I had the privilege to see this earlier in Feb & instantly booked one
Mar 28, 2023,10:23 AM
It’s a home run and the slimmer bezel and the LUC movement has taken to the level of RO & Nautilus …
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More on possibly the best watch of the fair the Alpine XPS
By: Miranda : March 27th, 2023-21:41
CASE & DIAL METAL stainless steel CASE DIAMETER 41 DIAL in a Monte Rosa pink color obtained through a galvanic treatment - finish design inspired by the iris of an eagle - gold base, Roman numerals and indexes coated with Super-LumiNova WATER-RESISTANT 10...
I saw three watches and one clock...
By: patrick_y : March 27th, 2023-22:27
1. Chopard 1860 LUC 2. Chopard Alpine Eagle XPS with LUC Movement 3. IWC Ingenieur - but at the price they're charging, you can get a Bulgari Octo Finissimo. The IWC has a generic movement and the Bulgari is just a better watch. For less than 1000 Euro pr...
By: amanico : March 28th, 2023-08:58
The press release refers to it as Monta Rosa Pink dial.
By: patrick_y : March 28th, 2023-16:48
Technical details Alpine Eagle 41 XPS in Lucent Steel Lucent Steel Total diameter Thickness Water resistance Lucent Steel crown with compass rose Vertical satin-brushed case middle with polished bevels Lucent Steel bezel with eight screws set at a tangent...
Hmm, I don't know...
By: patrick_y : March 28th, 2023-19:18
I'm not sure what surprises Chopard has in store for us. With Date, it'd have an ugly date hole. But then they can charge an extra 500-1000 Euros!
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By: amanico : March 28th, 2023-19:18
The Middle Eastern market does prefer date...
By: patrick_y : March 28th, 2023-19:21
The Middle Eastern market does prefer having a date and an automatic movement. This Chopard 96 movement is certainly capable of having a date - many 96 models have had dates. I'm actually really surprised the Alpine Eagle XPS LUC doesn't have a date, sinc...
By: patrick_y : March 28th, 2023-19:34
But generally, I've seen the vast majority of shoppers in Silicon Valley at stores ask for two things when they shop for a "nice" watch; automatic first and date second. Even the Lange is ruled out sometimes due to its lack of an automatic by some. The Om...
As always, you have excellent taste.
By: patrick_y : March 27th, 2023-22:28
This 96 series movement from Chopard is amongst the best on the market too. Micro rotor, COSC certified, Geneva Sea, and Swan Neck Spring! It's like those healthy foods with the gluten free certification, farm and pasture raised, no animal cruelty certifi...
By: patrick_y : March 28th, 2023-03:25
The watch was designed to resemble the Genta watches and to be Chopard's equivalent to the AP RO Jumbo 15202 model. The Chopard arguably has a marginally better movement - COSC, Geneva Seal, and a Swan Neck Spring fine adjustment system.
Question for you guys
By: TeutonicCarFan : March 27th, 2023-23:29
This lucent steel... does it hold up better to scratching or is it similar to rolex for example? The thing holding me back here is the polished center link if you will. Once those are scratched it drives me crazy. On brushed steel I could care less.
Yes it is harder than 916, not sure if it’s similar to Rolex 904…
By: Clueless_Collector : March 28th, 2023-00:02
So far so good for me but I’m usually very cautious. Actually shiny steel is not easy to see scratches…eg my steel bracelet 5960/1A…there are many scratches but because it’s shiny, you cannot really tell from far.
By: amanico : March 28th, 2023-05:54
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By: keks : March 28th, 2023-05:26
The microrotor movement they make so well and no date!!! This is going in the right direction, lovely release for sure!!
By: Esharp : March 28th, 2023-06:13
I love my OG blue dial Alpine Eagle but this is quite nice indeed. Only reservation is slightly small size of sub-seconds dial and is it a bit too high? (Fixing that would require a smaller case…) Does anyone know the price of the new LUC 1860? Best E.