The new Sailing Yachttimer Countdown Automatic by Alpina launched recently in BaselWorld2013

A very nice looking and colourful dial. It has the look and feel of a real bruiser. Quite manly with a manly sized 44 mm.

The Yachttimer features a new colorful dial with a black surface, which displays both five and 10-minute countdown function by the rotating disc that countdowns time from 10 to 1, finishing with the fluorescent START indicator. It is framed with the minute scale that goes from 60 to 0 and finally, with the black bezel, featuring the 360° compass. Hands, numerals and hour markers are covered with white SuperLuminova that along with a super-legible red seconds hand provides superb readability.

A robust, stainless steel case with the diameter of 44 mm has an interesting cushion shape with a nicely incorporated screw-in crown. It comes either with a black rubber strap or a steel mesh bracelet. The case is covered with sapphire crystal on both sides, which means that the case-back opens a view on a AL-880 self-winding chronograph mechanism. Based on a Sellita SW5000 movement, this mechanism with a black PVD oscillating weight ensures 46 hours of power-reserve and beats at the frequency of 28,800 vibrations per hour.

The new Alpina Countdown Automatic watch has the superb water-resistance of 300 meters (990 feet).

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