Chopard Alpine Eagle Shikkoku Edition
The Alpine Eagle collection of sporty-chic timepieces has been enriched by a 100-piece limited edition adorned with an original monochrome dial. It is crafted in Chopard's exclusive ultra-resistant, highly luminous, responsible Lucent Steel™, composed of 80% recycled material. The new chronometer-certified Chopard 01.15-C movement featured in its 41-mm case has been specially developed by the Manufacture’s workshops as a variation of the 01.01-C calibre. This timepiece features a ‘SHIKKOKU’ dial, imbued with Japanese codes of simplicity, zen aesthetics and sense of purity echoing the balanced proportions of the Alpine Eagle’s identity. This exclusive model, whose design remains firmly inspired by the beauty of Nature, is sure to become a sought-after model for collectors in Japan.
A ‘SHIKKOKU’ dial: Japanese traditional beauties
A new colour makes its debut on the dial of this watch in the Alpine Eagle collection. Like Aletsch Blue, Bernina Grey or Pitch Black, ‘SHIKKOKU’ is inspired by a palette of natural colours and evokes the wonderful lacquerware coatings which are true to Japanese culture and its ancestral crafts. Shikkoku is indeed considered to be the darkest shade of black: a symbol of nature, profound mystery and tranquillity, and thus pursuing the ideal of simplicity attached to zen aesthetics.
On this textured dial with its radiating pattern evoking the eye of an eagle, the indication of the hours, minutes and seconds provides an elegant monochrome design through tone-on-tone black hour-markers and hands – enhanced with Cool Gray Super-LumiNova to ensure visibility even in the dark. Unlike the usual Alpine Eagle large models, this dial does not feature any date indication: an aesthetic bias to ensure perfect overall symmetry and harmony.
Chopard 01.15-C Calibre: mechanical precision
This sense of balanced proportions has been made possible through a variation of the emblematic Chopard 01.01-C self-winding movement usually featured in the Alpine Eagle 41 models. The Chopard 01.15-C has been redesigned in order to remove the date mechanism, thus simplifying the dial’s look by eliminating the aperture-type date display between 4 and 5 o’clock. Visible through a transparent tinted glass caseback, the movement is certified by the Official Swiss Chronometer Testing Institute, a label of precision and excellence.
When fully wound, the mechanism enjoys a 60-hour power reserve. Constantly seeking to meet the highest standards of precision, Chopard watchmaker artisans have also equipped this movement with a stop-second function enabling the user to set the time to the nearest second.
Lucent Steel™: a sustainable material with exclusive properties
The latest Alpine Eagle model is entirely made of Lucent Steel™. In keeping with the sustainable approach to which the Manufacture is committed, this metal exclusive to Chopard is made from 80% recycled material. Thanks to its anti-allergenic composition, it has properties comparable to surgical steel, making it highly dermocompatible. This alloy is also 50% more resistant to abrasion than conventional steels and has a unique hardness. Finally, thanks to a crystal structure boasting superior homogeneity, its purity enables uniquely shimmering light effects.
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 KarlFriedrich Scheufele (now Co-President of Chopard) in the late 1970s.
With its pure and assertive design, Alpine Eagle further enriches this heritage with powerful natural inspiration. The collection embodies sophisticated 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 "Shikkoku Edition"
Limited edition of 100 pieces, only available in Japan
- Material: Lucent Steel™
- Diameter: 41 mm
- Thickness: 9.70 mm
- Glass: Glare-proofed sapphire crystal
- Screw-down crown in Lucent Steel™ with compass rose: 7 mm
- Exhibition case-back – tinted glass
- Water-resistant to 100 meters
Dial and hands
- Brass stamped with a sunburst pattern inspired by the iris of the eagle, in a ‘SHIKKOKU’ color
- Glossy black hour-markers and numerals, enhanced by Cool Gray Super-LumiNova
- Glossy baton-type hours and minutes hands enhanced with Cool Gray SuperLumiNova
- Glossy black arrow-type seconds hand with eagle feather counterweight
- Chopard 01.15-C
- Self-winding movement
- Diameter: 28.80 mm
- Thickness: 4.95 mm
- Number of parts: 198
- Number of jewels: 31
- Frequency: 28'800 vph (4 Hz)
- Power reserve of 60 hours
- COSC Certified Chronometer
- Hours, minutes, seconds
- Stop-seconds function
Strap and buckle
- Tapering bracelet in Lucent Steel™, wide links with satin-brushed sides and polished central cap
- Triple folding clasp in Lucent Steel™ with safety pushers
MSRP: Price on request
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