And yet another eagle has landed! Incoming Alpine Eagle XPS!

Sep 11, 2023,18:51 PM

Needless to say I was very excited when I got the call recently as I was eagerly waiting for it to land on my wrist!  Well, I must say I am a bit speechless regarding this beauty.  A lot have been said already with several members owning this beautiful reference and I can echo everything they’ve shared.  The one thing I hadn’t realize which is striking in the flesh is how the dial of the XPS is slightly bigger than the other alpine eagles, which also mean the bezel is a bit thinner making it more refined.

I find it hard to properly capture the colours of the watch in pictures as if you look at the last two pictures of my post a slight angle change of the wrist completely change the contrast on the markers in the hands.

What’s not to love!  Cheers!

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Thanks! It truly is amazing!

 By: Chronometer (aka yacomino) : September 11th, 2023-19:49

I really like theses.

 By: BigFatPauli : September 11th, 2023-18:59
How do you find the clasp and bracelet? Does it have a micro adjust?

Fantastic news and big congrats!!!

 By: KCLQMULKU : September 11th, 2023-19:03
The dial is mesmerising! Looking forward to seeing the pièce de résistance!

Ah yes the beautiful movement! Don't worry its coming

 By: Chronometer (aka yacomino) : September 11th, 2023-19:50


 By: patrick_y : September 12th, 2023-00:39
I find that movement nicer looking than a Patek 240 caliber in some ways especially when you factor in the swan neck spring.

Tremendous movement!

 By: patrick_y : September 12th, 2023-16:32

I never realized how much the micro rotor can be so sexy!

 By: Chronometer (aka yacomino) : September 12th, 2023-20:45

Oh! Yeah! Totally!

 By: patrick_y : September 12th, 2023-20:48
I have a strong preference for micro rotors as I've always found them very special. The Caliber 240 is what got me started to like Patek Philippe and the shinier edges of the plates was so different than JLC (my other favorite brand at the time) that I ju... 

Indeed these are really nice movement too!

 By: Chronometer (aka yacomino) : September 12th, 2023-20:51

Yes. But the 96 caliber is so much newer. The 240 came out in the late 70s!

 By: patrick_y : September 12th, 2023-20:53
And when the 240 came out, they had a lot of problems. Piaget probably came out with the first micro rotor movement and it just didn't work. They even had a bridge on top so there wouldn't be too many rubbing points and to reduce friction and it still did... 

So happy for you!!

 By: MichaelC : September 11th, 2023-19:04
You deserve it my Friend! Enjoy this one and wear it in the Best of Health!

Thanks you Michael! I am sure I will enjoy this one!

 By: Chronometer (aka yacomino) : September 11th, 2023-19:51

Wonderful! Big congrats and enjoy, my friend.

 By: Clueless_Collector : September 11th, 2023-19:04


 By: Chronometer (aka yacomino) : September 11th, 2023-19:53

Indeed I try! I feel lucky to add this beauty!

 By: Chronometer (aka yacomino) : September 11th, 2023-19:54


 By: Lankysudanese : September 11th, 2023-19:55

It sure is!

 By: Chronometer (aka yacomino) : September 11th, 2023-20:57

Huge congratulations. 🥂

 By: Pretty Boy : September 11th, 2023-20:06
The AE XPS is an amazing watch indeed. I switched back to it a week ago even though I have many other integrated bracelet options which is a sign of real love, I would assume. Best, V.

Now, I understand why 😉😉😉

 By: Chronometer (aka yacomino) : September 11th, 2023-20:57

Thank you my friend

 By: Chronometer (aka yacomino) : September 11th, 2023-20:57

Yes it is!

 By: Chronometer (aka yacomino) : September 11th, 2023-21:11

Thank you so much my friend. I love thé feel 0f this one

 By: Chronometer (aka yacomino) : September 11th, 2023-22:28

It sure is and am sure it won’t be my last Chopard - hihihi…

 By: Chronometer (aka yacomino) : September 11th, 2023-22:29
Thanks again for everything buddy!

Congratulations it’s a beautiful watch

 By: Derreck : September 11th, 2023-22:34
Hope you use it for many wonderful days

Thanks Derreck! Am sure I will!

 By: Chronometer (aka yacomino) : September 11th, 2023-22:38

Congratulations 🥳 great acquisition!

 By: Horology75 : September 12th, 2023-02:47
Thai one is very captivating . You’ll be enjoying it for a very very long time it’s an icon

Yes the bezel seems to be thinner, well observed.

 By: COUNT DE MONET : September 12th, 2023-07:08
Big Co grats to this beauty, dear yacomino! 👏👏👏

Merci dear Count De Monet! Enjoy your week!

 By: Chronometer (aka yacomino) : September 12th, 2023-10:57

I am very happy for you, my friend.

 By: joenghenry : September 12th, 2023-08:35
Enjoy this beauty often! Cheers, Henry

Thank you kindly!

 By: Chronometer (aka yacomino) : September 12th, 2023-10:57