Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Alpina New Startimer Pilot Automatic Chronograph

Alpina, one of the pioneers in professional pilot watches introduces its new Startimer Pilot Automatic Chronograph, featuring a vertical “bi-compax” counter layout and distinctive military dial colours, to honour three different fields of aviation.
In the first 50 years of the past century Alpina was a renowned manufacturer and official supplier of military aviation watches to continental air forces. 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, highly contrasting dials with oversized luminous numerals and luminous hands for instant readability.
Since its initial launch in 2011, the Startimer Pilot Collection has imposed itself as one of most recognized and recognizable professional pilot watches on the market.
This year, Alpina introduces this new model, encasing the AL-725 Automatic Chronograph caliber, while at the same time honouring the 3 different fields of aviation: Air Force, Naval Aviation and Bush flying. The 3 aviation domains are symbolized by the respective dial colours of the three models: Black for the Air Force, Petrol Blue for Naval Aviation and Military Green for bush flying.
The new Startimer Pilot Automatic Chronograph features the iconic Alpina aviation dial design; albeit with a slight vintage touch and the distinctive Alpina red triangle symbol at 12H.To insure perfect time readability, the running seconds counter at 9H has been hidden in order to create a vertical “bi-compax” counter layout.
The 44mm diameter stainless steel case with an oversized pilot screw-in crown features a scratch-proof sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating, an engraved screw-in case-back with the Startimer Pilot Collection symbol and is water-resistant up to 10 ATM /100M /330feet.

Technical details
Case           
Stainless steel, 44 mm diameter
Scratch-Resistant sapphire crystal
10 ATM/100m/3300ftwater-resistant
Engraved back-case
Screwed-in crown

Movement   
AL-725, automatic chronograph movement
25 jewels, 46 hours power reserve, 28,800/h

Functions   
Hours, minutes, seconds, mechanical chronograph, and date at 3 o’clock

Dial and strap
Reference: AL-725B4S6
Black matt dial with applied white luminous indexes
Date window at 3’ o clock
Black genuine leather strap

Reference: AL-725GR4S6
Green military matt dial with applied light beige luminous indexes
Date window at 3’ o clock
Brown genuine leather strap

Reference AL-725N4S6
Navy blue matt dial with applied light beige luminous indexes
Date window at 3’ o clock
Brown genuine leather strap

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