ALPINA Extreme Tourbillon Regulator Manufacture Gold Limited Editions

Following the great success of its first Extreme Tourbillon Regulator Manufacture – the Full Black version – at Baselworld in 2009, Swiss watch brand ALPINA Genève presents two new models in gold, both issued in an extremely limited series of just 18 numbered pieces. These new versions, both as astonishing as the first, feature a “Full Black” dial and a caliber consisting of 188 parts, equipped with a Silicium Escapement Wheel and the latest development: a Silicium lever.

After three years of Research and Development, the experts at ALPINA Genève, Swiss manufacturer of high quality sports watches, were ready to present the brand new, in-house automatic Manufacture Tourbillon Regulator movement. A team of specialist-designers, engineers and watchmakers worked hand-in-hand to revive ALPINA as a true Manufacture. Supported by the latest in high-precision equipment and driven by a passion for innovation.

Based on the award-winning Manufacture Regulator caliber, ALPINA Genève developed its own Manufactured Tourbillon Regulator: the AL-980, completely conceived within its workshops in Plan-les-Ouates, Geneva. A unique movement that presents several specific, innovative features: Silicium Escapement Wheel and Silicium lever, Smart Weight Balancing™, fast oscillation at 28’800 BpH and an individually numbered Tourbillon cage.

The specific and technical designs of these new Extreme Tourbillon Regulator Manufacture models capitalize on the strong brand philosophy of ALPINA: highest level of accuracy, extremely high readability, shock resistance, sturdiness and reliability. The timepiece, with a bold case diameter of 48 mm, is crafted from either titanium with a pink gold bezel, or pink gold with a black ceramic bezel. The matt black dial features finely brushed steel ALPINA Double-Digit indexes.

The iconic ‘Extreme’ design elements remain, and have been coupled with a more elaborate dial design: satin-brushed touches of black in the center of the “Regulator” subdial, skeletonized hands in black brushed steel, unique and originally decorated bridges in the Tourbillon cage and a black PVD signature ALPINA oscillating weight, visible through the sapphire crystal case back.

Technical details
Movement
Automatic, Manufacture Tourbillon Regulator with Silicium escapement wheel and Silicium lever, Calibre AL-980
One minute Tourbillon, open worked cage bridges
Diameter 30.50mm (13 ¼ )
28.800 BpH, 33 jewels
Incabloc anti-shock system
Glucydur balance
Nivarox No. 1 balance spring
Power reserve: 48 hours
Bridges decorated with Perlage and Côtes de Genève, finished anglage
Black PVD plated rotor decorated with Côtes de Genève
188 components
Each movement individually numbered.

Functions
Hours (Regulator at 10 o’clock), minutes, seconds.

Reference: AL-980BC5AE9 
Limited Edition 18 pieces

Case
Rose gold case with black ceramic bezel and case back
48 mm diameter
3-part case secured by six triangular-shaped stainless steel screws,
Sapphire crystal, see-through case back
10 ATM Water-resistant
ABS-coated screw-down crown with red Alpina triangle pattern
Each case is individually numbered

Dial
Matte Black dial & applied steel fine brushed indexes
Hands:Skeleton in brushed & black steel

Strap
Black Rubber strap with deployment buckle.

Reference: AL-980BCT5AE9
Limited Edition 18 pieces

Case
Titanium case with rose gold ceramic bezel and case back
48 mm diameter
3-part case secured by six triangular-shaped stainless steel screws
Sapphire crystal, see-through case back
10 ATM Water-resistant
ABS-coated screw-down crown with red Alpina triangle pattern
Each case is individually numbered

Dial
Matte Black dial & applied steel fine brushed indexes
Hands: Skeleton in brushed & black steel

Strap
Black Rubber strap with deployment buckle

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