Alpina Seastrong Diver Gyre Automatic Limited Editions

To celebrate the World Ocean Day on 8th June 2021, Alpina released two new limited series – one for women and one for men – of its eco-responsible watch, the Seastrong Diver Gyre Automatic. Not only does this line feature an environmentally friendly case, strap and packaging, it also symbolises the Brand’s commitment to associations fighting to protect the environment.

Introduced in 2020, the Alpina Seastrong Diver Gyre Automatic not only brought a breath of fresh air to the Brand’s diving watch collection, but also launched the Brand’s groundswell of support for more responsible, environmentally friendly watchmaking. Widely adopted by a new generation of divers, surfers and sea lovers, this creation presents a very contemporary look.

Alpina Seastrong Diver Gyre Automatic limited editions

This line and its name were inspired by the encounter and collaboration between Alpina and the watch journalist Bernard Werk in the Netherlands four years ago. Personally involved in the preservation of the oceans, he co-created the concept and the name “GYRE” with fellow journalist Jorrit Niels, in reference to the giant circular ocean currents – and the reuse of “ghost” fishing nets from the Indian Ocean.

The case of this diving watch is made up of 70% plastic debris from ghost fishing nets collected in the Indian Ocean (and of 30% glass fibre, thus forming an ultra-resistant and lightweight whole).

As for the strap, Alpina has developed an eco-responsible NATO-type made from recycled plastic bottles. A second strap is supplied with the men’s model, this time made from “apple leather”, one of the first “vegetable leathers” used in the watch industry.

Each version is delivered in a new-generation giftbox, also made entirely of recycled plastic. It contains a single guarantee and certificate of authenticity sheet printed on FSC Recycled paper.

Alpina Seastrong Diver Gyre Automatic limited editions

The instructions for use have been dematerialised, further reducing the weight of the case and the use of paper and ink. It can be accessed via a QR code printed on the lining of the box, which is also made of recycled plastic bottles (rPET).

These two new limited editions feature new shades of blue, a colour with multiple variations that continues to inspire Alpina designers.

Alpina Seastrong Diver Gyre Automatic limited editions

On these 44 mm and 36 mm men’s and women’s models, which are water-resistant to 300 metres thanks to their screw-down crowns, the idea is to offer a striking contrast between the darkest seabed, where the light can no longer penetrate, and the surface waters which, depending on the region of the world, range from intense blue to the most sparkling turquoise.

The black dial features a turquoise minute track with silver luminescent markers, so that the time can be read even underwater in reduced light. A detail that Alpina collectors will not fail to notice: the counterweight of the seconds hand, the famous Alpina red triangle, has been made exclusively for this model with the same turquoise tone.

Alpina Seastrong Diver Gyre Automatic limited editions

The unidirectional 60-minute graduated bezel, made of steel with a blue PVD treatment, gives pride of place to this colour, a symbol of the great depths, where the sunlight no longer reaches. Markers for each ten minutes are placed on it.

Black in appearance, they are in fact luminescent and will enable the wearer to determine the time of immersion or decompression by adjusting the bezel oppositethe two large luminescent hour and minute hands.

The NATO-type woven strap is the perfect synthesis of the colours expressed on the watch, with a black central band and a turquoise edge. The second strap delivered with the men’s model is entirely black, reproducing the look of leather but in a vegetal way, for a more urban and classic watchmaking look.

Each model is equipped with the AL-525 calibre, offering 38 hours of power reserve, and will be exclusively limited to 288 pieces.

Technical details

Model: Alpina Seastrong Diver Gyre Automatic Gent’s Watch 44 mm
Reference: AL-525LBN4VG6

Alpina Seastrong Diver Gyre Automatic Gent’s Watch 44 mm

Functions
Hours, minutes, seconds, date

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

Case
Recycled PA 6 (70%) and glass-fiber (30%)2-part case
Stainless steel with blue PVD coating 60-minute unidirectional turning bezel with black luminous markers
Diameter of 44 mm
Height of 12.15 mm
Scratch-resistant sapphire crystal
Engraved case-back
Water-resistant up to 30 ATM/300m/1000ft
Screw-in crown

Dial
Black dial with blue minutes and seconds graduation
Applied silver color indexes with white luminous treatment
Date window at 3 o’clock
Silver color hour and minute hands with white luminous treatment
White second hand with light blue triangle at the base

Strap
RPET (recycled plastic bottles) blue and black NATO strap
Including an additional black apple leather strap coming in a rPET pouch

Edition
Limited to 288 pieces

Giftbox
Made from recycled plastic, FSC certified paper and rPET fabric

Recommended retail price
1’395€

Model: Alpina Seastrong Diver Gyre Comtesse Automatic Ladies Watch 36mm
Reference: AL-525LBN3VG6

Alpina Seastrong Diver Gyre Comtesse Automatic Ladies Watch 36mm

Functions
Hours, minutes, seconds, date

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

Case
Recycled PA 6 (70%) and glass-fiber (30%)2-part case
Stainless steel with blue PVD coating 60-minute unidirectional turning bezel with black luminous markers
Diameter of 36 mm
Height of 11.95 mm
Scratch-resistant sapphire crystal
Engraved case-back
Water-resistant up to 30 ATM/300m/1000ft
Screw-in crown

Dial
Black dial with blue minutes and seconds graduation
Applied silver color indexes with white luminous treatment
Date window at 3 o’clock
Silver color hour and minute hands with white luminous treatment
White second hand with light blue triangle at the base

Strap
rPET (recycled plastic bottles) blue and black NATO strap

Edition
Limited to 288 pieces

Giftbox
Made from recycled plastic, FSC certified paper and rPET fabric

Recommended retail price
1’295€