While the hype is still very much alive around the steel sports watches, Chopard just released a new model to compete with the Overseas, RO and Nautilus.
Named Alpine Eagle, it is a re-interpretation of a watch designed in the 1980s (the St. Mortiz) with integrated bracelet by Karl-Friedrich Scheufele, who later became CEO of Chopard.
They claim that the "Lucent Steel" is much harder than regular steel, and has a lot of other qualities (resistant to abrasion and high reflective properties). It has just been released and I have not seen it in the flesh, I am curious to know if this is just a marketing gimmick or an actual great idea.
At first glance, I do like the look of the bracelet a lot more than the Laureato for instance, or the Overseas. I also quite enjoy the texture of the dial, but I question the position of the date.
Manufacture movement, 100m WR, comes in 41 or 36 mm with a blue or slate dial, and in two tone models also.
So, the question is, hot or not?
All the best,