Alpina Celebrates 130th Anniversary in Grand Cayman Islands

Alpina Extreme Diver 300 Automatic Orange

Alpina brand ambassador William Baldwin accompanied the CEO of Alpina and the President of Alpina USA — along with ProfessionalWatches — and a number of other guests of the brand, to the Grand Cayman islands in October to celebrate the 130th Anniversary of Alpina.

During our trip, we stayed at the Westin Grand Cayman Seven Mile Beach Resort & Spa where we enjoyed perfect 80 degree weather, warm crystal clear water, pristine white sand beaches, and bright shining sun everyday.

Upon arrival we met actor Billy Baldwin, attended a cocktail with him where he mingled with guests and gave a speech, ate dinner with him and on the last day we went on a snorkeling excursion together — along with photographers, journalists, retailers, friends of the brand, and even a few lucky guests who had recently bought an Alpina watch.

Billy is an affable person that sincerely cares about getting more people interested in mechanical watches. In talking with him over the course of three days, it is clear he is passionate about his role as a brand ambassador of Alpina. He understands the importance of a quality mechanical watch, and how it can be passed down from generation to generation.

Alpina organized a very memorable event to celebrate their original founding 130 years ago – as you can probably tell from the pictures, the choice of location was amazing.

IMG_1901.jpg From the left to right: Ralph Simmons – President Alpina USA, Anthony Barnett – COO Island Companies Ltd, Guido Benedini – CEO Alpina, William Baldwin – Actor

IMG_0693-X3.jpg Red Carpet interviews before cocktail party at “the Mansion” watch store

IMG_1925.jpg Alpina Regional Sales Manager demonstrating watches to potential buyers

Alpina-130th-straight-on-X3.jpg Alpina 130th Anniversary Pilot Chronograph in steel

_A180210.jpg Billy Baldwin swimming underwater at Stingray Alley

IMG_0621-X3.jpg Seven Mile Beach in front of Westin Resort & Spa Grand Cayman

IMG_0736-X3.jpg Baldwin giving a speech at retailer cocktail party

Alpina-Case-Mansion-Watch-Store-Grand-Cayman-X3.jpg An Alpina display cases at “the Mansion” watch store

IMG_0783-X3.jpg A view from the Westin Resort at 7-Mile Beach Grand Cayman

130th-Alpina-X3.jpg Wristshot of the Alpina 130th Anniversary Pilot Chronograph in steel

_A180253.jpg Alpina watch owner snorkeling in Camana Bay

P1010063-X3.jpg The view from the Westin

$RH8ZGBW.jpg Billy Baldwin wristshot of Alpina Extreme Diver Automatic watch with Starfish in background

_A180258.jpg Alpina watch owner swimming in Camana Bay