In March of this year at Watches and Wonders 2022, Swiss watchmaker Chopard debuted the Alpine Eagle Flying Tourbillon. Taking inspiration from a historical Chopard model reinterpreted across generations, the design uses rich blue hues and references the Swiss Alp mountain eagle with a flying tourbillon.
The watch, which is a chic addition to the contemporary sports watch offerings from Chopard, will be showcased at the upcoming WatchTime New York 2022 event taking place from October 21-23 at Midtown Manhattan’s Gotham Hall. Chopard joins more than 30 participating brands as part of the three-day event, with it set to showcase many of the most sought-after watch releases from the past year. You can learn more and buy your tickets, here.
The Alpine Eagle Flying Tourbillon is protected by a 41mm Lucent Steel case and bezel decorated by eight screws set at a tangent. The middle case uses a vertical satin-brushed finishing with polished bevels meeting a compass rose steel crown. Closing the case on both sides is glare-proof sapphire crystal, putting both the dial and the mechanics on display. Extending from the case is a tapering integrated bracelet made from satin-brushed steel links.
The main dial features an “Aletsch Blue” hue that is achieved by galvanic treatment and stampede with a pattern that radiates outwards from the tourbillon at 6 o’clock. The white gold hour-markers and numerals are applied and treated with Super LumiNova®. The flying tourbillon design forgoes an upper bridge, thus creating the illusion that there is no attachment. The design bears its name from the inspiration of mountain eagles in the Swiss Alps channeling its majestic nature in the intricacies of Chopard finishing.
Internally, the L.U.C 96.24-L mechanism powering the watch stems from developments made by the Chopard Manufacture. At a mere 3.3mm thick, the movement powers the flying tourbillon to rotate at a rate of once per minute. Utilizing the Chopard Twin technology with two stacked barrels, the watch is capable of 65 hours of reserved power. The Alpine Eagle Flying Tourbillon is the first complication that is acknowledged by the prestigious Poinçon de Genève quality hallmark to join that Alpine Eagle collection.
The Chopard Alpine Eagle Flying Tourbillon is available for purchase at select Chopard retailers priced at approximately $120,000.
To learn more, visit Chopard, here.
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