Swiss luxury watchmaker Alpina introduces the second edition of Heritage Pilot, a limited edition model which combines timeless classic aviation design with technological excellence and the emotional charm of a hand-winding mechanical movement. The first batch of Heritage Pilot collection was launched in 2012, the second edition is unveiling in 2013.
Driven by the hand-winding AL-435 mechanical caliber, with Côtes de Genève decoration, 17 jewels and 18,000 alternances per hour, the Heritage Pilot offers an exceptional 46-hour power reserve, together with unrivalled accuracy and durability.
The 50mm case, inspired by an Alpina pilot watch from the beginning of the last century, has a hinged case back and a transparent crystal showing off the beauty of the AL-435 movement.
Its dial features a classic and original design, specially dedicated for lovers of a different but historically relevant pilot layout. New are the 60 minute and the 24 hours scales, the “chemin de fer” adorning the small seconds counter and the distinctive Alpina triangle marker at 12 o’clock. These new design elements give the Alpina Heritage Pilot a distinctive classic pilot look based on the information required by pilots in the epoch.
Only 1,883 of this second edition Heritage Pilot will be produced. That number was specifically selected in honour of the year in ALPINA was established by Gottlieb Hauser. Each watch will be delivered in a uniquely designed, wooden heritage gift box bearing a certificate to indicate which of the 1,883 pieces you have managed to obtain.