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|Alpina Startimer Pilot Automatic Gunmetal 40mm Ref. AL-525G3TS6
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. Alpina unveiled their updated Startimer collection of watches that pays homage to their vintage pilot watches with an impressive aviation design faithful to the spirit of its predecessors. The Alpina Startimer Pilot Automatic 40mm Gunmetal Ref. AL-525G3TS6 sports a 40mm black titanium PVD-coated stainless steel case for a dark stealthy look. The 40mm diameter is a significant downsize from the substantial 44mm in previous releases. This is a tasteful update that creates a sleeker aesthetic preferred by many watch enthusiasts as smaller watches are making a comeback.
|Applied numerals for a sophisticated look|
|Multiple finished case finishing with screwdown crown|
Under the scratch-resistant sapphire crystal, the Alpina Startimer Pilot Automatic carries a matte grey dial with leaf-style hour and minute hands. The minute hand reaches out to touch the legible minute markers, allowing the time to be read with ease. The dial bears characteristics from its original vintage design, including large lumed Arabic numerals and a prominent red triangle marker at the 12 o’clock position. With an additional dash of red on the second hand, the contrast between colours flawlessly complement each other for a truly charming dial design.
|SuperLuminova glows brightly|
At the heart of the Alpina Startimer Pilot Automatic Gunmetal 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. At the back of the watch, the engraved screw-down case back protects the movement against accidental splashes with a water resistance of 100m (330 ft).
Alpina has continued to carry their legacy in Swiss watchmaking to produce many well-built watches today based on their heritage designs. The Alpina Startimer Pilot Automatic 40mm Gunmetal Ref. AL-525G3TS6 packs an unbeatable value with great specifications that ticks all the right boxes for a dependable everyday tool watch ready for your next adventure.