Monday, January 12, 2015

Alpina Startimer Classic Chrono Automatic

The Startimer Classic Collection is an attractive range of contemporary timepieces, inspired by original Alpina Pilot watch designs from the 1920’s and 30’s. During the 1920’s and 30’s, 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: instruments had to be extremely precise and provide ultimate shock resistance. Alpina takes these historical designs as a basis for the Startimer Classic collection of functional and contemporary timepieces, all equipped with a finely decorated silvered dial.

Launched in 2011, the Startimer Classic Collection is available with two different calibres:  a three-hand automatic version with date (cal AL-525) in a stainless steel case and available with either blackened steel indexes or rose-gold plated indexes. Second version is the Chrono-Automatic (cal AL-860) with two chrono-counters, in a stainless steel case and available with either blackened steel indexes or rose-gold plated indexes. In addition, the Chrono-Automatic comes in a special vintage variation with a telemeter indicator on the dial.
Technical details
Model: Startimer Classics Chronograph
Reference: AL-860SCP4S6

Movement   
Automatic Chronograph calibre, AL-860
Power reserve 42 hours
Black Alpina rotor decorated with “Côtes de Genève”

Functions           
Hours, minutes, seconds, chronograph

Case   
New round 2-part stainless steel case, 44 mm diameter
Sapphire crystal, see-through case back
Crown and case back screwed
10 ATM Water-resistant

Dial   
Silver dial, large black nickel hand applied Arabic numerals
White luminous hands with Alpina triangle signature on the second’s hand

Strap
Black/ Brown croco-calf strap with stainless steel Alpina folding buckle

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