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The Chopard Alpine Eagle XL Chrono, now in Grade 5 Titanium

The sporty-chic series now offers a watch in titanium with a captivating new dial colour.

| By Denis Peshkov | 2 min read |

First released in 2019, the Chopard Alpine Eagle collection was met with great success. The brand’s vision of a luxury sports watch with an integrated bracelet, it took design cues from a vintage model – the St Mortiz – and adapted it to modern tastes. Specifically, it stands apart with its fascinating textured dial, modelled after an eagle’s eye iris. Already existing with an array of complications, this year Chopard brings back the sportiest of them all, the Alpine Eagle XL Chrono, in a new lightweight titanium case.

The latest addition to the Chopard Alpine Eagle XL Chrono series boasts a substantial 44mm diameter and a height of 13.15mm. The case features a distinct tonneau-shaped middle part and a round bezel, reminiscent of earlier references, but this time crafted from grade 5 titanium. The crown, adorned with a compass rose on top, and the chronograph pushers, positioned alongside crown guards, are made from Lucent steel. The watch maintains a water resistance of 100 meters and incorporates a glare-proofed sapphire crystal on the dial side, with an exhibition caseback adorned with the Alpine Eagle logo.

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The textured sunburst dial, sporting a “Rhône Blue” hue achieved through PVD treatment, draws inspiration from the iris of an eagle. It is complemented by a black outer flange with a tachymeter scale. The black tone is echoed on the two chronograph hours and minutes counters positioned at 3 and 9 o’clock and on the smaller sub-dial at 6 o’clock, dedicated to tracking running seconds.

The central rhodium-plated arrow-type chronograph seconds hand, featuring an eagle feather-shaped counterweight, is accentuated by a red tip, a motif shared by the smaller chronograph counter hands, also rhodium-plated. In contrast, the hand for the small seconds adopts a crisp white hue.

Enhancing legibility, baton-shaped hours and minutes hands, and applied indices are rhodium-plated and treated with Grade X1 Super-LumiNova for optimal visibility in low-light conditions. Positioned at 4:30, the date window completes the functional ensemble.

The Chopard Alpine Eagle XL Chrono relies on the 03.05-C automatic flyback chronograph movement, boasting COSC chronometer certification, operating at 28,800 vibrations/hour frequency and storing 60 hours of energy. This column-wheel movement is engineered with a unidirectional gearing system to prevent energy loss and features a vertical clutch for seamless operation of the chronograph functions. Notably, the 03.05-C calibre is equipped with a Variner balance spring, ensuring rate stability by compensating for variations in inertia. The movement’s openworked central rotor, crafted from tungsten alloy, is visible through the display caseback. 

The Alpine Eagle XL Chrono in titanium is paired with a black rubber strap with a titanium insert, closed with a titanium pin buckle. The watch is a Chopard Boutique exclusive, and the price will be CHF 23,700. For more, please visit

3 responses

  1. yeah a bit double the price there, and quite massive! not bad otherwise?


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