The “Alpina Union Horlogère SA” was established by Gottlieb Hauser in 1883. Convinced that the brand had a promising future ahead of it, Hauser set about designing the ideal watch for sportsmen and adventurers. It became a reality in 1938 with the launch of the Alpina 4, based around the four concepts of anti-magnetism, anti-shock, water resistance and the use of stainless steel that Hauser deemed essential components of a sports watch.
After falling off the radar as a result of the quartz crisis in the 1970s, the brand made a comeback in 2002 within the Frédérique Constant Group, which was acquired by the Citizen Group of Japan in 2016. Alpina offers a portfolio of sporty timepieces that use mechanical movements that are developed, produced and assembled in house. Alpina offers five in-house calibres: the AL-980 tourbillon, the AL-718 World Timer, the AL-950 Automatic Regulator, the AL-710 Automatic Manufacture with centre seconds and the AL-760 Flyback Chronograph with patented direct flyback technology.