family, the Alpine Eagle collection is a modern reinterpretation of the St. Moritz – the first watch creation by Karl-Friedrich Scheufele (now Co-President of Chopard) in the late 1970s.
With its pure and assertive design, Alpine Eagle further enriches this heritage with powerful natural inspiration. Alpine Eagle is a token of refined and resolutely contemporary elegance characterised by a round case with stylised raised sides, a crown engraved with the compass rose, a bezel with eight functional indexed screws, a textured dial with deep hues and luminescent indications, as well as an integrated metal bracelet.
Thanks to its independence and the integration of its various professions, Chopard performs all the production and assembly stages of the collection within its own watchmaking workshops, from movement to bracelet and including components as well as the case.
Alpine Eagle Summit in ethical 18-carat gold with gemset bezel Technical Specifications
Ref. 295363-0002 – in ethical 18-carat yellow gold featuring a bezel set with pink and white sapphires and a “Golden Peak” dial – 92 600 €
Ref. 295363-1007 – in ethical 18-carat white gold featuring a bezel set with blue and purple sapphires and a “Zinal Blue” dial – 92 600 €
Ref. 295363-1008 – in ethical 18-carat white gold featuring a bezel set with tsavorites and white sapphires and a “Vals Grey” dial – 92 600 €
Ref. 295363-5013 – in ethical 18-carat rose gold featuring a bezel set with spessartites and white sapphires and a “Pink Dawn” dial – 84 200 €
Exclusively available in Chopard boutiques.
- Central display of the hours, minutes and seconds
- Stop-seconds function
- Mechanical with automatic winding Chopard 01.15-C
- Number of components: 196
- Diameter: 28.80 mm
- Thickness: 4.95 mm
- Number of jewels: 31
- Frequency: 28,800 vph(4 Hz)
- Power reserve: 60 hours
- Chronometer-certified (COSC)
- Ethical 18-carat yellow, white or rose gold
- Diameter: 41.00 mm
- Thickness: 9.7 mm
- Water resistance: 100 metres
- Ethical 18-carat white gold crown with compass rose: 7 mm
- Vertical satin-brushed case middle with polished bevels
- Bezel with eight screws set at a tangent, adorned with a gradient of coloured sapphires, tsavorites or spessartites
- Glare-proofed sapphire crystal
- Exhibition case-back with sapphire crystal
Dial and hands:
- Brass dial stamped with a radiating pattern inspired by the iris of an eagle, in an “Golden Peak”, “Zinal Blue”, “Vals Grey” or “Pink Dawn” colour achieved by PVD treatment
- Hour-markers set with baguette-cut diamonds
- Applied gilded or rhodium-plated Roman numerals enhanced with Grade X1 Super-LumiNova®
- Gilded or rhodium-plated hours and minutes hands enhanced with Grade X1 Super-LumiNova®
- Gilded or rhodium-plated seconds hand with eagle feather-shaped counterweight
Bracelet and clasp:
- Ethical 18-carat gold tapering bracelet with satin-brushed wide link and sides, polished central cap, triple folding clasp