Swiss watchmaker Alpina has announced the launch of a new Sailing Yacht-timer model which fits perfectly, both on the wrist of the owner and in the world of yacht racing. The Sailing Yacht-timer Countdown comes with a host of features that makes it ideal for those who participate in maritime racing.
The wide, 44 mm diameter stainless steel case surrounds the impressive black face, which in turn contrasts beautifully with the luminous white hour and minute hands. And because when you’re racing yachts, it’s the seconds as opposed to the minutes that really count, the Yacht-timer Countown’s triangular, fluorescent orange second hand truly stands out and is especially easy to read. The sapphire crystal case back allows an amazing view of the intricate AL-880 caliber.
Additional features found on the Yacht-timer Countdown include countdown windows. The countdown to the start of any yacht race is the time when pulses quicken, muscles tense and all senses seem to become sharper and more finely focused. The Yacht-timer has countdown windows from 10 to 1, leading to the fluorescent START indicator, when the action really begins.
The sapphire compass bezel turns in only one direction, to help eliminate the mistakes that can be caused by bezels which turn in both directions. As you would expect from any Alpina sport watch, the Yacht-timer Countdown is water resistant to a depth of 30 atmospheres, or 300 metres below sea level.
With a view to both functionality and style, the black rubber strap can easily be replaced by the optional metal and metal mesh bracelets. Alpina will present each of these new limited edition (just 8,888 pieces will be produced) watches in a specially designed gift box, which also contains a stunning, miniature Extreme 40 yacht.
Model: Sailing Yacht-timer Countdown
Delivered in a special gift box with an Extreme 40 boat miniature
Automatic with yacht timer function, caliber AL-880
PVD Black coated Alpina rotor
Hours, minutes, seconds, yacht timer function.
Stainless steel case, 44 mm diameter
Sapphire crystal, see-through case back
Unidirectional turning sapphire compass bezel
30 ATM Water-resistant
Black dial, countdown luminous minute indication
Coutndown windows from 0’ to 4’, with fluorescent START indication
White luminous hands with fluorescent orange triangle second’s hand
Black rubber strap (metal bracelet and mesh bracelet available as spare parts)