Alpina Startimer Pilot Automatic 40 mm

Swiss watch brand Alpina expands its Startimer collection by adding a new 40mm watch. The Startimer Pilot Automatic model, which belongs to this flagship Alpina collection, now comes in a new 40 mm diameter version, already on sale in five readily available references.

Alpina Startimer Pilot Automatic 40 mm watch collection

Identified by a 44 mm rose gold-plated or PVD coated steel case within which features a date counter and three hands, the Startimer Pilot Automatic range has now had its characteristic features replicated in a new 40 mm diameter watch. Being more restrained, the latter opens up new prospects for the Startimer collection.

Alpina Startimer Pilot Automatic 40 mm watch collection

Being more universal, it has also become unisex; many women already wear 40 mm watches every day, a diameter long adopted by men, but which now benefits them both. For these new 40 mm models, Alpina has preserved the essence of the Startimer Pilot Automatic range: open dials with large luminescent hands for telling the time at night, a date display at 3 o’clock and a long seconds-hand sweeping over a timer with index markers every 5 minutes.

Alpina Startimer Pilot Automatic 40 mm watch collection

In this new timepiece, index hour markers at 12 and 6 o’clock have been replaced by luminescent horizontal indexes that are easier to distinguish, especially when flying at night, with “II” and “I” referring to 11 o’clock and 1 o’clock respectively. Midday always features the vertical red triangle, the Brand’s Alpine symbol, which can also be found at the end of the seconds hand. Finally, the screw-down crown at 3 o’clock has kept its delicate ridges for improved grip.

Alpina Startimer Pilot Automatic 40 mm watch collection

As for the movement, Alpina remains faithful to its mechanical self-winding AL-525 calibre, which promises a power reserve of 38 hours, protected by a steel case-back engraved with Alpine peaks and offering guaranteed water resistance to 100 metres.

Alpina Startimer Pilot Automatic 40 mm caseback

In response to demand from the many collectors that have helped make the Startimer Pilot Automatic so successful, the Brand has revived the five iconic designs that forged the legend: a rose gold-plated case with a grey dial and a brown calfskin leather strap, two steel versions with “Navy Blue” or white dial on a black calfskin leather strap, plus one in PVD coated steel on a black calfskin leather strap.

Alpina Startimer Pilot Automatic 40 mm

The final design combines a rose gold-plated case with “Navy Blue” dial on a black calfskin leather strap. This model perfectly captures the “aeronautical” spirit of the Startimer, drawing on the “nautical” bronze tones of the on-board fittings and naval blue, here replicated in the “aero” fuselage of the Startimer.

Alpina Startimer Pilot Automatic 40 mm watch stainless steel case

These five new pieces are available now, starting at 895 euros (recommended retail price).

Technical details

Model: Startimer Pilot Automatic 40mm

Functions
Hours, minutes, seconds, date

Movement
AL-525 caliber, automatic
26 jewels, 38-hour power reserve, 28,800 alt/h

Versions

Reference AL-525G3S4

Alpina Startimer Pilot Automatic 40 mm AL-525G3S4 dark grey dial

Case
Polished rose gold-plated stainless steel 2-parts case
Diameter of 40 mm, thickness of 10.25 mm
Convex sapphire crystal
Water-resistant up to 10 ATM/100m/330ft
Engraved case-back
Screw-in crown

Dial
Dark grey dial, applied rose gold-plated indexes with white luminous treatment
Date window at 3 o’clock
Hand-polished rose gold-plated hands with white luminous treatment and rose gold-plated seconds hand with red triangle

Strap
Dark brown calf leather strap with off-white stitching

Recommended retail price
1’195€

Reference AL-525NN3S4

Alpina Startimer Pilot Automatic 40 mm AL-525NN3S4 navy blue dial

Case
Polished rose gold-plated stainless steel 2-parts case
Diameter of 40 mm, thickness of 10.25 mm
Convex sapphire crystal
Water-resistant up to 10 ATM/100m/330ft
Engraved case-back
Screw-in crown

Dial
Navy blue dial, applied rose gold-plated indexes with white luminous treatment
Date window at 3 o’clock
Hand-polished rose gold-plated hands with white luminous treatment and rose gold-plated seconds hand with red triangle

Strap
Black calf leather strap with off-white stitching

Recommended retail price
1’195€

Reference AL-525G3TS6

Alpina Startimer Pilot Automatic 40 mm AL-525G3TS6 dark grey dial

Case
Polished titanium PVD coated stainless steel 2-parts case
Diameter of 40 mm, thickness of 10.25 mm
Convex sapphire crystal
Water-resistant up to 10 ATM/100m/330ft
Engraved case-back
Screw-in crown

Dial
Dark grey dial, applied silver indexes with white luminous treatment
Date window at 3 o’clock
Hand-polished silver hands with white luminous treatment and silver seconds hand with red triangle

Strap
Black calf leather strap with off-white stitching

Recommended retail price
995€

Reference AL-525G3TS6

Alpina Startimer Pilot Automatic 40 mm AL-525S3S6 white dial

Case
Polished stainless steel 2-parts case
Diameter of 40 mm, thickness of 10.25 mm
Convex sapphire crystal
Water-resistant up to 10 ATM/100m/330ft
Engraved case-back
Screw-in crown

Dial
White dial, applied black pearl indexes with white luminous treatment
Date window at 3 o’clock
Hand-polished black oxy hands with white luminous treatment and black oxy seconds hand with red triangle

Strap
Black calf leather strap with off-white stitching

Recommended retail price
895€

Reference AL-525NN3S6

Alpina Startimer Pilot Automatic 40 mm AL-525NN3S6 navy blue dial

Case
Polished stainless steel 2-parts case
Diameter of 40 mm, thickness of 10.25 mm
Convex sapphire crystal
Water-resistant up to 10 ATM/100m/330ft
Engraved case-back
Screw-in crown

Dial
Navy blue dial, applied silver indexes with white luminous treatment
Date window at 3 o’clock
Hand-polished silver hands with white luminous treatment and silver seconds hand with red triangle

Strap
Black calf leather strap with off-white stitching

Recommended retail price
895€

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