Swiss watchmaker, Alpina, introduced four new timepieces within their highly affordable Startimer Automatic collection this year at Baselworld. The Startimer collection is made of basic time and date watches, chronographs, and even a manufacture worldtimer. Some of the mechanical collection are powered by in-house movements and others by Sellita movements. […]

Alpina Startimer Pilot Automatic Hands-On

Introducing the Alpina Worldtimer Manufacture, presented in a 44 mm diameter brushed and polished stainless steel case, and powered by an in-house made automatic movement. The Worldtimer Manufacture features the brand’s new AL-718 caliber. It features 26 jewels, a frequency of 28,800 vph (4Hz) and a 42-hour power reserve. The […]

The Alpina Worldtimer Manufacture

This year at Baseworld, Alpina launched the Startimer Pilot Blackstar Chronograph, presented in a 44 mm diameter stainless steel case treated with a stealth black PVD coating. The dial has a sunray grey finish with dual black subdials and a black outer minute ring. The leaf-shaped hour and minute hands […]

Alpina Startimer Pilot “Blackstar” Chronograph

After three years of development, Alpina has unveiled a new in-house chronograph movement that is based on the brand’s automatic AL-710 caliber, with the addition of a flyback chronograph module (it’s not an integrated chronograph). It operates at 4Hz, has bi-directional winding, a 38-hour power reserve and 233 components (96 […]

Alpina Introduces new in-house flyback chronograph

Alpina equips its Alpiner model with a manufacture movement. The AL-710 caliber movement is an evolution of the brand’s first in-house movement (caliber AL-950), with the notable addition of a central seconds hand. The Alpina Alpiner Manufacture AL-710 has the same 41.5 mm by 10.8 mm thick stainless steel case […]

Introducing the Alpiner Manufacture AL-710

Today, Alpina announced a new retro timepiece, similar to the throwback diver’s watch they launched this year at Baselworld, which is also based very closely on a historic model. As you can see from the image above (the vintage timepiece on the left and the new version on the right), […]

Introducing the Alpiner Heritage Manufacture KM-710

Fullscreen Overview After three years of development, last year, Alpina unveiled an in-house chronograph based on their base caliber AL-710. A serious feat for any watch manufacture. Parmigiani Fleurier, for example, who has been in business for roughly two decades, just like the Frederique Constant group (which owns Alpina), introduced […]

REVIEW: Alpina Alpiner 4 Chronoflyback

Pre-Basleworld 2014 With Baselworld 2014 just around the corner, watch brands are previewing some of their new timepieces. Today, Swiss watchmaker Alpina, has released images and details on a new addition to the Alpina Startimer Pilot Automatic collection called the Sunstar which is a reference to its grey “sunray” dial […]

Introducing the Alpina Startimer Pilot Automatic “Sunstar”