TOUCHING THE STARS
During Watches & Wonders Geneva 2023, the manufacture unveiled an elegant variation of its sporty-chic watch boasting a high-frequency escapement. Overview.
In 2021, Chopard center staged its Alpine Eagle Cadence 8HF model. Although this limited series stands out with its monochrome scenography displaying pared-down time data and with its satin-brushed titanium case, it’s actually its incredible caliber that calls all the shots. The COSC chronometer-certified selfwinding 01.12-C movement beats at a high frequency of 57,600 vibrations an hour and delivers a substantial power reserve of 60 hours. These performances epitomize the novel variation showcased during Watches & Wonders Geneva 2023. The 41 mm-diameter and just 9.75 mm-thick case is still crafted in this light, sturdy material, but the difference is highlighted on the dial, dressed in exquisite Absolute Black, obtained using galvanic treatment, which continues to perpetuate the dazzling eagle’s iris pattern, inherent to the collection.
This variation’s also one-of-a-kind with its dashes of orange that adrenalize the graceful composition. The direct-drive, along with the stylized logo specific to this high-beat model, take on this invigorating color. The hour chapter flaunting indexes and a Roman 12 numeral, as well as the hour and minute hands, offer optimal readability as they’re topped with grade X1 Super-LumiNova®. This exceptional ever-so sporty, elegant piece is worn on an integrated grade 5 titanium bracelet, attached by a folding clasp. In a nutshell, style and performance in perfect harmony.