Another of our favourite heritage-inspired pieces from Baselworld 2017…
Swiss heritage brand Alpina – the famous ‘red triangle brand – has a long heritage in military aviation watches, reaching back to the first half of last century.
This heritage was recognised with the launch of Alpina’s Startimer Pilot Collection in 2011, which has since become the brand’s most successful collection.
Alpina introduced four new models to the Startimer Automatic Collection at this year’s Baselworld, all bearing the hallmarks of a great pilot’s watch – precision, shock resistance, and highly contrasting dials with oversized luminous numerals and luminous hands for instant legibility. The AL-525G4TS6 (above) features a titanium-colored stainless steel 44 mm case contrasting with a matte dark grey dial displaying the typical oversized luminous hand-applied indexes and hands with a date window at 3 o’clock. The iconic red Alpina triangle is featured at 12 o’clock and on the seconds hand.
The other three versions come in either stainless steel or rose gold-plated stainless steel featuring a matte dark blue or a matte white dial. The AL-525 automatic movement boasts a 38h power reserve and the timepiece is water-resistant up to 10 ATM/ 100m/ 330ft. The back case shows off the engraved logo of the brand.