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Close-up view of the Alpine Eagle's dial and watchband, made out of Chopard Lucent Steel A223.

50% HARDER

Four years of research

HYPOALLERGENIC

Comparable to surgical steel

LUCENT STEEL

An intensely reflective and luminous quality

EUROPEAN

Safely-tested
EU REACH-certified

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[MUSIC PLAYING] NARRATOR: Inspired by the ancient alchemist's dream to transform lead into gold, Chopard endeavored to create a watch made of a steel so unique it would become a precious material. Chopard asked Voestalpine, its historical metal supplier located in Austria, expert in developing top quality products and systems solutions, to conceive this new type of steel. 


THEO CHRISTEN CHOPARD MASTER OF METALWORKING: Mr. Karl-Friedrich Scheufele approached the production to analyze the possibility of integrating the new Chopard Lucent steel in the Alpine Eagle collection. He gave us the instruction to develop and to integrate this steel. Mr. Scheufele wanted to create a work of art. 


JOHANN ZAND VOESTALPINE EXPERT: We sought to improve all the properties presented by standard watchmaking steels to find a very unique steel with extraordinary properties. That meant that our team performed and carried out a lot of tests and trials over nearly four years before we could start to promote the launch of the product. 


THEO: Its mechanical resistance is very strong, much stronger than normal standard steel. Durability, it has high hardness, it's about 50% higher than usual steel. The steel is anti-allergenic, it's similar to medical and surgical steel in composition and in properties. 


JOHANN: The durability is improved by changing the molecule structure and also optimizing the macrostructure. The steel has to be melted a second time, and with this process, we can reduce the number of inclusions as well as the size of inclusions and can achieve very high cleanliness. 


THEO: The steel is more shiny than any other standard steel. This material is very clean and pure. 

Black and white alpine rocks viewed from above.

Unique Properties

Bended, white hot Lucent steel A223 bar. Close-up view of a white hot Lucent steel A223 bar. Multiple Lucent steel A223 bars piled together.
Developed by Chopard and its partner Voestalpine Böhler, Lucent Steel A223 is a metal like no other. REACH-certified and produced with an ethical approach, this unique and precious metal is the product of four years of tireless research. Special care was taken in order to ensure that the material used to craft the Alpine Eagle was not only beautiful but extremely high-performance. Uniquely durable, Chopard Lucent Steel A223 is 50% harder than other steels. It's also hypoallergenic, making it comparable to surgical steel. But all this functionality would be nothing without form. Chopard Lucent Steel A223 is perhaps most prized for its signature lucent quality that gives the metal an ethereal incandescence.

ICONIC
DESIGN

Inspired by the design of the St. Moritz, the Alpine Eagle heralds a renaissance in artfully functional design for today's active aesthete.

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A GENTLEMAN'S STORY

The Alpine Eagle is the culmination of three generations of audacity and expertise.

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THE ART OF MANUFACTURE

Entirely designed and crafted in-house, the Alpine Eagle is a unique Chopard creation.

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WHAT LIVES THERE IS PRECIOUS

In partnering with Eagle Wings, Chopard continues its legacy of protecting its most precious inspiration: Nature.

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THE ALPINE EAGLE COLLECTION

ALPINE EAGLE LARGE 298600-3001

ALPINE EAGLE LARGE

41 MM, AUTOMATIC, CHOPARD LUCENT STEEL A223

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ALPINE EAGLE LARGE 298600-3002

ALPINE EAGLE LARGE

41 MM, AUTOMATIC, CHOPARD LUCENT STEEL A223

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ALPINE EAGLE LARGE 298600-6001

ALPINE EAGLE LARGE

41 MM, AUTOMATIC, ROSE GOLD, CHOPARD LUCENT STEEL A223

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ALPINE EAGLE SMALL 298601-3001

ALPINE EAGLE SMALL

36 MM, AUTOMATIC, CHOPARD LUCENT STEEL A223

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ALPINE EAGLE SMALL 298601-3002

ALPINE EAGLE SMALL

36 MM, AUTOMATIC, CHOPARD LUCENT STEEL A223, DIAMONDS

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ALPINE EAGLE SMALL 298601-6001

ALPINE EAGLE SMALL

36 MM, AUTOMATIC, ROSE GOLD, CHOPARD LUCENT STEEL A223

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ALPINE EAGLE SMALL 298601-6002

ALPINE EAGLE SMALL

36 MM, AUTOMATIC, ROSE GOLD, CHOPARD LUCENT STEEL A223, DIAMONDS

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ALPINE EAGLE SMALL 295370-5001

ALPINE EAGLE SMALL

36 MM, AUTOMATIC, ROSE GOLD

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ALPINE EAGLE SMALL 295370-5002

ALPINE EAGLE SMALL

36 MM, AUTOMATIC, ROSE GOLD, DIAMONDS

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ALPINE EAGLE SMALL 295370-5003

ALPINE EAGLE SMALL

36 MM, AUTOMATIC, ROSE GOLD, DIAMONDS

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