In the first 50 years of the past century, Alpina was a renowned manufacturer and official supplier of military aviation watches to continental air forces. Early aviation pioneers had strict requirements: their instruments had to be extremely precise and provide ultimate shock resistance. In addition, Alpina’s pilot watches were mostly equipped with an anti-magnetic case, highly contrasting dials with oversized luminous numerals and luminous hands for instant readability. Since its initial launch in 2011, the Startimer Pilot Collection has become the most successful collection of the Brand and one of the most recognizable professional pilot watches on the market.
The new Startimer Pilot Automatic maintains all the pilot features the Startimer Collection is known for. The highlighted AL-525G4TS6 features a titanium-colored stainless steel 44 mm case contrasting with a matte dark grey dial displaying the typical oversized luminous hand-applied indexes and hands with a date window at 3 o’clock. The iconic red Alpina triangle is featured at 12 o’clock and on the seconds hand. The other three versions come in either stainless steel or rose gold-plated stainless steel featuring a matte dark blue or a matte white dial. The AL-525 automatic movement boasts a 38h power reserve and the timepiece is water-resistant up to 10 ATM/ 100m/ 330ft. The back case shows off the engraved logo of the brand.
By positioning the new Startimer Pilot Automatic Collection under 900€ retail price, the red triangle Brand offers a new optimal design and quality Collection at a very decent entry-level price point.
On October 13-14, WatchTime New York, America’s largest luxury watch show, returns to Manhattan’s Gotham Hall (click here for event details and to buy tickets). A total of 28 watch manufacturers will be displaying at the show and will allow guests to not just see but try on the latest versions in their collections. Among these exhibitors is Geneva-based sports-watch new Alpina.For years, Alpina’s Startimer Pilot model has represented affordable luxury in the popular category of aviation-inspired watches. The newest Startimer Pilot Quartz GMT, among the watches that the brand will showcase in the case, brings even more affordability since it’s equipped with a Swiss quartz movement. Outwardly, all the famous aviation design codes stay: for great readability, the watch’s dial includes oversize, luminous Arabic numerals and a red-and-white GMT hand. The local time and time in another time zone are indicated either a two tone dial — using a 24-hour scale contrasted to signify day and night — or in an all-black dial. The GMT function could be corrected with the crown.The 42-mm case is available in stainless steel or from black PVD-treated steel. To produce the watch more personal, wearers may unite their case of selection with different colored nylon straps. Prices start at 550 Swiss francs (roughly $570).Arriving in Baselworld this season are four new editions to Alpina’s Startimer Pilot Series. Since its release in 2011, this series is now the newest most successful series, and this season Alpina hopes to efficiently upgrade its popular Startimer Pilot Automatic using a new dial design and a few new instance options.The 44-mm watch comes in four options: a “titanium-colored” steel case with a matte gray dial, a steel case with a matte blue or white dial, and a rose-gold-plated steel case with a black white dial.
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