14/10/2020 5:25 pm
Chopard Alpine Eagle XL Chrono
Chopard Alpine Eagle XL Chrono The Chopard Alpine Eagle XL Chrono is available in three options, two steel versions and a third model featuring a bi-metallic case and bracelet ensemble. Building on the success of the inaugural Alpine Eagle models of 2019, these latest creations feature a fully integrated chronograph movement with column wheel and vertical coupling. In addition, they also provide the added convenience of a flyback function. Angus Davies explores the specification of the bi-metallic model in close detail. In 2019, Chopard unveiled the Alpine Eagle, a collection of watches featuring integrated bracelets. Shortly after the models were launched, I travelled to the Swiss firm’s workshops in Fleurier and Geneva. Over the years, I have toured numerous watch factories in my professional capacity and have grown accustomed to seeing the same processes and techniques. Nevertheless, during my time with Chopard, I was repeatedly wowed by its in-house capability, stringent process controls and the firm’s close attention to specification details. The Alpine Eagle, a three hand model with date, was launched in two variants, large and small. The latter model was also offered with a gem-set bezel, exuding a sense of glamour and femininity. While the Alpine Eagle looks fresh and contemporary, it shares some of its DNA with a former model in the brand’s back catalogue, the St. Moritz. This particular watch was conceived by Chopard’s Co-President, Karl-Friedrich Scheufele, back in 1980. Interestingly, it was Mr Scheufele and his son, Karl-Fritz, who were instrumental in the creation of […]
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