The story of Chopard’s sporty-chic Alpine Eagle watch continues with a new case size joining the collection.
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 three material options: Lucent Steel A223, Chopard’s highly luminous, anti-allergenic material that’s twice as hard as steel and produced using 70% recycled material; ethical 18-carat rose gold; and a two-tone mix of the two metals. All are water-resistant to 50 meters.
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There are diamond-set bezel options in the Lucent Steel A223 and two-tone variants, while both rose gold iterations are diamond-set, one on the bezel alone and the other also on the central bracelet links as well as the hour-markers.
Each of the six references proposed in the Alpine Eagle 33 family has a thoughtfully selected dial colour to enhance its character: Aletsch Blue for the Lucent Steel A223 versions, created to capture the bluish shimmer of the largest glacier in the Swiss Alps; while the bi-material iterations are finished with dials in Bernina Grey, evoking the rock of the eponymous mountain chain.
The diamond-set bezel option in ethical rose gold features a dial in Vals Grey, recalling the silvery reflections of the quartzite stone found in the canton of Grisons, which has been used to build the walls and roofs of traditional houses in the region of the village of Vals. Finally, the rose gold timepiece with diamonds set into the dial, bezel and bracelet has a Pink Dawn dial, reminiscent of the sun’s early light as it rises over the mountains in the morning.
Form follows function The new Alpine Eagle follows the same design codes laid down by existing collection models. Its sporty-chic profile 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.
Inside each of these new models is 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.
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. This collection embodies Chopard’s spirit of adventure as well as its continuing commitment to mechanical excellence and sustainable luxury.