Alpina Startimer Pilot “Black Star” Automatic Chronograph

The iconic Alpina « Startimer Pilot » welcomes a new professional pilot model dressed in black. The new all black Startimer Pilot“Black Star”, with its black PVD coated stainless steel case, « sunray » dial finishing, applied numerals and applied minutes ring, maintains all professional pilot features the Alpina Startimer Collection is known for, while adding the luxury finishes normally found on elegant watches. The combination of the “stealth” black case colour and the luxury dial finishes results in a perfect combination of strict pilot functionalities and an elegant, yet expert design.

In the first 50 years of the past century Alpina was a renowned manufacturer and official supplier of military aviation watches to continental air forces. 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.

The Startimer« Black Star » encases the Alpina AL-860 Automatic Chronograph movement with “Bi-Compax” 60 seconds and 30 minutes small counter layout. The “Bi-Compax” dial layout is ideal for time readability, a must for professional pilot watches. The case-back is transparent and the 44mm case is 100m (300ft) water-resistant.

Technical details
Model: Startimer Pilot Automatic Chronograph “Black Star”
Reference: AL – 860GB4FBS6

Case
Diameter of 44 mm
Height of 14,6 mm
Black PVD stainless steel, Convex sapphire glass, screwed crown
Water resistance to 10 ATM

Dial
Grey sunray dial with Arabic numerals and luminous indexes and hands

Movement
Automatic winding, 30 jewels, 46 hours power reserve, 28 800 alt/h

Functions
Hours, minutes, seconds, chronograph

Strap
Strap width 22x18mm, leather strap.

Gift box
AL-gift box standard

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