Chopard launched the new Alpine Eagle extra-large flyback chronograph, which is the third watch in the series since its launch in 2019 (the previous two models were the three-hand watch and the three-hand attached Calendar watch). The new watch offers three models, two of which are made of Lucent Steel A223 stainless steel, and the other is made of Lucent Steel A223 stainless steel and ethical 18K rose gold.
The case measures 44 mm x 13.15 mm and is satin-finished and polished. The round bezel is decorated with eight screws, two by two, and the notches of the screws are in the same direction as the curvature of the bezel. The crown is engraved with a compass rose and has a symmetrical guard. The one-piece bracelet is composed of a polished central link and a satin-finished chain link on both sides, which gradually narrows and is fixed on the wrist with a triple folding clasp.
The rocky dial texture is reminiscent of an eagle’s iris, which is another common feature of many Alpine Eagle watches cheap. The dial offers two color schemes, Aletsch Glacier Blue and “Pitch” Black, with 30-minute counters, small seconds counters and 12-hour counters at 3, 6, and 9 o’clock respectively. In addition, there is a date window between 4 and 5 o’clock, and the outer edge of the dial is marked with a tachymeter scale. The three chronograph hands are decorated in red, and the central chronograph second hand has a tail that resembles a feather of a bird of prey. The applied hour markers and the rod-shaped hour and minute hands are rhodium-plated and coated with Super-LumiNova® Grade X1 fluorescent material.
Through the sapphire crystal on the back of the watch, you can appreciate the 03.05-C automatic winding flyback chronograph movement built into the watch. This movement has four patents and is equipped with a one-way gear system to prevent energy loss. The vertical clutch device and the flyback timer function respectively ensure accurate start of time measurement and continuous smooth timing. The movement is also equipped with Variner hairspring, which ensures the stability of movement speed by compensating for changes in inertia. The movement is automatically wound with a hollow tungsten oscillating weight at a frequency of 28,800 vibrations per hour (4 Hz) and can provide a power reserve of up to 60 hours.
Lucent Steel A223 stainless steel material with Aletsch Glacier blue dial (model: 298609-3001) or “Pitch” black dial (model: 298609-3002), Lucent Steel A223 stainless steel and ethical 18K rose gold material match “Pitch” black dial (model: 298609-6001).