During two decades, Alpina Watch International was known as a specialized manufacturer and official supplier of military watches, utilized by pilots. These early aviation pioneers had strict requirements: their instruments had to be extremely precise and provide ultimate shock resistance. In addition, alpina pilot’s watches were mostly equipped with an anti-magnetic case, a high-contrast dial with oversized luminous numerals and luminous hands for instant readability.
Today, almost a century later and after having revisited its rich aviation heritage, alpina introduces the new Startimer Pilot Collection, offering four exciting variations.
The clean design that connects these timepieces was clearly inspired by alpina’s past: a generous 44 mm, anti-reflective satin-finished stainless steel case, matte black dial with oversized white luminous numerals, a glare-free sapphire crystal and a signature red alpina-triangle on the second hand are the key features. To further improve user-friendliness and comfort, an original solution was found to secure the leather strap: it closes on the front side of the wrist, not on the reverse or lower sides, hereby resembling the vintage leather straps of the past.
To support the launch of this important new collection, alpina Genève proudly joins forces with Cessna Aviation and PrivatAir, signing a three-year agreement with both partners. During the coming three years, alpina Geneve, Cessna Aviation and PrivatAir will work together closely to promote their equally high quality products and services, through cross-marketing activities in Europe and North America.
Maker: Alpina Geneve - Swiss Made
Movement: ALPINA AUTOMATIC CALIBER AL-525. Côtes de Genève decoration. Alpina custom rotor.
Dial: Matte black. White arabic markers.
Date: 3 O'clock
Case: Satin brushed and polished. Stainless steel. Display back.
Crown: Screwdown Alpina signed crown
Crystal: Domed sapphire crystal, anti-reflection coating
Strap: Calf leather strap with deployant clasp. Alpina signed.
Water resistance: 100m
Dimensions: 44mm in diameter, 52mm lug to lug, 11mm thick
Power Reserve: ~40 hours