A whole new collection of sport watches on a bracelet hits the hottest segment of today's market.
From the newsfeed point of view, the last couple of months has been quite a roller-coaster with several brands presenting their versions of that steel-sport-bracelet timepieces everyone seems to be craving right now. No matter whether it’s a long-term industry shift, or just a bunch of companies trying their luck to fill the crazy demand-supply situation with some particular impossible-to-get pieces, the season seems extremely exciting. And the Chopard Alpine Eagle collection is definitely interesting, if not exactly 100% new.
The Alpine Eagle is a modern interpretation of the St. Moritz line of the 1980-s, but worry not, it’s not one of those boring re-issues we see all too often. Utilizing a concept of an everyday luxury watch that would equally fit a bicycle ride or a night at the opera, and coming in 41 and 36 mm cases as well as in steel, gold, or two-tone variations, the Alpine Eagle collection pretty much embraces the widest demographic possible. And with a bold round bezel punctuated by eight screws, a trademark anti-allergenic and super shiny steel alloy, an integrated bracelet, and a comfort 100 meters of water resistance it’s totally up to the task.
The 41-mm variants come with either blue or grey dials and are driven by the in-house 01.01-C automatic caliber beating at 4 Hz and featuring three central hands, a date between 4 and 5 o’clock, and a 60-hour power reserve. The 36-mm models have a slightly broader color palette for covering the feminine side of things and matching the optional gem-setting. Driven by the dateless in-house 09.01-C automatic calibre beating at 3.5 Hz these watches get a 42-hour power reserve. Both movements are chronometer certified by COSC and visible through a transparent sapphire crystal caseback.
Oct. 28, 2019