Exclusively Made for This NYC Boutique, Chopard's Limited Edition Alpine Eagle Watch
40 pieces are being made at a time.
A key U.S. retailer is betting on the success of Chopard's Alpine Eagle steel sports model, which was released last year. To celebrate the 40th anniversary of Wempe's flagship store, the retailer’s Fifth Avenue boutique in Manhattan has launched a limited-edition watch with a silver-hued dial accompanied by blue hands and Roman numeral hours.
According to Albers, Alpine Eagle's blue dial has been its biggest seller. Vals Grey is a standout addition to Chopard's roster and was conceived by both Chopard and Wempe. It has become increasingly popular across all brands. It will only be available to top clients.
There is a long history between Chopard and the German retailer. Chopard was among the first retail partners of the German retailer when it opened in 1980 at 700 Fifth Avenue, creating a special watch to commemorate the occasion. The two-tone gold and steel bracelet 5th Avenue model came with an octagonal-shaped dial. Despite the fact that the bracelet design and case design are completely different, the watch has a very similar aesthetic to the Alpine Eagle. Chopard, however, went the extra mile for its limited-edition Alpine Eagle by engraving "5th Avenue" on the caseback and adding "Wempe" to the dial to bring their history full circle.
"I am delighted to have the opportunity to work with Wempe on this incredible occasion," said Karl-Friedrich Scheufele, Chopard's co-president, in a statement. "For decades, the Scheufele and Wempe families have been close friends and partners." Wempe Fifth Avenue is one of the most famous watch showrooms in the world, and for more than 40 years, their New York team has been providing clients with the best timepieces in the world."
This new version of the model, as with its predecessors, comes with a 41 mm case and an integrated bracelet of Lucent Steel A223, the brand's light-reflecting steel. There is super-bright lume on all of the dial markers, which is the newest ultra-bright lume on the market at the moment, and it is also found on other watches like Panerai’s new Luminor Lab-ID PAM1700. It has a 60-hour power reserve inside the 01.01-C automatic, chronometer-certified movement.
A limited edition of 40 pieces of the Chopard x Wempe Alpine Eagle is available for a retail price of $12,900.