Chopard Alpine Eagle – a reminiscence to the St. Moritz

Sep 30, 2019,12:59 PM
 

Chopard introduces their new sports watch collection which resembles the St. Moritz collection from the 80s. 


  

Case material: Lucent Steel A223 (recycled steel, hypoallergenic), 18K rose gold, two-tone
Case diameter: 41 mm, 36 mm
Dials: blue, grey, white
Movement: 01.01-C & 09.01-C
Power reserve: 60 h & 42 h
Water resistance: 100 meter
Price: starts from < US$12,900



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My initial thoughts: I quite like it, the dials are amazing although the date might distort the symmetry.

Source: prestigeonline.com

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Well...

 
 By: Pour le Mérite : September 30th, 2019-13:24
A german member spotted a window display case in Zurich and then proceeded to do some research and found the article.

ok, thanks [nt]

 
 By: foversta : September 30th, 2019-23:27

I saw it last week . Def a watch to see in person imo

 
 By: Watchonthewrist : September 30th, 2019-23:03
I do like the watch , especially the 36mm with a grey dial looks amazing on a ladies wrist 👌🏻

Ouch! :) [nt]

 
 By: Spangles - Mr. Tabby : September 30th, 2019-15:30

Maurice Lacroix Aikon ?!?! [nt]

 
 By: I_am_Clueless : September 30th, 2019-13:32

The dial looks great

 
 By: Tim_M : September 30th, 2019-14:14
The rest, I'll need to see in person. I didn't expect a bracelet so outwardly similar to the first generation Vacheron Overseas. This watch is less likely to be compared to the 1980s St. Moritz than one or two haut-de-gamme steel models (one in particular... 

Yes I agree the bracelet resemblance to the Gen 1 Overseas, which is not really a bad thing.

 
 By: TomKxx : October 4th, 2019-15:58
For some reasons, Vacheron stopped making that. I’m pretty excited that Chopard is making a beautiful bracelet somewhat reminiscent to design of Dino Mondolo ...  

Received an email about this new piece a few days ago, with a video outlining the history of the original timepiece.

 
 By: Boron : September 30th, 2019-14:25
Having set the stage, I have to say I’m liking the new version. It’s obviously going to get a certain amount of flak about the various styling cues it has “copied”. Can’t help but think even at the price point, the movement bridges are looking a bit too p... 

I’ll be the first to say it.

 
 By: jameshpfox1 : September 30th, 2019-20:14
Looks like the 15202 and the 5711, had a baby....

Did the brands really ran out of designers with great ideas ????

 
 By: ZSHSZ : September 30th, 2019-20:52
Same copycat watches all over again, blue dial still case . Cliche ! . I get that a “sports “ watch has to meet certain criteria but come on .... Okay , I’m just thinking loud.

It’s been a trend the recent years and people seem to like it.

 
 By: Pour le Mérite : September 30th, 2019-21:15
Only few that are critical towards it. Some brands get flagged for it while others get extremely praised. Blancpain *cough cough“

?

 
 By: LX : September 30th, 2019-21:18
Does Blancpain have a steel sports watch with an integrated bracelet, in which case I must have missed something ? ...or does your comment relate to something else?

Understood

 
 By: LX : September 30th, 2019-21:50
Interestingly it is Cartier, the brand that is probably least discussed here, that appears to me to have made the most efforts to come up with original design ideas over the past 10-12 years, in keeping with its more than 100-year history of pushing the b... 

Love the ad! [nt]

 
 By: amanico : September 30th, 2019-22:09

Despite being similar to other watches...

 
 By: Joe90 : October 1st, 2019-00:23
I like the design. I can see the resemblance to the St Moritz. The only eyesore is the date window. I don't understand the angle.

The angle is retained from the revised version of the St Moritz, in 1998.

 
 By: Boron : October 1st, 2019-16:41
The same too for the lumed appliqués on the dial.

I'm ok with it now...

 
 By: Joe90 : October 1st, 2019-23:18
It's strange. I love Blancpain and while I don't like their date windows either, I can live with it. Here it seemed more severe at first but I'm getting used to it. I know they're dressier but I would love to have seen one of their micro-rotor movements i... 

Since it's already out

 
 By: Anshaya  : October 1st, 2019-00:41
Here’s a few pictures of the 41mm grey dial I took yesterday in my local boutique ...  

Here’s the 36mm blue dial

 
 By: Anshaya  : October 1st, 2019-00:45
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41 without date will be a great watch...

 
 By: edo.k : October 1st, 2019-05:34
They use same system for screws like the ROO as I see the screws are aligned?

I like the two tone large

 
 By: SALMANQ8 : October 1st, 2019-06:03
Looks nice Source: Chopard ...  

I think arabic numerals would be a nice update for this new collection.

 
 By: MichaelC : October 1st, 2019-09:24
I like many of the details, and know the old ones, but don't care for the Romans (numerals, that is).

+1 good idea [nt]

 
 By: SALMANQ8 : October 2nd, 2019-23:52