The basic premise of a sport watch is pretty simple: It tells the time, you can wear it anywhere, and it shouldn’t be too expensive, relatively speaking, of course. The Chopard Alpine Eagle delivers on all these. Offered in two sizes – 36mm and 41mm – there’s a fit for pretty much any wrist. Chopard uses a different COSC-certified movement for each version: the caliber 09.01-C (36mm) or 01.01-C (41mm), which means each nicely fills up the sapphire caseback.
As with most watches in the sport watch genre, the bracelet is a defining feature of the Alpine Eagle. It doesn’t disappoint, a unique three-link construction, with the links secured together with a single screw on the back of the bracelet. It leaves the edge clean so that it’s polished and chamfered to provide a contrast to the brushed outer links. It’s an effortless update of Chopard’s original St. Moritz from the 1980s. Speaking of, the Alpine Eagle draws all kinds of inspiration from that original St. Moritz. Back then, a young Karl-Friedrich Scheufele realized Chopard Alpine Eagle needed its own sport watch to compete in the growing category.
In 2019, Scheufele and Chopard introduced the Chopard Alpine Eagle . Sure, the Alpine Eagle looks like some of the other modern sport watches, but the cues from the original St. Moritz are there: the paired screws on the bezel, the three-link bracelet, the dial finish (inspired by the iris of an eagle). At first glance, the Chopard Alpine Eagle feels familiar, but upon closer inspection, it’s the details that set it apart.