Alpina New Startimer Pilot Heritage Models

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Swiss watch brand Alpina unveils four new automatic models as part of the Startimer Automatic collection.

Alpina has been a renowned official manufacturer and supplier of military aviation watches to continental air forces for more than 50 years. The history of the brand is linked to sports watches and has a legendary aviation heritage.

The Startimer Pilot Heritage collection models are a tribute to cutting-edge codes present in the aviation watch history. Pursuing the Startimer success story since its launch in 2011, these new models include an optimized design and remain emblematic timepieces.

Four new models are being added to the collection featuring a generous 42×40.75 mm case dimension, a scratch-resistant sapphire crystal case and an engraved case-back displaying the Alpina logo. This striking oversized case accentuates its presence on the wrist and enhances the originality of its design.

The models are powered by a mechanical AL-555 automatic caliber with 26 jewels, beating at 28’800 alt per hour, offering a 38-hour power reserve and a water resistance of 100 meters.

While optimizing the readability of the dial with an internal turning ring, a date window is visible at 3 o’clock to complete its functionalities.

Each dial displays polished white and black color hands, hours and minutes featuring an orange second. All dials include silver indexes and super Luminova treatment.

The first model is decorated with a copper colored dial, the second model showcases a dark grey dial and the third model displays a light blue dial. They are all completed by an elegant light brown leather strap. Finally, the fourth model features a navy dial with a black leather strap.

In addition to the stainless steel case, these models include an oversized screw-in crown which is easy to grip and so that pilot’s can set time while wearing thick gloves and a padded flight suit.

These Pilot’s automatic models display the hours, minutes, seconds, GMT and a date while remaining sleek and minimalist.

Technical details

Model: Startimer pilot Heritage

Case
Stainless Steel case with silver internal turning ring
42×40.75mm diameter
Scratch – resistant sapphire crystal
10 ATM/100m/330ft Water-resistant
Engraved case-back
Screw-in crown and caseback

Movement
AL-555, Automatic caliber
26 jewels, 38 hours power reserve, 28,800 alt/h

Functions
Hours, Minutes, Seconds, GMT, Date

Retail price
1295 CHF/ 1295 EUR/ 1395 USD

Models

Reference: AL-555DGS4H6
Dark grey dial with applied silver indexes and SLN treatment
Date window at 3 o’clock
Hand polished white and black color hours and minutes hands with white luminous treatment, orange second
Light brown leather strap

Reference: AL-555LNS4H6
Light blue dial with applied silver indexes and SLN treatment
Date window at 3 o’clock
Hand polished white and black color hours and minutes hands with white luminous treatment, orange second
Light brown leather strap

Reference: AL-555N4H6
Navy dial with applied silver indexes and SLN treatment
Date window at 3 o’clock
Hand polished white and black color hours and minutes hands with white luminous treatment, orange second
Black leather strap

Reference: AL-555RGS4H6
Copper colored dial with applied silver indexes and SLN treatment
Date window at 3 o’clock
Hand polished white and black color hours and minutes hands with white luminous treatment, orange second
Light brown leather strap

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