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Chopard adds a 44mm two-tone chronograph to his high-flying alpine eagle collection and, at the premiere of one collection, attaches the watch to a leather strap.
Previously available in Chopard’s own Lucent Steel Alloy and / or Case in Ethical Rose Gold, the Sporty Alpine Eagle XL Crono Range now includes this new and luxurious model in Ethical Rose Gold and a Ceramic / Titanium Alloy.
Chopard’s Alpine Eagle XL Chrono Range now includes this model in luxurious ethical rose gold and a ceramic / titanium alloy.
Like all alpine eagle models, the dial here maintains a bright pattern to stimulate the iris of an eagle. But the darker version that appears in this new edition is a reference to “the intense blackness of the mountain night when wildlife regains its rights,” according to Chopard’s vice-president and creator of the collection, Carl-Friedrich Schফffel.
The new chronograph collection maintains a fairly smooth profile, meaning that here the chronograph pushers are assembled on either side of a protective bumper adjacent to the crown.
The dial is easy to read. Its black counters are nicely proportional to 30-minute, short seconds and 12-hour hints. For those who measure average speed time, the tachometer is clearly graduated and the chronograph second hand is pressed in red.
Below the dial of the new Alpine Eagle XL Chrono model, Chopard fits an interior design featuring column-wheel and vertical clutch, COSC-chronometer-certified operation, and three patents with its excellent 03.05-C flyback chronograph movement. (See specification below for patent details).
Chopard’s 03.05-C flyback chronograph movement with column wheel and vertical clutch.
As mentioned earlier, this new Alpine Eagle XL Crono is the first series-produced timepiece in the collection with a black calfskin strap. Previously, only the Alpine Eagle XL Crono included a leather strap that was made for the recent Only Watch charity auction. Here, there are hints of red ribbon stitching to echo the red accent of the dial on the straps.
Price: ,500 34,500.
Specifications: Chopard Alpine Eagle XL Chrono
Case: 44mm x 13.15mm ethical rose gold and ceramized titanium. Vertical Satin-Brushed Rose Gold Polished Champagne, Bead-Blasted Ceramized Titanium Crown Guard, Ethical Rose Gold Case Band, Touch Set with Eight Screws Ethical Rose Gold Bezel. 100m water-resistant.
Movement: Chronograph with Chopard 03.05-C column-wheel chronometer-certified (COSC) integrated construction.
Equilibrium-spring with annular balance Patented chronograph zero-resetting system with a flat terminal curve with pivoting hammer and elastic arm, patented second-hand zero-resetting system, patented vertical coupling clutch. Open-worked policy 22-carat rose gold central rotor.
Dial: Stamped brass dial with sunburst pitch-black motif acquired by galvanic treatment and inspired by an eagle’s iris.
Improved gilded numbers with improved black counters (and gilded surrounds for chronograph counters), grade X1 superluminova, black inner bezel ring and chronograph counters, gilded baton-type bells, and grade X1 superluminova superluminova, with white transitions. . Gold, red-pointed arrow-type second hand eagle feather counterweight, golden, red-pointed chronograph counterhand.
Strap: Black calfskin with red bridle stitching and gilded titanium inlay, pin bark in engraved bead-blasted ceramized titanium.