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  • Alpiner Regulator Automatic Blue - Leather Ref. AL-650NNS5E6
  • Alpiner Regulator Automatic Blue - Leather Ref. AL-650NNS5E6
  • Alpiner Regulator Automatic Blue - Leather Ref. AL-650NNS5E6
  • Alpiner Regulator Automatic Blue - Leather Ref. AL-650NNS5E6
  • Alpiner Regulator Automatic Blue - Leather Ref. AL-650NNS5E6
  • Alpiner Regulator Automatic Blue - Leather Ref. AL-650NNS5E6
  • Alpiner Regulator Automatic Blue - Leather Ref. AL-650NNS5E6
  • Alpiner Regulator Automatic Blue - Leather Ref. AL-650NNS5E6
  • Alpiner Regulator Automatic Blue - Leather Ref. AL-650NNS5E6
  • Alpiner Regulator Automatic Blue - Leather Ref. AL-650NNS5E6
  • Alpiner Regulator Automatic Blue - Leather Ref. AL-650NNS5E6
  • Alpiner Regulator Automatic Blue - Leather Ref. AL-650NNS5E6
  • Alpiner Regulator Automatic Blue - Leather Ref. AL-650NNS5E6
  • Alpiner Regulator Automatic Blue - Leather Ref. AL-650NNS5E6
  • Alpiner Regulator Automatic Blue - Leather Ref. AL-650NNS5E6
  • Alpiner Regulator Automatic Blue - Leather Ref. AL-650NNS5E6
  • Alpiner Regulator Automatic Blue - Leather Ref. AL-650NNS5E6
  • Alpiner Regulator Automatic Blue - Leather Ref. AL-650NNS5E6
  • Alpiner Regulator Automatic Blue - Leather Ref. AL-650NNS5E6
  • Alpiner Regulator Automatic Blue - Leather Ref. AL-650NNS5E6
  • Alpiner Regulator Automatic Blue - Leather Ref. AL-650NNS5E6
  • Alpiner Regulator Automatic Blue - Leather Ref. AL-650NNS5E6
  • Alpiner Regulator Automatic Blue - Leather Ref. AL-650NNS5E6
  • Alpiner Regulator Automatic Blue - Leather Ref. AL-650NNS5E6
  • Alpiner Regulator Automatic Blue - Leather Ref. AL-650NNS5E6
  • Alpiner Regulator Automatic Blue - Leather Ref. AL-650NNS5E6
  • Alpiner Regulator Automatic Blue - Leather Ref. AL-650NNS5E6
  • Alpiner Regulator Automatic Blue - Leather Ref. AL-650NNS5E6
  • Alpiner Regulator Automatic Blue - Leather Ref. AL-650NNS5E6
  • Alpiner Regulator Automatic Blue - Leather Ref. AL-650NNS5E6
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Alpiner Regulator Automatic Blue - Leather Ref. AL-650NNS5E6

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More than 10 years ago, Alpina dazzled watch collectors worldwide when they unveiled their cushion-case Avalanche Regulator in 2005 and an “extreme” rose gold plated version later in 2006, bringing back a traditional design deeply rooted in horological history that grew to be a cult-favorite. Unfortunately, the iconic Regulator watches from Alpina never appeared in their catalogue since then. Well, not until today, that is. Alpina astounded the watch world with their introduction of their latest Alpiner Regulator Automatic, reviving their classic Regulator once again with this newest iteration packed full of rejuvenating upgrades and a whole new appearance that looks gorgeous as ever. 



The Swiss have been distinguished as one of the world’s best watchmakers for centuries, dominating the watch industry with their fine craftsmanship and exceptional quality. Back in 1883, independent watchmaker Gottleib Hauser stood out from the rest with a vision to establish a union of members among fellow watchmakers in Switzerland with an aim to work with each other to share ideas, parts and materials to bring watchmaking to another level. This was when he founded the Alpina Union Horlogère S.A. (UH) / Schweizerische Uhrmacher-Genossenschaft (SUG)' ('Corporation of Swiss Watchmakers') that was driven by Hauser’s ‘Alpinist Principle’ to unite the Swiss watchmaking industry.

