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Alpina

Established in 1883, Alpina is recongised as the inventor of the sports watch as we know it today, having presented its Alpina 4 model back in 1938.

About

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.
 

1883
Alpina is established.
1938
The Alpina 4, the first Alpina sports watch, is launched.
1969
The brand’s first diver’s watch, the Alpine Diver 10 Seastrong, was launched.
2002
The brand is acquired by Frédérique Constant.
2015
Alpina presents its first smartwatch and first in-house flyback chronograph.
Philosophy

Alpina designs and engineers luxury sport watches that operate with great precision and reliability in the most demanding environments. As is suggested by the brand name, Alpina watches have been tried and tested in one of the most demanding environments: the Swiss Alps.

Collections

Alpiner

Evoking the history of the brand and the four essential characteristics of the true sports watch, the Alpiner collection offers a range of automatic, GMT, chronograph and manufacture models.

Comtesse

Alpina’s ladies’ collection comprises self-winding mechanical watches with a choice of different straps and bracelets as well as the option of a diamond-set bezel.

Horological Smartwatch

Alpina was one of the first Swiss brand’s to launch a “horological smartwatch” for ladies and gents that keeps the smart technology hidden inside a traditional watch case with a traditional dial. The brand has its own in-house smartwatch technology division.

Seastrong

Alpina’s ladies’ collection comprises self-winding mechanical watches with a choice of different straps and bracelets as well as the option of a diamond-set bezel.

Startimer

Designed with pilots in mind, the Startimer is available in automatic, chronograph, manufacture and heritage versions.

Watches