Alpina 130 Aviator to celebrate 130 years of the brand

To celebrate 130 years of Alpina, the Alpina 130 Aviator series was created. Measuring 41.5 mm wide, the line uses the caliber AL- 860 that provides a chronograph function. It comes in many different materials and is water-resistant to 50 meters. The back of the case is transparent.

The photos above were taken from the net.

My personal favorite is the all stainless steel version.


Love the Milanese bracelet on the Alpina Extreme Sailing Regatta watch

The new Extreme Sailing Regatta is a slid looking watch that appears far more costly than it is. It comes in a 44mm stainless steel case that has squared-off proportions and short strap lugs. It is also a useable dive watch with water-resistant to 300 metres. The caseback is transparent. This watch is powered by a Selitta calibre automatic movement, modified and decorated by Alpina.

I like the combination of the Milanese mesh bracelet to the watch casing.

The less intrusive Alpina StarTimer Pilot Chronograph

This range comprises of three models, the B4S6, the BRS6B and the B4FBS6, all of which feature a black dial with extra large contrasting white numerals. A no frills piece of tool watch, great for gifts etc. I would get one if it comes in an automatic movement.

Indexes are Superluminova coated. Options include a grey fabric strap with a tongue buckle, or a fashionable metal bracelet. Driven by the AL-372 quartz chronograph movement, other features include an extra-wide 44 mm-diameter, two-part stainless steel case, a scratchproof sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating, big date and small second displays at the 6 o’clock position.

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).