Inspired by original Alpina Pilot watch designs from the 1920’s and 30’s, the Swiss watch brand Alpina has unveiled the Heritage Pilot model. The design details of the Alpina Heritage Pilot closely match the original timepiece from the Alpina archives, the handwound pocket watch caliber, the hinged case, as well as the Alpina applied brand logo and indexes on the dial.
At the same time, certain technical specifications have been upgraded to today’s watchmaking standards. For example, the accuracy of the caliber is improved and the case is manufactured in stainless steel for improved durability. The caliber can be seen once the hinged cover is opened on the backside of the watch. The movement is protected by an additional curved glass to also ensure water resistance, even when the hinged back is opened.
The Alpina Heritage Pilot is offered in a limited edition of 1883 pieces, a number that was chosen as it matches the foundation year of Union Hologere, the company that registered the Alpina brand name in 1901.
Model: Alpina Heritage Pilot
Limited edition of 1883 pieces, birth year of the brand
Delivered into a wooden and aluminium vintage gift box
Mechanical hand-winding movement, calibre AL-435
Cote de Genève decoration
42-hour power reserve
Hours, Minutes in the center, small second at 6 o’clock
Brushed and polished stainless steel case, diameter of 50 mm
Huntercase, which reveals see-through case back
Convex sapphire crystal
Water-resistant to 3 ATM
Black mat dial and hand-applied luminous numerals
Hand applied vintage logo
Small second at 6 o’clock
Luminous hands in aged white color
Dark brown calf strap with ivory stitching, Water-resistant lining