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Founded by Gottlieb Hauser in 1883, Alpina has been a creative swiss brand from the early 20th century where they manufactured watch movements and calibers for both the Swiss and the German market. They focus much on rugged tool watches that provide supplies even to the military back then and continuing their legacy till today. They are currently the sister brand of Frederique Constant, whose primary focus is classic watches. Alpina, on the other hand, specializes in sports watches, mainly the Alpiner (Land), Seastrong (Sea) and Startimer (Air) while consistently providing accessible luxury watches. Today, we are proud to introduce a new variation from the all-time classic Seastrong diver 300 collection.
Designed from scratch, the Alpina takes on a cushion-shaped design from the late 70s. The watch still has current specifications of 44mm and 13.6mm thick. The cushion case shape make this watch extremely comfortable yet sporty on all wrist sizes.r.
Alpina Seastrong Diver 300 Automatic Light Brown Ref. AL-525LGG4TV6
Although it carries much of the same spirit of the 2009 original Steastrong design, the new Alpina is an heavily upgraded 2-part case design with sleek grey overall. Made out of 316L stainless steel, the case distills a distinctive structure in titanium PVD, while being sharp-looking and feel altogether in a wearable package. Together with its multi-finishing that often punches way above Alpina’s price-point, the overall look is conspicuously multi-layered, faceted with an ultra-modern look in addition to the brand’s spirit in which resonates with the integrated sports watch theme.
The crisply grey bezel features beige colour raised markers. To finish up, the case is fitted with a screw-down crown with rubberized knurling to allow easy operation even with wet hands or heavy mountaineering gloves. The crown is then flanged with a bold looking crown-guard in which are balanced off on the other side of the case with the additional slab at 9’o clock.
Stainless steel case with titanium PVD coating
Underneath the sapphire crystal belies a matte dial surface, completed with a crosshair pattern that lends a utilitarian design. Alpina’s vintage take on the classic alpha handset and the date display, gives the Seastrong collection a sense of refinement on the wrist, especially when paired with the faceted applied indices and the brand’s signatures red triangular seconds hand counterweight. A generous fill of beige luminous material across the handset and applied indices makes this an instantly legible design even in darkness.
Flipping the 300m water-resistant watch over and seen through its sapphire display case-back, At the heart of the Alpina lies the Alpina self-winding caliber AL-525 automatic movement that offers a power reserve of 38 hours that beats at a rate of 28,800 beats per hour. This 26 jewel movement is based on the ever-reliable Sellita SW200-1 movement, a movement renowned for its reliability and performance.
SuperLuminova glows in the dark
To complete the integrated sports watch design, Alpina fits the watch with a dial-matching light brown leather strap. The strap marries both the vintage theme and comfortability.
Since over a decade of the line’s introduction, the comeback of the Alpina Seastrong 300 Automatic delivers a new life into this cornerstone line, catering both an underwater-capable all-purpose tool watch and a truly dynamic, modern-ish design. The vintage dial display and cushion-shaped case truly shouts Alpina DNA and we’re glad they brought it back in style.