In a nod to current trends, Chopard revived its 1980s St. Moritz range, reincarnation it as the Alpine Eagle last year. The 10 references launched included the time-only base model and one with a date function, both coming in variations of colours, materials and sizes. This year, Chopard added three more models to the family: a chronograph, a large all-gold model and a new ladies’ number. The Alpine Eagle XL Chrono is a 44mm flyback chronograph available in Lucent Steel A223 or bimetallic steel and rose gold.
The steel models have either an Aletsch blue or a pitch black dial, inspired by Alpine nights, while the steel and gold piece comes with the pitch black face only. The Alpine Eagle Large received a decadent update with bracelets crafted entirely in Fairmined rose gold, giving the 41mm watch a brighter and heavier wrist presence. The diamond-set reference has a brand new Bernina Grey dial, named after the Bernina mountain range.
Despite being called the Alpine Eagle Small, the model’s 36mm size actually makes it wearable for either gender. The newest reference however, is decidedly more feminine. It is now offered in full Lucent Steel A223 with an Aletsch blue dial and a diamond-set bezel.
The collection is powered by COSC-certified movements and adapting swiftly to modern tastes, so it’s safe to assume that this line won’t fade into obscurity again.