Alpina Startimer Pilot Automatic Chronograph
Alpina introduces its new Startimer Pilot Automatic Chronograph, featuring a vertical “bi-compax” counter layout and distinctive military dial colours, to honour three different fields of aviation.
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 pilot’s watches were mostly equipped with an anti-magnetic case, highly contrasting dials with oversized luminous numerals and luminous hands for instant readability.
Alpina introduces this new model, encasing the AL-725 Automatic Chronograph caliber (46 hours power reserve, 28,800/h), while at the same time honouring the 3 different fields of aviation: Air Force, Naval Aviation and Bush flying. The 3 aviation domains are symbolized by the respective dial colours of the thee models: Black for the Air Force, Petrol Blue for Naval Aviation and Military Green for bush flying.
The new Startimer Pilot Automatic Chronograph features the iconic Alpina aviation dial design, albeit with a slight vintage touch and the distinctive Alpina red triangle symbol at 12H. To insure perfect time readability, the running seconds counter at 9H has been hidden in order to create a vertical “bi-compax” counter layout.
The 44mm diameter stainless steel case with an oversized pilot screw-in crown features a scratchproof sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating, an engraved screw-in case-back with the Startimer Pilot Collection symbol and is water-resistant up to 100 meters.