An ultra-modern sports chronograph with a twist: the Chopard Alpine Eagle XL Chrono

The ultimate symbol of the craftsmanship and extraordinary creativity of Chopard watchmakers, the Alpine Eagle luxury watch collection adds a 44mm chronograph with two new features: the first is ethically made of gold and ceramic titanium Metal; second with a calfskin strap. The new Alpine Eagle XL Chrono is powered by the Chopard 03.05-C aeronautical chronograph movement under the ultra-glazed black dial. The precise performance of this precision movement has been certified by the “Observatory”, and its design concept has been registered by Chopard for three patents.

A new design inspired by the beauty of the Alps

In addition to a number of technical innovations, the Alpine Eagle collection has been a simple aesthetic since its launch. The new Alpine Eagle XL Chrono follows exactly the same design philosophy. On the right side of the watch, the gold pushers that control the chronograph functions are subtly integrated into the sides of the protective element around the crown – understated and restrained, without compromising the harmonious shape and symmetry unique to the Alpine Eagle series.

Chopard Alpine Eagle XL Chrono
Ethically compliant 18K rose gold and ceramic titanium case, 18K rose gold ethically compliant crown, bezel with eight indexing screws, diameter 44 mm, hours, minutes, small seconds, half Instantaneous date display, flyback chronograph function, Chopard 03.05-C self-winding movement, 60-hour power reserve, COSC certified, sapphire crystal, ceramic titanium and sapphire crystal case back Cover, black calfskin strap.

Harmony is also a central theme of the dial design on the Alpine Eagle XL Chrono, rendered in extreme black. Chopard co-president and series founder Karl-Frederick. Drawing inspiration from the flora and fauna of the Alps, Karl-Friedrich Scheufele conceived of this deep and charming black tone with reference to the mountain colors that wild animals frequent at night, while reminding humans of urbanization and nighttime Lighting can have an impact on the surrounding species. Like all Alpine Eagle watches, the dial retains a consistent texture and sunburst pattern reminiscent of the iris of an eagle’s eye. The dial display is clear and easy to read, equipped with a three-dimensional chronograph, and the second hand is shaped like an eagle’s feather, as if an eagle is flying over the dial.

The black chronograph dial is set at 3 o’clock, 6 o’clock and 9 o’clock with 30 minutes, small seconds and 12 hours respectively. The carefully considered design makes the dial more clear and easy to read, and the chronograph function hands are also very particular, the 100 on the tachymeter scale. , 160 and 240 scales are marked in red. The tachymeter circle is divided into four rate stages, divided by different speed values ​​(5, 10, 20 or 40 kilometers per hour) to perfectly calculate the average speed measurement.

The Chopard Alpine Eagle XL Chrono has a case in ethical 18K rose gold with vertical satin and polished chamfers, with ceramic titanium microbeaded protection element, ethical 18K rose gold watch Frame, ethically compliant 18K rose gold bezel with eight indexing setscrews. luxury watch replica

Innovative cutting-edge watchmaking materials

The Alpine Eagle models are crafted in Lucent Steel A223 and ethical rose gold. The case of this Alpine Eagle XL Chrono is 44mm in diameter and made from ethically compliant 18K rose gold and ceramic titanium. The combination of two types of precious metals is bold and innovative, which is unprecedented in the Alpine Eagle XL Chrono watch series.

The 18K rose gold used for the case is ethically sourced, in keeping with Chopard’s commitment since July 2018 – to use ethically sourced raw materials in all watch and jewellery creations. The use of ceramic titanium metal reflects the avant-garde spirit of the workshop – ceramic titanium metal is lightweight and extremely wear-resistant. It is formed by ionizing the surface of titanium metal. This treatment method makes the metal hardness as high as 1000 Vickers, shock resistance and scratch resistance comparable to ceramics. Titanium ceramic is often used in the aviation and automotive industries, and it has a dark grey color that does not lose its luster over time, giving the watch a contemporary, sporty look.

The Chopard Alpine Eagle XL Chrono has a ceramic titanium transparent caseback and sapphire crystal on the back, which can be seen through with an ethically compliant 22K rose gold skeletonized central oscillating weight and column-wheel timing and integrated structure. In addition, its black calfskin strap is embellished with red stitching, which is quite eye-catching.

The Alpine Eagle XL Chrono is a major innovation in the Alpine Eagle collection and the first limited-edition model in the collection to feature a black calfskin strap. Until now, only the Alpine Eagle XL Chrono Only Watch, a unique piece designed to support the Monaco Muscular Dystrophy Society, was not equipped with the iconic metal bracelet. Likewise, the leather strap retains the three-dimensional shape of the central embossment, which is unique to the Alpine Eagle series, and is matched with a modern geometric shape. The charm is also hidden in the details, its red strap stitching subtly echoes the chronograph function display on the dial. swiss watch replica

Three patents for chronograph movements

The watch is equipped with an extremely precise chronograph movement, and its precision performance has been awarded the “Observatory” certification by the Swiss Official Chronometer Certification (COSC). The Chopard calibre 03.05-C features a 22K rose gold central oscillating weight with a power reserve of 60 hours. The movement has been carefully conceived to ensure precise adjustment and optimum timing. The movement of the column wheel is the crystallization of a number of technological innovations. The engineers of the Chopard watch factory applied for a patent when designing and developing the L.U.C 03.03-L movement for the L.U.C Chrono One watch, and finally obtained three patent registrations for Chopard. This chronograph movement, which debuted in 2006 and features a column wheel, vertical clutch, flyback and small seconds reset, as well as an exceptionally precise jumping minute counter, remains the world’s most innovative Movement. In 2022, the L.U.C collection will celebrate its 25th anniversary, and Chopard will take this opportunity to showcase the Manufacture’s efforts on the road to innovation and how Chopard integrates watchmaking knowledge into its entire production process. As the workshop mass-produces the Chopard calibre 03.05-C, this state-of-the-art technology will gradually be used in the Alpine Eagle series.

Chopard 03.05-C self-winding mechanical movement
Flyback chronograph with column wheel and integrated structure, 310 parts, diameter 28.80 mm, thickness 7.60 mm, 45 jewels, frequency 28,800 vibrations per hour (4 Hz), power reserve 60 hours, ring-shaped Balance wheel with flat-end curved hairspring, patented chronograph reset mechanism with rotating hammer with elastic arms, patented second reset system, patented vertical clutch system, skeletonized central oscillating weight in 22K rose gold ethically, Switzerland Official Observatory Certification (COSC).

Alpine Eagle Collection: A new take on a classic

The Alpine Eagle series is a heritage of ingenuity that spans three generations of the Schaefer family. A modern rendition of Schaefer’s first watch, the St. Moritz, created in the late 1970s. The Alpine Eagle collection draws inspiration from the mighty power of nature with its simple yet elegant design. Round case side with rich embossed embellishment and Chopard’s exclusive Lucent Steel A223, crown engraved with compass rose, bezel with eight function screws for indexing, textured dial strap Deep tones and fluorescent displays with eagle-feather seconds: the Alpine Eagle collection embodies modern glamour and refined elegance. With its independent spirit and exquisite craftsmanship in all aspects, Chopard independently completes all production and assembly processes, from movement to bracelet, to parts and cases, in the brand’s watchmaking workshop.