ALPINE EAGLE CADENCE 8HF

CHOPARD
chopard alpine eagle cadence 8 hf

STRONGR, FASTER

Although this series is more lightweight and sturdier, it also stands out by consorting with high frequency with its mechanical heart beating at 8 Hz and boasting a silicon escapement.

In 2019, Chopard unveiled a brand new collection comprising sporty-chic style references. Among the pieces, the Large Lucent Steel model featuring an amazing stamped brass gray dial decorated with a dazzling pattern like the iris of an eagle’s eye, obtained using galvanic treatment. Above, a central direct-drive tipped with a feather-shaped counterpoise ticks by. This composition inspired by large raptors reigns supreme in a 41 mm-diameter steel case topped with a bezel set off with four pairs of screws. These adornments are reiterated in the Alpine Eagle Cadence 8HF. Yet, a few key differences set the two apart. The first is stylistic. The XII numeral stands alone on a pared down hour chapter. The 3, 6 and 9 have been replaced by indexes. And, to ensure optimal readability, Super-LumiNova® X1 paint covers them. This same luminescent material is also highlighted on the hour and minute hands. The second change concerns the metal used for the case which is now crafted in grade 5 titanium.

chopard alpine eagle cadence 8 hf soldierAnother technical modification characterizes this timepiece: its 01.12-C caliber! This selfwinding movement beats at a high frequency of 57,600 vibrations an hour and delivers a power reserve of 60 hours. Just like all the brand’s watches, chronometric precision takes centerstage. And, thanks to all its performances, this piece has been granted COSC certification.

chopard alpine eagle cadence 8 hf closeup dial, bezel and crownThe 250-piece limited edition is worn on a bracelet fashioned in the same metal as the case, attached by a folding clasp.

Price: CHF19,000 chopard.com

By Dan Diaconu

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