Alpine Eagle 41 XPS
Introduced in 2019, the sporty-chic Alpine Eagle collection represents Chopard's co-president, Karl-Friedrich Scheufele's love of the Swiss Alps.
In 2022, it debuted the Alpine Eagle Flying Tourbillon model featuring a flyback chronograph movement, high-frequency calibre and flying tourbillon. This year, Alpine Eagle will extend its range with the Alpine Eagle 41 XPS — an ultra-thin model featuring a small seconds indication.
Almost impossible to achieve, the LUC 96.40-L movement measures only 3.3mm thick, proving just how technologically sophisticated Chopard Manufacture is. Its advanced features enable the Alpine Eagle 41 XPS to beat with chronometer-certified accuracy while guaranteeing 65 hours of power reserve, thanks to Chopard Twin technology
One of the unique features of this timepiece is the 41mm-diameter case and integrated bracelet entirely crafted from Lucent Steel A223, an exclusive type of stainless steel — composed of 85% recycled materials — that is more resistant to scratches and corrosion.
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Its optimal proportions and textured "Monte Rosa Pink" dial — inspired by the palette of natural colours of the Alpine landscape — endow this model with undeniable elegance. The dial is textured on a brass base according to a pattern inspired by the eagle's iris, which earned it recognition by the coveted Poinçon de Genève.
It is adorned with gold hands, enhanced with Grade X1 Super-LumiNova – which is 60% more luminous than traditional LumiNova and more resistant to ageing. The 100m water-resistant watch also has a sapphire crystal case back that lets you see the inside movement.
Overall, the Alpine Eagle 41 XPS is a stylish, durable luxury wristwatch with impressive technical specifications and a distinctive design.
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Happy Sport 25mm
The timepiece that truly underscores Chopard’s spirit of joie de vivre is the Happy Sport, known for its hypnotic dancing diamonds embedded within the watch case.
This year’s latest iteration has been downsized into a dainty 25mm case following the trend of smaller watch faces. Yet even with the petite case, the movement of the diamonds that float over the pearly silvery grey dial still looks just as mesmerising.
This Happy Sport 25mm has retained several of the collection’s key characteristics, including the deliberate association of materials belonging to radically different registers: steel, ethical gold and diamonds. Thus unleashed, diamonds are rendered more accessible while losing nothing of their magic and fascination.
Four versions of this 25mm quartz watch – the most miniature version of the Happy Sport ever produced – are available: in fully polished steel or adorned with a diamond-set bezel; and in steel featuring a crown, cabochons, and polished or diamond-set bezel in ethical 18-carat rose gold.
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The gem-set models, featuring diamond-set bezels, are fitted with a timelessly elegant alligator leather strap in midnight blue — a celestial colour that complements the traditional sapphire adorning the crown of the Happy Sport. The other two non-gem-set models come in a new double-tour leather strap, also in midnight blue.
Chopard introduced the Imperiale collection in 1994, inspired by Byzantine architecture and the magnificence of the Roman Empire. The collection is characterised by its elegant design, superior craftsmanship and intricate details.
The collection features a variety of watches for both men and women, including chronographs, tourbillons and perpetual calendars. The watches are made from high-quality materials such as gold, diamonds and stainless steel, and they come with a range of complications, including moon phase indicators, power reserve indicators and date displays.
This year, the collection debuts a numbered 25-piece limited edition model in ethical 18-carat rose gold with diamonds, highlighting the emblematic lotus flower, known to open and close at sunrise and sunset.
The floral motif appears against the backdrop of a sky whose ever-changing beauty evolves with each passing hour, thanks to a rotating mechanism, to create infinitely nuanced diurnal and nocturnal scenes — a masterpiece of miniature sophistication, thanks to the LUC 96.30-L calibre movement. Snow-set diamonds and sapphires in six shades of blue wonderfully express the transition from day to night.
To depict the lotus, Chopard’s artisans have exercised their art by playing with voids and solids, using petals arranged in a polished rose gold lacework delicately resting on other curved petals in engraved and satin-brushed gold. The mother-of- pearl mobile dial is lacquered in an exquisite cerulean gradient enlivened by seven gold-powder stars.
This Imperiale model gradually changes face in passing from darkness to light. After midnight, the star-studded sapphire dome gives way to morning lights, represented by a white diamond sky behind which the night stars fade away until the following day.