such a pity...
In my ongoing search for a mechanical desk clock, I stumbled onto the Chopard website and discovered they sell "table clocks". Here is one such listing:
(Screen shots all from Chopard website)
Note that under tabs "Description" and "Specifications", there is NOTHING about what ticks inside... Quartz or mechanical? If mechanical, what is the movement, movement size, power reserve, etc etc
However, if we look at the Alpine Eagle webpage, we find "Description", "Specifications and "Movement" tabs.
I can only conclude that since ALL of the Chopard "table clocks" have NO "Movement" tab on the webpages, they are ALL quartz clocks with a hefty pricetag for the luxury label and design, despite housing a $10 quartz movement for the beating heart.
It continues to sadden me that no modern manufacturer has any interest in producing modern, beautiful mechanical desk clocks.
I hope those with similar interest find this informative. Maybe some executive from Chopard will rethink their position if he/she reads this, because the executives from JLC, despite it's amazing history in this regard, certainly have no interest in these objects anymore.