The Chopard Alpine Eagle Japan Limited Edition Is A Murdered-Out Masterpiece
— 26 April 2023

The Chopard Alpine Eagle Japan Limited Edition Is A Murdered-Out Masterpiece

— 26 April 2023
Nick Kenyon
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Nick Kenyon

When the Alpine Eagle was first introduced in late 2019 many watch enthusiasts thought it was an unoriginal play for the ever-popular stainless steel sports watch market, but nearly four years later Chopard has proven time and time again that the Apline Eagle is as versatile as they come. With the launch of the JDM-exclusive Chopard Alpine Eagle Japan Limited Edition, they’ve gone and hit it out of the park again.

Announced as a 100-piece limited edition that will only be available for sale in Japan, this fresh new reference features the same lustrous Lucent Steel as other models within the collection, but mixes things up with a dial as dark as a new moon night. Described by Chopard as a “Shikkoku” dial, it’s designed to be as dark as possible while maintaining some legibility (Cool Gray Super-LumiNova has been added to the hour markers for low-light time-telling) and still features the granular spiralled pattern inspired by the iris of an eagle’s eye.

One important difference between this Alpine Eagle and its internationally available siblings (of which our favourites can be found here, here and here) is the zen-inspired absence of a date window on the dial, an omission made possible thanks to the adapted Chopard 01.15-C movement inside, which still enjoys a healthy 60 hours of power reserve. Measuring 41mm in diameter the Chopard Alpine Eagle Japan Limited Edition is comfortably slender at just 9.7mm thick and retains its sports watch status with 100m of water resistance.

Priced at ¥2,156,000 (AU$24,386), you’d better book your flight to Tokyo before they’re sold out.

Chopard Alpine Eagle Japan Limited Edition
Chopard Alpine Eagle Japan Limited Edition

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Nick Kenyon
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Nick Kenyon is the Editor of Boss Hunting, joining the team after working as the Deputy Editor of luxury watch magazine Time+Tide. He has a passion for watches, with other interests across style, sports and more. Get in touch at nick (at) luxity.com.au

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