Heir to a tradition dating back to the first half of the 20th century, an era when Alpina Watches 2015 served as a supplier for various European air forces, the Startimer Pilot perfectly meets the inherent requirements of sturdiness, reliability and legibility governing the world of aviation watches. Since its launch in 2011, it has been enjoying a success that has enabled it to become the brand’s biggest success. In 2017, the collection has been enriched with a Startimer Pilot Automatic entirely in tune with the aesthetic codes of the collection. Its characteristic oversized applied numerals are naturally luminescent as are the hands, whereas the signature triangle appears in red at 12 o’clock and at the base of the seconds hand. This new launch has been introduced in four versions, notably a model with resolutely modern tones playing on shades of gray between the dial and case. And as one has come to expect from Alpina, this selfwinding watch is offered at an ultra-competitive price, at under 900 euros.
Startimer Pilot Automatic © Alpina
Startimer pilot automatic
Case : titanium-colored steel, back engraved with the case logo, water-resistant to 100m
Instead of concentrate on what’s different about the new Alpina Seastrong Diver 300, what’s the same is almost as interesting — especially when you consider that its dramatic new identity is constructed atop the specific same 44mm situation and oversized crown of its predecessor. What’s particularly nice, however, is that despite some subtle similarities between the above, not one of the new elements feel derivative — almost as though homage is being paid in fleeting glimpses, re-drawn out of memory.
Diameter : 44mm
Movement : mechanical self-winding (caliber al-525, 38-hour power reserve)
Functions : hours, minutes, seconds, date
Dial : matt dark gray
Strap : black leather