@Alpinawatches The Startimer Pilot Automatic Sunstar X DC-3
I barely remember these planes, I think I caught up the last remaining ones in service (of course not been into any of ‘em)
alpina GenÃ¨ve is a Swiss manufacturer of accessible luxury watches and is an independent company based in Geneva, Switzerland. Founded in 1883, we continue to develop highly distinctive and attractive collections with a real sporting pedigree.
Alpina Saga. EPISODE 28 - 2009
Alpina unveils its “Extreme Tourbillion” encasing the fully in-house developed and produced AL-980 Tourbillon manufacture caliber: the first Tourbillon movement ever produced by Alpina in its centenary history. The AL-980 incorporates two major new technologies: a Silicon escapement wheel and anchor give the caliber faultless accuracy, even under extreme conditions, because no oil is needed to lubricate the escapement mechanism. The S.M.A.R.T. Weight Balancing System enables further improvement to the movement’s
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The Alpina Heritage Pilot is the story about Alpina’s history as a specialized manufacturer and official supplier of military and pilot watches. Inspired by original Alpina Pilot watch designs from the 1920’s and 30’s, we are proud to introduce this reedition. Design details of the Alpina Heritage Pilot closely match the original timepiece from the Alpina archives, the handwound pocket watch caliber, the hinged case, as well as the Alpina applied brand logo and indexes on the dial
Re-discovering Alpina’s Aviation Heritage
Swiss Watch Manufacturer Alpina Genève is excited to launch its new Startimer Pilot Collection; a highly attractive range of contemporary timepieces, inspired by original Alpina designs from the 1920s and 30s.
During two decades, Alpina Watch International was known as a specialized manufacturer and official supplier of military watches, utilized by pilots. These 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, a high-contrast dial with oversized luminous numerals and luminous hands for instant readability.
Today, almost a century later and after having revisited its rich aviation heritage, Alpina introduces the new Startimer Pilot Collection, offering four exciting variations. It kicks off with a basic three-hand date automatic (cal. AL-525). Next in line is the timepiece with in-house developed and produced automatic caliber AL-710, featuring minute and hour indication and off-center date hand. In-house caliber AL-950 powers the iconic Startimer Pilot Regulator, combining historic pilot watch design features with a modern day regulator lay out. Last but not least, a well-balanced and powerfully designed automatic chronograph version (cal. AL-860) is part of this new range.