A timepiece straight from the glaciers
Inspired by the grace of the eagle and the majesty of the Alps, Chopard’s sporty-chic collection welcomes two new versions of the Alpine Eagle Frozen timepiece. Crafted in ethical 18-carat white or rose gold, their 41 mm-diameter case, bezel and integrated bracelet are entirely set with diamonds. Endowed with technical expertise entirely on a par with its impressive aesthetics, these jewelled versions of the watch for “contemporary eagles” are equipped with the mechanical self-winding Chopard 01.03-C movement and a 60-hour power reserve. Thanks to their abundance of diamonds, reminiscent of tiny flakes of frost covering glaciers, they shine with an ethical and responsible aura.
In-house mastery of the gemsetting art
Two Alpine Eagle Frozen timepieces are joining Chopard’s sporty-chic collection, while adding a majestic touch thanks to the richness of their diamonds magnificently highlighting the art of gemsetting. This expertise is faithfully cultivated by the in-house Artisans, who have patiently paved the entire case, as well as the bezel, dial and each bracelet link with 872 diamonds (totalling 12.27 carats) in ethical 18-carat gold. A challenge that requires no less than 20 hours of meticulous work for each timepiece.
These two new 41 mm-diameter (Large size) gemset models are joining the Alpine Eagle collection launched in 2019, which already includes numerous variations in Small (36 mm), Large (41 mm) and Extra-Large sizes with a chronograph movement (44 mm), in Lucent Steel A223 and/or ethical gold, as well as an exclusive model in titanium equipped with a high-frequency movement. Until now, the existing Alpine Eagle Frozen models contained only one gemset white ethical gold reference in a Small size.
Thanks to the sparkle of the precious stones, Chopard confirms the profound inspiration the collection draws from Nature, duly celebrated as the greatest architect. In this instance, the design was guided by the glaciers and the everlasting snows of the immaculate, glistening Alpine peaks:
“Alpine Eagle Frozen is directly inspired by the Alpine glaciers and the way they brilliantly reflect the sunshine. Each diamond used on this timepiece sparkles like a snowflake that has settled on the mountain tops”, said Karl-Friedrich Scheufele, Co-President of Chopard as well as Co-Creator of the collection with his son and his father.
Alpine Eagle Frozen features the emblematic elements of the collection’s pure and assertive design: the eight indexed screws that secure the bezel to a round case with stylised flanks; the integrated bracelet; along with the compass rose which has been guiding adventurers since antiquity which engraved on the gold crown. The hours and minutes can be read off on the dial by day and night thanks to facetted hands and rhodium-plated Roman numerals enhanced with Grade X1 SuperLuminova®.
A guarantee of reliability
Whether in the city or in the mountains, the Alpine Eagle Frozen timepieces can also count on the reliability of a mechanical self-winding movement visible through a sapphire crystal on the back of the watch. The 182-component Chopard 01.03-C calibre is meticulously crafted by the Artisans of the Maison. It is subject to strict specifications, guaranteeing a power reserve of 60 hours as well as excellent reliability.
Ethics meets aesthetics
Chopard’s commitment to ethics is a reality that necessarily translates into the creations emerging from its workshops. Like all gold timepieces and jewellery bearing the Maison’s emblem since July 2018, Alpine Eagle Frozen watches are made entirely from ethical gold. The diamonds used to adorn them are sourced from suppliers certified by the Responsible Jewellery Council (RJC). Offering living proof that it is always possible to orchestrate an encounter between ethics and aesthetics: the Scheufele family at the helm of Chopard from generation to generation works with conviction to invent objects endowed with both inner and outward beauty.
Alpine Eagle Frozen Technical details
In ethical 18-carat white or rose gold entirely set with diamonds
Ethical 18-carat white or rose gold set with 108 diamonds (2.02 carats)
Total diameter 41 mm
Thickness 9.7 mm
Water resistance 100 metres
Crown in ethical 18-carat white or rose gold with compass rose 7 mm
Bezel in ethical 18-carat white or rose gold featuring eight indexed screws and set with 36 trapeze-cut diamonds (2.85 carats)
Glare-proofed sapphire crystal
Mechanical self-winding movement Chopard 01.03-C
Number of components 182
Diameter 28.80 mm
Thickness 4.95 mm
Number of jewels 31
Frequency 28,800 vph (4 Hz)
Power reserve 60 hours
Dial and hands
Ethical 18-carat white or rose gold dial set with 236 diamonds (1.79 carats)
Applied numerals and hour-markers, rhodium-plated or gilded and enhanced with Grade X1 Super-LumiNova®
Dauphine fusée-type hours and minutes hands, rhodium-plated or gilded and enhanced with Grade X1 Super-LumiNova®
Bracelet and clasp
Tapering bracelet in ethical 18-carat white or rose gold, set with 492 diamonds (5.61 carats)
Triple folding clasp in ethical 18-carat white or rose gold
Ref. 29563-1001 – in ethical 18-carat white gold set with diamonds
Ref. 29563-5005 – in ethical rose gold set with diamonds