Alpina Startimer Classic Collection:Distinctively Vintage
Geneva - November 2011
Swiss Watch manufacturer Alpina Genève is excited to launch its new Startimer Classic Collection; an attractive range of contemporary timepieces, inspired by original Alpina Pilot watch designs from the 1920’s and 30’s. The functional design of the Alpina Startimer Pilot was successfully converted in to a more traditional, slightly less sporty and highly wearable collection, while maintaining the vintage feel that is distinctive for the entire Alpina Startimer range.
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. Today, Alpina takes these historical designs as a basis for a new collection of functional and contemporary timepieces, all equipped with a finely decorated silvered dial.
The Startimer Classic Collection is available with two different calibers; 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.
The Startimer Collection is reminiscent of Alpina’s fascinating history and dedication to reliability and reliance. Even a century later, Alpina continues to reshape innovation while retaining the brand’s core values: Bold and clean, seamless designs connecting past, present and future. Please scroll down and click on each image to download the high-resolution photo file.For more information, please feel free to contact Mrs Yasmina Pedrini: