When Aviation meets LuxuryAlpina Startimer Manufacture in 18K Rose Gold
In celebration of the Fifth Anniversary its Manufacture in Plan-les-Ouates, Geneva, Swiss Watch Manufacturer Alpina Genève is proud to introduce a beautiful Pilot Manufacture watch in 18K Rose Gold. The Alpina Startimer Pilot Collection is 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.
The clean design of this timepiece was clearly inspired by Alpina’s past: a generous 44 mm, anti-reflective satin-finished 18K Rose Gold case, mat black dial with oversized white luminous numerals, a glare-free sapphire crystal and a signature red Alpina-triangle on the second hand are the key features. To further improve user-friendliness and comfort, an original solution was found to secure the leather strap: it closes on the front side of the wrist, not on the reverse or lower sides, hereby resembling the vintage leather straps of the past. A newly designed metal bracelet is available too, and fits on all versions.
The movement is designed and developed entirely in the manufacture's workshops in Plan-les-Ouates, Geneva, and features an automatic winding mechanism incorporating Alpina’s trademark rotor – a salute to Straub & Co., the designers of Alpina's first automatic calibre of 1945, cal. 582. After considerable investments in technical know-how and, most importantly, a highly motivated team of experts, Alpina’s ambition of manufacturing a new bespoke in-house calibre was accomplished. As with all Alpina mechanical timepieces, the finely decorated movement is visible through a transparent case back.
In support of the important new Startimer collection, Alpina Genève has proudly joined forces with Cessna Aircraft and PrivatAir. Alpina Geneve, Cessna Aircraft and PrivatAir work together closely to promote their equally high quality products and services, through cross-marketing activities in Europe and North America. The Alpina Startimer Pilot will be presented in a dedicated, luxurious packaging, alongside a Cessna Citation Mustang scale model in PrivatAir livery.