The Chopard Alpine Eagle XL Chrono has recently expanded its palette with the introduction of a ‘Maritime Blue’ version. This precision chronograph showcases a 44 mm diameter case made of Chopard’s unique Lucent SteelTM, a steel type that’s both light-reflective and boasts an 80% recycling rate. The captivating “Maritime Blue” dial, inspired by both the Mediterranean Sea and the Alps, features a sunburst pattern reminiscent of an eagle’s iris. Powering this exquisite timepiece is the Chopard 03.05-C chronometer-certified movement, which is underpinned by three patents, emphasizing its innovative accuracy and functionality. This includes a flyback function, which ensures efficient timing.
One of the standout features of the Alpine Eagle XL Chrono is its robust rubber strap, which, while being water-resistant and comfortable, retains the collection’s signature aesthetic. Chopard’s history of using rubber in its designs dates back to 1995, when they first incorporated rubber treads into the straps of their Mille Miglia chronograph collection.
The dial of the Alpine Eagle XL Chrono is meticulously crafted for legibility, featuring snailed counters, hands, and hour-markers coated in a durable and luminous Grade XI Super-LumiNova®. It also boasts a tachymeter scale for precise speed measurement.
The Chopard Alpine Eagle collection itself is a contemporary nod to the St. Moritz watch from the late 1970s by Karl-Friedrich Scheufele, drawing rich inspiration from nature. This is evident in features like its compass rose engraved crown and its distinctively textured dial.