Alpina Startimer Pilot Heritage Chronograph

Alpina unveils the first chronograph from its Startimer Pilot Heritage collection. The complication uses a La Joux-Perret calibre, which offers over 40% more power reserve.

Alpina’s aeronautical-inspired Startimer collection offers aviation enthusiasts timepieces that correspond with the discipline’s demanding standards: robust, legible and practical with resolutely contemporary aesthetics.

This iconic Alpina family is now embarking on a new chapter. Drawing on the brand’s history, for the first time the Startimer Pilot Heritage has been fitted with a single-push-piece chronograph based on a movement designed by La Joux-Perret.

Until now, the Startimer Pilot Heritage was a model particularly appreciated by keen travellers given its date and second time zone. Available in four versions in blue, grey and bronze, the piece is characterised by its unique case within the Startimer collection, a clever compromise between a cushion-shaped case and the famous “Bullhead” shape, a design that ranks among the finest motorsport pieces.

The new Startimer Pilot Heritage Chronograph is returning to the essence of the sports watch invented by Alpina in 1883. The Startimer Pilot Heritage’s iconic case is solely fitted with a chronograph, the ultimate complication for all lovers of high-precision mechanical sports pieces.

This bicompax chronograph measures short time intervals (30 minutes) thanks to the AL-727 calibre, which oscillates at a high frequency of 4 Hz (28,800 vib/h) to ensure accuracy and shock-resistance, two cornerstones of the Alpina spirit. This new Startimer movement also offers a 55-hour power reserve: almost 45% more than its predecessor. Last but not least, in the purest historical chronograph tradition, it has a single pushpiece, just like the first Alpina sport chronographs almost a century ago.

The new Startimer Pilot Heritage Chronograph is currently available in three versions: pale grey and anthracite for an understated modern spirit, blue and grey for a young and dynamic look, and blue and grey with red hands for a sporty, racing style.

Each variation offers the same standard of Alpina’s beloved fine Swiss watchmaking finishes, with a case that is polished (on the sides) and satin-finished (on top), circular guilloché counters for improved light diffusion, hour and minute hands featuring Super-LumiNova for visibility in all light conditions, and a screw-down crown and case back for guaranteed water resistance up to 100 metres.

Technical details

Model: Startimer Pilot Heritage Chronograph

Movement
AL-727, Automatic mono-pusher chronograph movement
28 jewels, 55-hour power reserve, 28,800 alt/h

Functions
Hours, Minutes, Seconds, Chronograph

Versions

Startimer Pilot Heritage Chronograph, Reference AL-727SS4H6

Case
Stainless steel case
42×40.75mm diameter
Scratch-resistant sapphire crystal
Water-resistant up to 10 ATM/100m/330ft
Engraved caseback
Screw-in crown and caseback

Dial
Silver color dial with applied silver indexes and SLN treatment
Hand polished silver hours and minutes hands with white luminous treatment, black second and white counters.

Strap
Light brown leather strap

Price
2’895 CHF/ 2’895 EUR

Startimer Pilot Heritage Chronograph, Reference AL-727LNN4H6

Case
Stainless steel case
42×40.75mm diameter
Scratch-resistant sapphire crystal
Water-resistant up to 10 ATM/100m/330ft
Engraved caseback
Screw-in crown and caseback

Dial
Blue color dial with applied silver indexes and SLN treatment
Hand polished silver hours and minutes hands with white luminous treatment, white second and black counters

Strap
Black leather strap

Price
2’895 CHF/ 2’895 EUR

Startimer Pilot Heritage Chronograph, Reference AL-727LNS4H6

Case
Stainless Steel case
42×40.75mm diameter
Scratch-resistant sapphire crystal
Water-resistant up to 10 ATM/100m/330ft
Engraved caseback
Screw-in crown and caseback

Dial
Blue color dial with applied silver indexes and SLN treatment
Hand polished silver hours and minutes hands with white luminous treatment, red second and black&red counters.

Strap
Dark brown leather strap

Price
2’895 CHF/ 2’895 EUR

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