The Alpine Eagle collection, known for its sporty-chic timepieces, welcomes a new addition to its ranks with a distinct “Pine Green” dial. This color not only complements the existing shades in the collection such as Aletsch Blue, Bernina Grey, and Absolute Black, but it also stands as a reflection of the beauty of the Alpine biotope.
This pine green hue is set upon a textured dial, the design of which is reminiscent of the keen eye of an eagle. Enhancing its elegance and function, rhodium-plated hour markers and hands are infused with Grade X1 Super-LumiNova®, ensuring clear visibility even in low light conditions. The integration of a date display, seamlessly positioned between 4 and 5 o’clock and colored to match the dial.
Available in two distinct materials, the Alpine Eagle can either be encased in Chopard’s exclusive Lucent Steel™ or in ethical 18-carat rose gold. Lucent Steel™, in particular, underscores Chopard’s commitment to sustainability and innovation. Consisting of at least 80% recycled content, this metal is not only environmentally friendly but also boasts properties akin to surgical steel, rendering it highly dermo-compatible. In terms of durability, it surpasses conventional steel by being 50% more resistant to abrasions.
At the heart of the Alpine Eagle timepiece is the Chopard 01.01-C movement. Developed in Chopard’s own watchmaking workshops, this self-winding movement, visible through a transparent sapphire caseback, is certified by the Official Swiss Chronometer Testing Institute. Furthermore, this intricate mechanism offers a 60-hour power reserve, and for those seeking to synchronize their watches to the exact second, a stop-second function is incorporated.
In a move that aligns with the collection’s homage to nature, Karl-Friedrich Scheufele has announced that a portion of the profits from the sales of these new timepieces will be contributed to the Alpine Eagle Foundation. This foundation has been pivotal in conserving the Alpine environment and its rich biodiversity, even playing a role in the reintroduction of the white-tailed eagle in the Lake Geneva region.