The new Alpina StarTimer Pilot Automatic Chronograph “Sunray”
Professional pilot instruments meet luxury.
Alpina Startimer Pilot Chrono with Bi-Compax 60 seconds and 30 minutes small counter layout
As an addition to the iconic Alpina Startimer professional pilot watch collection the two new models, with sunray dial finishes and applied numerals and minutes ring, maintain all the professional pilot features the Alpina Startimer Collection is known for, while adding the luxury finishes normally found on elegant haute horlogerie watches. The combination of the two elements results in a perfect combination of professional pilot functionalities and elegant design for those who do not want to renounce to a fully professional pilot watch but want to wear and combine it with any suit and in any occasion.
The Alpina Startimer Pilot Automatic encases the Alpina AL-860 Automatic Chronograph movement with “Bi-Compax” 60 seconds and 30 minutes small counter layout. The caseback is transparent and the 44mm case is 100m(300ft) water-resistant. The “Bi-Compax” dial layout is ideal for time readability, a must for pilot watches, and the Sunray Dial and Appliques add an unmistakable luxury appeal.
The dial of the Startimer Sunstar is a work of art. And has to be admired in person to understand the beauty and work that has been put into it.
The dial is made of 2 parts. The main sunburst sunray dial and the matte black outer minute track for a beautiful contrast. Depending on the lighting, the sunray dial goes from a deep grey to a light gray; due to the sunburst finishing.
Sunburst sunray dial with applied hour markers
The applied hour markers are framed with a polished metal finish and filled with SuperLuminova, the raised hour markers significantly "upgrade" the look over more conventional flat pilot watch dials and also assist with legibility. The raised makers give the watch a more premium look.
Like most Alpina watch cases and not commonly seen for watches in this price range, it's case is hand satin-brushed on all surfaces, except for a intricate, narrow bevel that runs along its length. The Alpina's case finishing rates highly for watches costing even 2-3 times more.
Maker: Alpina Geneve - Swiss Made
Movement: ALPINA AUTOMATIC CALIBER AL-860. Côtes de Genève decoration. Alpina custom rotor.
Dial: Sunray Grey with black chapter ring. Raised arabic markers.
Case: Satin brushed and polished. Stainless steel. Display back.
Crown: Screwdown Alpina signed crown
Crystal: Domed sapphire crystal, anti-reflection coating
Strap: Stainless steel bracelet. Alpina signed.
Water resistance: 100m
Dimensions: 44mm in diameter, 52mm lug to lug, 13mm thick
Power Reserve: ~40 hours