Swiss watch brand Alpina has launched a re-edition of its Alpiner Extreme Regulator Automatic model.
Introduced in 2005, the Alpiner Extreme Regulator has accompanied the brand’s revival and which still today is helping it attain a new milestone thanks to its unique look.
In 2022, the Alpiner Extreme Regulator Automatic is primarily continuing the movement with a resizing of its case. The watch is now offered in a 41 mm diameter – compared to 48 mm previously.
The dial recalls the fine engine turning of more traditional timepieces. But Alpina has taken care to conserve its DNA and it is an exclusive pattern of triangles, symbolising the Alpine peaks, which now runs over the entire dial – unlike its predecessors where these famous triangles decorated the centre only.
The superposition of triangles captures the sun’s rays to shine a specific light on the dial, thus enabling their reflections to mix and bring it life and texture. Produced in granite grey, reflecting the mountains from where Alpina comes from, this dial provides a perfect contrast with the blue-coloured hours and seconds counters over which luminescent hands turn.
This navy blue is found on the flange, the rubber grip of the crown and on the rubber textured strap. Integration of the strap, combined with the use of rubber, is a must for any adventurer. However, to allow for everyday use between two expeditions, the ergonomics of the strap has been revised to favour optimal comfort. The whole adapts perfectly to the shape of the wrist, remaining discreet without losing its character.
As for the case, the aesthetic signature of the Alpiner Extreme Regulator line, it has kept the qualities which have carved out its success.
The new 41 mm case is still as strong as ever. Waterproof to 200 meters, the cushion shaped steel case comes with a bezel with six screws spaced out in a triangle design and a crown protector at 3 o’clock balanced by a reinforcement opposite at 9 o’clock. As for the finish, the case is brushed and its corners polished, providing it with texture.
Limited to 888 pieces, the Alpiner Extreme Regulator Automatic still has the time-tested AL-650 calibre, the movement which has powered it since 2005.
Model: Alpina Alpiner Extreme Regulator Automatic
Hours, minutes, seconds
AL-650 caliber, automatic
38-hour power-reserve, 31 jewels, 28’800 alt/h
Brushed and polished stainless steel 3-part case
Diameter: 41 mm
Height: 12.00 mm
Scratch-resistant convex sapphire crystal
Water-resistant up to 20 ATM/200m/660ft
Screw-in crowns and case back
Engraved case back
Dark grey dial with triangle pattern
Navy blue outer ring with white markers
Applied silver color indexes filled with white luminous treatment
Navy blue hour counter at 10 o’clock, hand-polished silver color hour hand filled with white luminous treatment
Hand-polished silver color minute hand filled with white luminous treatment
Navy blue second counter at 6 o’clock, hand-polished silver color second hand filled with white luminous treatment
Navy blue rubber strap
Limited to 888 pieces
Recommended retail price