Alpina Startimer Heritage Limited Edition Automatic (Black Dial / 44mm)
Alpina has been dedicated to pilots for over 50 years. As an official supplier to various air forces, it has specialised in meeting the requirements of pilots at work by delivering steadfast resistance, unfailing precision and perfect readability. For fans of air travel comes the new limited edition Startimer Pilot Heritage Automatic with a new design and a new case, in addition to its famous hunter case back. A rare piece for collectors of great pilot watches.
The devil is in the detail
Collectors are bound to appreciate the vintage touches that reveal just how much care Alpina took in drawing on vintage watches. Firstly, the "Alpina" logo features in the original font used by the Geneva-based brand founded in 1883. Then, there is the legendary Alpina triangle, symbolic of the Swiss peaks. Located at 12 o’clock, it helps differentiate between "II" and "I", 11 o’clock and 1 o’clock respectively, during flights. The watch is also distinguished by the red counterbalance on the large seconds hand, hovering over the date display at 3 o’clock. As for the case, the hunter case back makes its big return. Decorated with a delicate perlage pattern, it reveals the sapphire crystal through which the Swiss Made AL-525 movement can be seen, a high frequency calibre oscillating at 28,800 beats per hour. The brand has also revived the grooved design for the crown at 3 o’clock, making it easier to grip, even when wearing gloves. Finally, the brown calfskin strap is embellished with top stitching in the same vintage beige as the hands. As the watch develops a patina over the years, each piece takes on a life unique to its owner.
Functions: Hours, minutes, seconds, date.
Movement: AL-525 caliber, automatic, 26 jewels, 38-hour power reserve, 28’800 alt/h.
Case: Polished stainless steel 3-parts case, Diameter of 44 mm, thickness of 11.55 mm, Convex sapphire crystal, Water-resistant up to 3 ATM/30m/100ft, Jointed case-back.
Dial: Mat black dial, applied silver indexes with beige luminous treatment, Date window at 3 o’clock, Hand-polished silver hands with beige luminous treatment and silver seconds hand with red triangle.
Strap: Dark brown calf leather strap with off-white stitching.
Limited edition: Limited to 1883 pieces.
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