Alpina New Startimer Pilot Collection – Startimer Automatic, Startimer Manufacture, Startimer Manufacture Regulator and Startimer Chronograph

Alpina Watch International has a rich aviation heritage and well known in this sector as a specialized manufacturer and official supplier of military watches, utilized by pilots. These early aviation pioneers had strict requirements: their instruments had to be extremely precise and provide ultimate shock resistance. In addition, Alpina pilot’s watches were mostly equipped with an anti-magnetic case, a high-contrast dial with oversized luminous numerals and luminous hands for instant readability.

This year, the Swiss Watch Manufacturer launches its new Startimer Pilot Collection; a highly attractive range of contemporary timepieces, inspired by original Alpina designs from the 1920s and 30s.

The new Startimer Pilot Collection, offered in four exciting variations kicks off with a basic three-hand date automatic (cal. AL-525). Next in line is the timepiece with in-house developed and produced automatic caliber AL-710, featuring minute and hour indication and off-center date hand.

In-house caliber AL-950 powers the iconic Startimer Pilot Regulator, combining historic pilot watch design features with a modern day regulator lay out.

Last but not least, a well-balanced and powerfully designed automatic chronograph version (cal. AL-860) is part of this new range.

The clean design that connects these timepieces was clearly inspired by Alpina’s past: a generous 44 mm, anti-reflective satin-finished stainless steel case, mat black dial with oversized white luminous numerals, a glare-free sapphire crystal and a signature red Alpina-triangle on the second hand are the key features.

To further improve user-friendliness and comfort, an original solution was found to secure the leather strap: it closes on the front side of the wrist, not on the reverse or lower sides, hereby resembling the vintage leather straps of the past. A newly designed metal bracelet is available too, and fits on all versions.

To support the launch of this important new collection, Alpina Genève joins forces with Cessna Aviation and PrivatAir, signing a three-year agreement with both partners. During the coming three years, Alpina Geneve, Cessna Aviation and PrivatAir will work together closely to promote their equally high quality products and services, through cross-marketing activities in Europe and North America.

Furthermore, the production of the Alpina Startimer Pilot timepieces will be limited at 8’888 pieces and they will be presented in a dedicated, luxurious packaging, alongside a Cessna Citation Mustang scale model in PrivatAir livery.

Technical details

Model: Startimer Automatic
Collection: Alpina New Startimer Pilot Collection
Reference: AL-525B4S6 / AL-525B4S6B
Edition: Limited edition of 8’888 pieces delivered in a special gift box with a plane miniature

 

Movement
Automatic with date, caliber AL-525
Power reserve 42 hours
PVD Black coated Alpina rotor

Functions
Hours, minutes, seconds, date

Case
New round 2-part stainless steel case, 44 mm diameter
Sapphire crystal, see-through case back
Crown and case back screwed
10 ATM Water-resistant

Dial
Black dial, large white luminous numerals
White luminous hands with Alpina red triangle signature on the second’s hand
Date display at 3 o’clock

Strap
Black leather strap with new stainless steel folding buckle / Metal bracelet

Model: Startimer Manufacture
Collection: Alpina New Startimer Pilot Collection
Reference: AL-710B4S6 / AL-710B4S6B
Edition: Limited edition of 8’888 pieces delivered in a special gift box with a plane miniature

Movement
Automatic Manufacture with date counter, caliber AL-710
Power reserve: 42 hours
PVD Black coated Alpina rotor

Functions
Hours, minutes, seconds, date

Case
New round 2-part stainless steel case, 44 mm diameter
Sapphire crystal, see-through case back
Crown and case back screwed
10 ATM Water-resistant

Dial
Black dial, large white luminous numerals
White luminous hands with Alpina red triangle signature on the second’s hand
Date counter at 6 o’clock

Strap
Black leather strap with new stainless steel folding buckle / Metal bracelet

Model: Startimer Manufacture Regulator
Collection: Alpina New Startimer Pilot Collection
Reference: AL-950B4S6 / AL-950B4S6B
Edition: Limited edition of 8’888 pieces delivered in a special gift box with a plane miniature

Movement
Automatic Regulator Manufacture with date counter, caliber AL-950
Power reserve: 42 hours
PVD Black coated Alpina rotor

Functions
Hours, minutes, date

Case
New round 2-part stainless steel case, 44 mm diameter
Sapphire crystal, see-through case back
Crown and case back screwed
10 ATM Water-resistant

Dial
Black dial, large white luminous numerals
Decentralized hour counter at 10 o’clock
Date counter at 6 o’clock
White luminous hands with Alpina red triangle signature on the second’s hand

Strap
Black leather strap with new stainless steel folding buckle / Metal bracelet

Model: Startimer Chronograph
Collection: Alpina New Startimer Pilot Collection
Reference: AL-860B4S6 / AL-860B4S6B
Edition: Limited edition of 8’888 pieces delivered in a special gift box with a plane miniature

Movement
Automatic Chronograph, caliber AL-860
Power reserve 42 hours
PVD Black coated Alpina rotor

Functions
Hours, minutes, chronograph

Case
New round 2-part stainless steel case, 44 mm diameter
Sapphire crystal, see-through case back
Crown and case back screwed
10 ATM Water-resistant

Dial
Black dial, large white luminous numerals
Chronograph counters in the centre
White luminous hands with Alpina red triangle signature on the second’s hand

Strap
Black leather strap with new stainless steel folding buckle / Metal bracelet

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