Would love to hear fellow purists opinions..

Nov 04, 2021,14:24 PM

This has really grown on me..We all know that the movement could have been finished much better however there are quite a few pluses too:

1- Grade 5 titanium which makes the watch lighter
2- The fact that it doesn't need servicing any quicker than usual models ( 5-6 years) 
3- Only Roman numeral is at 12 o'clock hence minimising the clutter

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 By: India Whiskey Charlie : November 4th, 2021-14:35

said like a true Purist ;-)

 By: Centurionone : November 4th, 2021-14:47


 By: lm6 : November 4th, 2021-21:19


 By: amanico : November 30th, 2021-05:53


 By: nafetS : November 4th, 2021-20:30
Without that Date i'd seriously consider buying one, even though i've got two RO

Grade 5 titanium is remarkable.

 By: roundel : November 4th, 2021-14:32
Not only is it light, but very resistant to scratches in my experience. Not ceramic hard, but much harder that normal titanium or normal stainless steel. The design harkens back to other Chopard models and is a nice off the beaten path integrated bracelet... 

Lots of positives …

 By: Cpt Scarlet : November 4th, 2021-14:36
I really like a titanium watch, so that’s a tick. The case reminds me of a Hublot and that’s not a negative as it’s a well judged design and looks good on the wrist. If you like it go for it and enjoy !

I think it would work well.

 By: Cpt Scarlet : November 4th, 2021-15:07

I was so close to getting it but the date window and the fact they made a special edition of 8 or 12 pieces …

 By: Clueless_Collector : November 4th, 2021-14:37
For some club, with orange seconds hands, just makes me feel not very happy. I feel Chopard should not be doing such special touches on regular pieces in the catalog.

Just saw the picture of the orange seconds version 😷

 By: Centurionone : November 4th, 2021-16:36
I think that was an error of judgement on their behalf

Art in Time Edition

 By: p.boxster : November 4th, 2021-19:20
No club… Why it is a problem?? 8 pieces with green dial and orange hand: ...  

That dial is pure fire H 🔥🔥

 By: holdemchamp1225 : November 4th, 2021-19:38

Club or no club but it makes the regular 250 owners … a step lower.

 By: Clueless_Collector : November 4th, 2021-20:14
I would love to have this 1 of 8 rather than 1 of 250, if paying same price.

Say that to AP, Patek, VC, Omega, etc...who also make unique pieces or small LE for boutiques, sport's teams, etc...Raymond. same thing 🤷‍♂️🤔

 By: holdemchamp1225 : November 4th, 2021-20:17
As for the pricez no idea what the regular LE of 250 costs. I do know how much this edition of 8 costs 😉

The regular 250 version is $19k USD

 By: Clueless_Collector : November 4th, 2021-20:22
I’m not sure…the brands that you mentioned makes boutique or AD editions…but maybe the timing is a factor that triggers me. It’s alright, I’ve moved on.

I paid more but maybe that is due to EU VAT. As for boutique editions, just look at the history of AP for the past 3 decades 😖

 By: holdemchamp1225 : November 4th, 2021-20:27
And for Patek, same thing with "certain Asian boutiques" This is not about moving on bro. You are poo pooing on Chopard for releasing the AE 8F in an UBER LE for a certain boutique and calling them out. The sad reality is that thus happens with other manu... 

I guessed you’re right…

 By: Clueless_Collector : November 4th, 2021-20:43
But it doesn’t mean I’m moving on from the brand, just this model or family. If I know Chopard have been doing so for a long time I would be ok…I thought they are different. Sad reality for some brands where only basketball players or celebrities get the ... 


 By: Chronometer (aka yacomino) : November 4th, 2021-21:37

We agree on many things Raymond but I have to disagree with you here...

 By: holdemchamp1225 : November 4th, 2021-19:36
To understand why there were ONLY 8 Alpine Eagle 8F made for Art in Time in Monte Carlo you would have to understand the history of the boutique and who it belongs to. KF Scheufele owns the boutique Art in Time in MC and my buddy is the director. The bout... 

How will the 250 owners who thought they are getting a limited edition feel…

 By: Clueless_Collector : November 4th, 2021-20:17
Paying the same money, initially feeling special but now there is an even better edition? I can understand how the relationship and market works but I will not be part of it. I don’t blame them but I will just move on. Congratulations on a special piece J... 

Thanks for the explanation Justin…

 By: Clueless_Collector : November 4th, 2021-20:24
It’s all good, maybe I should be Yohann’s customer, lol… If you cannot beat them, join them, haha

If it makes you feel better, I think the previous 8HF Chronometers versions are far more appealing than the AE model in any color dial.

 By: MichaelC : November 30th, 2021-04:42
Go for one of those preowned, they are well below MSRP and a tremendous value. ...  

Thank you Michael for the response...I think I over-reacted a bit, am ok now.

 By: Clueless_Collector : November 30th, 2021-05:28
I know this model you posted, very interesting model design. Glad you enjoy yours.

Your sentiments are certainly understandable.

 By: MichaelC : November 30th, 2021-14:06
Aside from the 250 piece black version I owned (and I did sell it a few years back when I purchased my Freak to help raise some funds), the initial launch was a 100 piece titanium version that had a silver dial and a black subdial. It was the most concept... 

A very pretty watch. If you like it get it. Has its ohne character: not too masculin but very elegant.

 By: COUNT DE MONET : November 4th, 2021-14:44
A very good alternative to the usual suspects.

Thanks Dear Count..

 By: Centurionone : November 4th, 2021-14:51
I don't need to prove any masculinity with a bad ass dial.. I quite like the elegance of it actually, plus it is good to stay in touch with feminine side or so they say ;-)

Tell me about it ... a sexy, unisex Patek 😍

 By: COUNT DE MONET : November 4th, 2021-18:34

That's class!

 By: Centurionone : November 4th, 2021-18:47
I promised myself to get the platinum version when I turn 60 !

…but what about this shirt! 👍

 By: Chronometer (aka yacomino) : November 4th, 2021-21:38

I agree! Really cool my friend!

 By: Chronometer (aka yacomino) : November 4th, 2021-22:06

Thought it might be Prada

 By: Centurionone : November 4th, 2021-22:39

I have the OG

 By: Esharp : November 4th, 2021-16:21
…the blue dial. And I - I, who hates date windows, dial text and clutter, etc - actually love both the multiple Roman numerals at the four cardinal points, as well as the date aperture. The Lucent steel is also pretty cool. Yes, the movement could be bett... 


 By: Centurionone : November 4th, 2021-17:52
I am seriously getting this 8F version.

We are in total agreement there .

 By: Centurionone : November 5th, 2021-12:47
I like the fact that they are a privately owned company as well.

My thoughts exactly

 By: Centurionone : November 5th, 2021-12:46

If it wasn't for that additional dial marking at 6PM...

 By: patrick_y : November 5th, 2021-05:39
This is a great watch. The standard blue version is a very cool watch. I've told multiple Chopard executives what to do if they want to see one on my wrist...

Hope they will listen ;-)

 By: Centurionone : November 5th, 2021-13:14

Thanks Tom

 By: Centurionone : December 24th, 2021-13:28
I love the sound of the movement too 😉