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Old 14 February 2020, 05:27 AM   #1
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So does anyone plan to get the Chopard Alpine Eagle?

Sorry for the poor quality photo. Of all the Nautilus and Royal Oak inspired watches that I have tried in person, Chopard is the best. I feel this easily trumps GP Laureato and Piaget Polo in overall finish and quality for the time-only models. The steel has a sheen which is comparable to luster of WG or so I thought. IMO, it is a great buy even if you have Nautilus or Royal Oak in your collection or aspire to buy them in the future. It would have been perfect if there was no date but then which watch is perfect?

I am really smitten by it and thinking of picking one up when it hits the preowned market in the $6k-$8k.




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Old 14 February 2020, 06:10 AM   #2
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I looked through the glass at them. Which size is this?
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Old 14 February 2020, 06:13 AM   #3
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I looked through the glass at them. Which size is this?
41mm. My wrist is 6.4~ inches.
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Old 14 February 2020, 07:31 AM   #4
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So does anyone plan to get the Chopard Alpine Eagle?

The date window location kills it for me-
Terrible IMO


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Old 14 February 2020, 01:45 PM   #5
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The date window location kills it for me-
Terrible IMO


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Same here, it’s otherwise very impressive. I think of all the models inspired by the RO/Nautilus I still prefer (and almost bought!) the newest Laureato. In person it’s excellent and can be had for 7-8k new which I think is a great value
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Old 14 February 2020, 01:51 PM   #6
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The date window location kills it for me-
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Same here, it’s otherwise very impressive. I think of all the models inspired by the RO/Nautilus I still prefer (and almost bought!) the newest Laureato. In person it’s excellent and can be had for 7-8k new which I think is a great value
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Old 15 February 2020, 11:23 PM   #7
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Same here, it’s otherwise very impressive. I think of all the models inspired by the RO/Nautilus I still prefer (and almost bought!) the newest Laureato. In person it’s excellent and can be had for 7-8k new which I think is a great value
Agree - I prefer the look of the Laureato and would disagree it’s “easily trumped” by the Alpine Eagle. Not that the Chopard isn’t a great watch, but simply “different strokes for different folks”.

I have a blue VC Overseas and wanted a more neutral steel sports watch as well. After considering both of these models I chose the gray dial Laureato and love the watch.
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Old 16 February 2020, 02:38 AM   #8
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Saw it in the flesh in Prague last november. Didnt jump at me.

At 10K eur, would prefer other watches.

Nice bracelet though.

The laureato and polo also dont sing to me.
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Old 16 February 2020, 05:23 AM   #9
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Haven’t you inadvertently implied that this watch is in actuality NOT worth buying? It’s a pretty watch for sure, but as you said...nobody in their right mind would pay more than half retail.
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Old 16 February 2020, 01:02 PM   #10
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Except for it being a mechanical movement, here is nothing I like about this watch.
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Old 16 February 2020, 01:17 PM   #11
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Lacking balance.
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Old 16 February 2020, 01:41 PM   #12
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Pretty strong comments in this thread. Safe to say this won’t be flying off the shelves at ADs.
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Old 16 February 2020, 02:08 PM   #13
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I wanted to like it despite the widespread online beating that it took due to sharing of certain design elements from a few different popular stainless sports watches. Great steel, great dial, nice movement, and oddly I think the date window works. However after seeing several times in the shop, I’m afraid this one is not coming home to my safe. Main two complaints: strange bracelet design and inconsistently aligned screw slots on the bezel (I have held and tried several examples). I own LUC examples and respect Chopard but this one’s not a winner.
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Old 16 February 2020, 02:21 PM   #14
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There are elements that I like about it, such as the dial color, movement, bracelet, and the steel they use. However, I don't like Roman numerals on sport watches, or how it evolved from the St. Moritz, and how the bezel just became completely round and how the case grew "Nautilus-style" ears. For me it's a miss. I would rather have a GP Laureato.
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Old 19 February 2020, 01:18 PM   #15
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I like it, especially the dial, but I think the date looks out of place. Regardless, sport luxury watches are not really my thing.
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Old 14 March 2020, 10:08 PM   #16
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I actually bought one yesterday and it's such an amazing watch!
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Old 15 March 2020, 12:18 PM   #17
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It is on my “considering” list. Need to try one on and prices for me need to be like a $6-7 (so used)


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