You have probably already seen Alpina’s recentStartimer ref. Al-860GB4S6. Slightly oversized, the “aviator” features that trendy bi-compax design and elegant overall styling of its dial. For this year, the Swiss watchmaking brand introduces another version. Called Alpina Startimer Pilot Black Star Automatic Chronograph (Ref. AL-860GB4FBS6), it differs from the earlier version only with its black body finish.
First revealed before the Baselworld 2012 trade show, the Heritage Pilot was reissued in an even more appealing version. Although, with a total production run of 1883 pieces (just like the older model), the Alpina Heritage Pilot Limited Edition (Ref. AL-435LB4SH6) shouldn’t be touted as a “limited” edition (there will be just too many of them in circulation for the model to become a rarity in any reasonable time), it still deserves our attention for the sheer beauty of it.
Alpina Geneve has released yet another update to its Extreme Diver 300M collection of cushion-shaped divers. After a mild facelift to its chronograph that was revealed in May during Baselworld 2013 event, the Swiss-based company turned its attention to the three-hander version of the diver. Just like the previous iteration, the 2013 Alpina Extreme Diver 300M collection (Refs. AL-525LBO4V26, AL-525LBO4V26B & AL-525LBO4V26B2) will be available in three versions that will differ only in the way the gadget is secured on your wrist.
Back in 2012, Alpina has presented its rugged-looking Extreme Diver 300 Automatic three-hander. For this year, the Swiss-based brand updated the collection with a chronograph version predictably calling it “Alpina Extreme Diver 300 Automatic Chronograph“. Although the function is superfluous even for an amateur diver (I can’t imagine a guy going underwater without an electronic diving computer), the mechanical movement that powers it is based on a legendary workhorse, which is known for its bullet-proof reliability and adequate accuracy.
Officially presented during the Baselworld 2013 trade show, this Alpina Sailing Yachttimer Countdown (ref. AL-880LBG4V6) builds on the lessons learned after the introduction of their earlier Extreme 40 Sailing Regatta Timer that was first revealed back in 2012. Although powered by the same self-winding movement and sporting the same body, the new version offers a completely different (and quite attractive, too) dial layout.
Earlier this year, Alpina has updated their product range with a number of “sporty” models that were delivered in terribly oversized bodies whole 47 millimeters in diameter. Among others, the package included the elegant Alpina Racing Small Seconds 47mm (Ref. AL-535AB5AR26). I was slow to react to the event back then, but recently I have seen them in a number of online shops (including Amazon) and now feel obliged to spread the word.
During Baselworld 2012 trade show the Swiss watchmaker Alpina has presented a pretty sexy automatic diver. The new Alpina Extreme Diver 300M not only sports a nicely-shaped case with an easy to grasp notched bezel but also features a pretty much impressive water resistance rating of 30 ATM: that’s 300 meters!
Presented during the Baselworld 2012 event, the limited edition Alpina Heritage Pilot (Ref. AL-435B4SH6) features the same easily recognizable styling of their “aviators,” but is now equipped with a nicely decorated hand-wound movement, which is protected from accidents with a solid “hunter” caseback cover.
The Swiss-based watchmaking brand has updated its Startimer line with a new Alpina Startimer Classic Automatic (Ref. AL-525SCR4S6.) Designed to carefully mix refinement of a dress watch with a no-nonsense style of a vintage-styled aviator’s timekeeper, the new gadget does its job just fine.
The vintage-styled Alpina Startimer Classic Chrono-Automatic (ref. AL-860SCP4S6) looks good and desirable, although the press photos that we have received leave some questions unanswered.