Chopard Alpine Eagle 41 in Ethical Yellow Gold with 'Golden Peak' Dial
Chopard presents a new interpretation of its sporty-chic Alpine Eagle timepiece: a 41 mm-diameter model crafted for the first time in ethical 18-carat yellow gold. Adorned with a textured dial in the ‘Golden Peak’ colour inspired by the beauty of Alpine scenery, this model beats to the rhythm of the Chopard 01.01-C movement, whose high-precision timing is chronometer-certified. From gold smelting to movement assembly, as well as machining of the integrated bracelet, all steps involved in producing this creation have been performed in-house by the artisans of the Manufacture.
A new ‘Golden Peak’ dial colour
Chopard has chosen to present its new timepiece from the sporty-chic Alpine Eagle collection on the occasion of the opening of its new flagship boutique on New York's Fifth Avenue.
The aesthetic of this distinctive model features the emblematic textured dial with its radiating pattern evoking the eye of an eagle and whose new Golden Peak colour has been chosen to highlight the character of the collection. This glowing shade matching the ethical 18-carat yellow gold of the case and integrated bracelet bears the name of the rocky summit rising to 3,517 metres in the Swiss part of the Mont Blanc massif. The peak was itself thus christened by 19th century scientist James David Forbes in reference to the golden shimmer of the rock.
On this dial, the hours, minutes and seconds are indicated in perfectly legible harmony right the way through to nightfall thanks to the hour-markers and hands enhanced with Grade X1 Super-LumiNova® , while the date is displayed clearly yet discreetly between 4 and 5 o’clock.
A timepiece in ethical yellow gold: the epitome of sustainable luxury This Alpine Eagle model is entirely made of ethical 18-carat yellow gold. The use of yellow gold is a first in the collection, thus far interpreted in Lucent Steel A223 and/or ethical rose gold, as well as in several exclusive limited titanium and ceramised titanium versions.
Within the context of the inauguration of the new boutique in New York, the radiant yellow gold recalls the perpetually scintillating lights of the city that never sleeps. Alongside this symbolic aspect of gold, Chopard instils a fundamental ethical dimension. In harmony with the goal the Maison has set for itself of improving luxury practices, the fine gold used to produce Alpine Eagle watches is 100% ethical, as is indeed the case for all the Manufacture’s watch and jewellery creations since July 2018.
As one of the rare watch Manufactures to have been operating its own precious metal foundry for several decades, Chopard is thus in a unique position to control its value chain in order to offer creations reflecting a more rational world.
Chopard 01.01-C movement: certified precision
In keeping with Chopard Co-President Karl-Friedrich Scheufele’s commitment to certified precision, the Chopard 01.01-C self-winding movement at the heart of the Alpine Eagle watches, visible through a transparent sapphire caseback, is developed in the watchmaking workshops of the Manufacture and certified by the Official Swiss Chronometer Testing Institute. The "Chronometer" dial transfer is a reminder of this label of precision and excellence.
When fully wound, thanks to its central rotor in ethical yellow gold, the mechanism enjoys a 60-hour power reserve. Constantly seeking to meet the highest standards of precision, the watchmakers have also equipped this movement with a stop-second function enabling the user to set the time to the nearest second.
The Alpine Eagle collection
Devised by three generations of men in the Scheufele family, the Alpine Eagle collection is a modern reinterpretation of the St. Moritz, the first watch creation by Karl-Friedrich Scheufele in the late 1970s.
With its pure and assertive design, Alpine Eagle further enriches this heritage with powerful natural inspiration. Alpine Eagle is a token of refined and resolutely contemporary elegance characterised by a round case with stylised raised sides, a crown engraved with the compass rose, a bezel with eight functional indexed screws, a textured dial with deep hues and luminescent indications, as well as an integrated metal bracelet.
Thanks to its independence and the integration of its various professions, Chopard performs all the production and assembly stages of the collection within its own watchmaking workshops, from movement to bracelet and including components as well as the case.
Chopard Alpine Eagle in ethical 18-carat yellow gold with ‘Golden Peak’ dial
- Material: Ethical 18-carat yellow gold
- Diameter 41.00 mm
- Thickness 9.75 mm
- Crown ethical 18-carat rose gold with a compass rose: 7 mm
- Vertical satin-brushed caseband with polished chamfers
- Vertical satin-brushed bezel with eight indexed screws
- Glass: Glare-proofed sapphire crystal
- Exhibition case-back with sapphire crystal
- Water-resistant to 100 metres
Dial and hands
- ‘Golden Peak’-coloured brass dial, stamped with a sunburst pattern inspired by the iris of the eagle.
- Gilded applied hour-markers and numerals, enhanced by Grade X1 Super-LumiNova®
- Gilded baton-type hours and minutes hands enhanced with Grade X1 Super-LumiNova®
- Gilded arrow-type seconds hand with eagle feather counterweight
- Black transfers for the railway-type minutes track
- Calibre: Chopard 01.01-C
- Mechanical movement with automatic winding
- Number of components: 207
- Diameter 28.80 mm
- Thickness 4.95 mm
- Number of jewels 31
- Frequency 28,800 vph (4 Hz)
- Central rotor in ethical 22-carat yellow gold
- Power reserve 60 hours
- Hours, minutes, central sweep-seconds hand
- Aperture-type date display between 4 and 5 o’clock
- Stop-seconds function
Strap and buckle
- Tapering bracelet in ethical 18-carat rose gold, wide links with satin-brushed sides and polished central cap, triple folding clasp
MSRP: EUR 53'300
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