Alpina 130

In 2013, Swiss watch brand ALPINA is celebrating 130 years of watch making and to mark this major milestone in the life of the brand by introducing a special model. The new Alpina 130 is an elegant, yet resolutely modern aviator watch in its functionalities and technical conception, inspired by a classic design from the beginning of the last century. The Alpina 130 range is as visually balanced, as it is technologically avant-garde, a future classic.

Each model in the Alpina 130 range shares a number of features. All are driven by the AL-860 caliber, offering unrivalled accuracy, precision and durability. Functions include hours, minutes, seconds and a “Bi-compax” chronograph, modified by Alpina, as well as telemeter and tachymeter functions. A particularity of the Alpina 130 is the “Glass Box” construction of the sapphire crystal, homage to the watch design of the beginning of the last century.

The 41.5 mm stainless steel case features a transparent case-back, revealing the finely “Fish scales” decorated movement with blue screws. Each watch in the range is water resistant to 50 meters below sea level.

Technical details
Movement
Automatic caliber with chronograph, caliber AL-860
Hours, Minutes, Seconds, Bi-compax chronograph
Fischales decorated movement, with blue screws

Case
Stainless steel case, 41.50 mm diameter
Glass box sapphire, see-through case back
5 ATM Water-resistant

Attachment
Delivered in a nice wooden gift box

ALPINA AL-860S4H6: The first watch in the Alpina 130 range pays true homage to Alpina’s proud past. The lustrous silvered dial offers a rich, easy-on-the-eye background to the hand-applied nickel Arabic numerals and the blued hands. The elegant, yet robust, appearance is enhanced by the decorated chronograph pushers and the dial design inspires visions of a vintage cockpit display. A rich dark brown genuine leather strap with white stitches completes the “habillage” of the watch.

Reference: AL-860S4H6
Dial: Silver dial with applied pearl black Arabic numerals, Telemeter function
Strap: Dark brown crococalf strap

ALPINA AL-860G4H6: This model is a virtual negative image of the first. The anthracite dial offers a striking contrast to the hand-applied nickel Arabic numerals, and the black genuine leather strap gives it a definitely masculine look. This model is equipped with automatic AL-860 caliber with Bi-compax chronograph.

Reference: AL-860G4H6
Dial: Grey dial with applied Arabic numerals, Telemeter function
Strap: Black crococalf strap

ALPINA AL-860S4H5 and the AL-860B4H5: For these two models the stainless steel cases are plated in yellow gold. The AL-860S4H5 compliments the gold case with a beautiful silver dial and gleaming hand-applied gold plated Arabic numerals. The AL-860B4H5, on the other hand, takes visual contrast to a whole new level. The gold plated case surrounds a striking black dial, which in turn provides the perfect background to the hand-applied gold plated Arabic numerals. The first model comes with the dark brown genuine leather strap, while a black genuine leather strap completes the second.

Reference: AL-860S4H5
Dial: Silver dial with applied yellow gold plated Arabic numerals, Telemeter function
Strap: Dark brown crococalf strap

Reference: AL-860B4H5
Dial: Black dial with applied yellow gold plated Arabic numerals, Telemeter function
Strap: Black crococalf strap

Finally, each model in the new Alpina 130 range is presented in a unique, beautifully designed wooden gift box featuring the historic Alpina logo. For those who find true passion in the elegance of early day’s aviation, the Alpina 130 is the watch of choice.

 

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