Alpina Alpiner4 Automatic New Models

Swiss watch brand Alpina has expanded its iconic Alpiner4 line by adding two new versions. Both incorporate the clean aesthetic of the original designs, allowing 4 pieces of essential time measurement information to be displayed: hours, minutes, seconds and date.

The two new dials are totally exclusive. They have been adorned for the first time with horizontal lines and enhanced by a sunray-brushed finish to diffuse the light over their entire surface.

With this latest aesthetic development, Alpina continues in its quest to achieve perfect readability, creating a pattern that ideally diffuses the light. Whether recessed or raised, every surface catches it differently and guides it towards the hour markers, crown and date. Helping to open-up the dial and make it easier to read, this technique adds a third dimension to a dial that was until now a flat surface.

The two new variations share the same 44 mm diameter, luminescent applied hour markers and luminescent hour and minutes hands. The seconds hand ends with a red triangle shaped counterbalance, symbolising the Alpine peaks where Alpina comes from.

Alpina Alpiner4 Automatic watch, stainless steel version with grey dial

As for the movement, each piece is powered by the same AL-525 automatic calibre, perfectly protected within its stainless steel case, which ensures the new Alpiner4 Automatic is resistant to a magnetic field of 4,800 A/m (Ampere/metre). This shield provides total resistance to everyday harm from magnetic fields; as one of the objects most frequently kept near a watch, a mobile phone produces only 2 A/m, for example.

This same 44 mm case has also been designed to absorb the most violent of shocks, like suddenly dropping the watch on a hard surface from a height of one metre.

Alpina Alpiner4 Automatic watch, stainless steel version with grey dial

Bold and contemporary, the first version can be identified by its forest green dial and flange. Mounted on a versatile stainless steel strap, collectors are sure to approve of the alternating brushed and polished finishes on each of its three links.

The second variation draws on the vintage quality of the brand, which was founded in 1883. It features a grey dial reminiscent of the rocky Alps, where Gottlieb Hauser and his rope partners laid the foundations for the modern sports watch. As at that time, it features a leather strap with off-white topstitching.

Technical details

Model: Alpina Alpiner4 Automatic watch, stainless steel version with dark green dial
Reference: AL-525GR5AQ6B

Alpina Alpiner4 Automatic watch, stainless steel version with dark green dial

Functions
Hours, minutes, seconds, date

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

Case
Brushed and polished stainless steel2-part case
Stainless steel 360°bidirectional turning bezel with black markers
Diameter of 44 mm
Height of 13.15 mm
Scratch-resistant and convex sapphire crystal
Engraved case-back
Water-resistant up to 10 ATM/100m/330ft
Anti-magnetic
Anti-shock
Screw-in crown

Dial
Dark-green dial, sunray finishing with horizontal line pattern
Dark-green inner ring with white markers
Applied silver color indexes with white luminous treatment
Date window at 3 o’clock
Silver color hour and minute hands with white luminous treatment
Silver color second hand with red triangle at the base

Strap
Brushed and polished stainless steel 3-link bracelet

Recommended retail price
1’350€

Model: Alpina Alpiner4 Automatic watch, stainless steel version with grey dial
Reference: AL-525G5AQ6

Alpina Alpiner4 Automatic watch, stainless steel version with grey dial

Functions
Hours, minutes, seconds, date

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

Case
Brushed and polished stainless steel 2-part case
Stainless steel 360° bidirectional turning bezel with black markers
Diameter of 44 mm
Height of 13.15 mm
Scratch-resistant and convex sapphire crystal
Engraved case-back
Water-resistant up to 10 ATM/100m/330ft
Anti-magnetic
Anti-shock
Screw-in crown

Dial
Grey dial, sunray finishing with horizontal line pattern
Grey inner ring with white markers
Applied silver color indexes with white luminous treatment
Date window at 3 o’clock
Silver color hour and minute hands with white luminous treatment
Silver color second hand with red triangle at the base

Strap
Brown calf leather strap with off-white stitching and red lining

Recommended retail price
1’250€