 Alpina Alpiner Regulator Automatic Blue - Leather Ref. AL-650NNS5E6
The Union was initially created to optimize and develop the movement manufacturing process with the team effort between manufacturers and suppliers. However they soon developed their own completely in-house calibers and high-precision chronometers. In 1921, Alpina became highly recognized as a watch manufacturer that produced reliable aviation timepieces for military pilots during the Second World War. Today, these service wristwatches are highly desired by vintage military watch collectors for their legendary horological heritage.

In contrast to its predecessor that was housed in a cushion-case full of sharp, bold lines, the Alpina Alpiner Regulator Automatic Blue - Leather Ref. AL-650NNS5E6 presents a dressier take with a circular stainless steel 3-parts case flaunting smooth curves that looks incredibly attractive. Legibility is one of the major focus of Regulator watches, this trait is clearly reflected in its large 45mm case diameter exhibiting a confident wrist presence of modern sports watches. Having a relatively compact lug to lug distance of 51mm and lugs that gently curve down, the watch conforms to the wrist nicely for a comfortable fit on the wrist. 


 In-house 31 jewel automatic caliber AL-650
Finishing is executed skilfully with a high level of detail, displaying an intricate mix of finishes that demonstrates the accomplished Swiss watchmaking prowess of Alpina. The fine and precise satin brushing on the bezel, as well as one the case is contrasted beautifully with a substantial highly-polished beveled edge, producing an extremely refined appearance. Adding a rugged character, the watch is matched with a thick 22mm brown calf leather strap flanked by a row of neatly stitched off-white stitchings on both sides of the strap. 


Regulator watches came from a time where highly accurate wrist watches were unheard of, they were intended to prevent the misread of time by individually displaying hours, minutes and seconds separately on the dial. Born in the mid 18th century, regulator watches derived their distinct appearance from regulator clocks that were often utilized as master clocks for other timepieces to synchronize with, hence the name ‘Regulator’. Although Regulator watches were deemed obsolete when watches became more accurate, it was certainly an integral part of the history of watchmaking. 



A 3-piece case with multiple finishings
Traditionally featuring registers that were aligned in a straight line down the middle of the dial, the Alpiner Regulator Automatic Blue - Leather Ref. AL-650NNS5E6 brings its own unique style with sub registers situated at the 6 o’clock position and 10 o’clock position. This allowed for the Alpina logo to be printed crisply at the 2 o’clock position, resulting in a cohesive dial layout that feels pleasingly balanced. The dial comes alive with an exquisite Guilloché decoration engraved vertically on the deep royal blue dial, an exceedingly eye-catching detail that Alpina executed not only to look visually stunning, but also to effectively reduce unwanted reflections in order to retain focus on telling the time. 


For uncompromised nighttime visibility, all 3 of the hand-polished sword style hands and indices are treated with white luminescent paint, keeping the dial readable even in the absence of light. Sitting above the dial lies a piece of scratch-resistant sapphire crystal for a crystal clear view of this phenomenal dial. 


 Alpina Alpiner Regulator Automatic Black - Bracelet Ref. AL-650BSS5E6B
The Alpiner Regulator Automatic Blue - Leather Ref. AL-650NNS5E6 is powered by Alpina’s in-house calibre AL-650 Swiss automatic movement, a 31 jewel movement that features a power reserve of 38 hours and a high frequency beat rate of 28,800 beats per hour. This keeps the movement running reliably with a high level of precision. Housed in a signed screw-down crown at a beautifully engraved screw-in caseback, the watch effectively achieves a water resistance rating of 100m (330 ft). 


The revival of the Alpina’s Regulator collection after a hiatus of more than 10 years definitely brings joy to the fans, especially with such an amazing release that flaunts a whole range of attractive upgrades. Let the Alpiner Regulator Automatic Blue - Leather Ref. AL-650NNS5E6 take you back to the 80s with a timeless nostalgia of the classic Regulator design.

Specifications

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Maker
Alpina Geneve - Swiss Made
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Movement
AL-650 CALIBER, AUTOMATIC
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Dial
Dark blue with GUILLOCHÉ decoration
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Luminous
Superluminova
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Case
Stainless steel 3-parts case
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Crown type
Screwdown Alpina signed crown
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Lug width
22mm
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Crystal material
Scratch-resistant sapphire crystal
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Strap
Brown calf leather strap with off-white stitching
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Water resistance
100m
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Dimensions
45mm in diameter, mm lug to lug, mm thick