Alpina Startimer Watches
Well recognised as one of the best entry level luxury watch brands, Alpina has been offering a series of exceptional watches at affordable ranges. Specialized in reliable sports and tool watches for land, sky and sea, Alpina watches are an ideal companion for sports and adventure lovers. After being taken by the huge Japanese watchmaker Citizen in 2016, Alpina has further expanded and produced more impressive timepieces with the support of its mother company.
The Alpina Startimer watch is the brand’s notable collection for its aviation line. Holding a deep root with military air force, every Alpina aviation watch offers stable and high performance to endure tough conditions in the sky. Accurate and legible, the Alpina Startimer is a decent piece that you would enjoy for your own collection.
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History of Alpina Startimer Watches
We can actually trace back to nearly 140 years ago, in 1883, for the origin of the Alpina brand.
Founded by Gottlieb Hauser, Alpina had already started to develop their own watch components and calibers under the Swiss Watches Corporation. As a Swiss and German brand, they manufactured watch calibers and chronometers in both Switzerland and Germany Glashütte, and provided them to both the military units and the civilian market. Over the years, Alpina had grown into a sizable brand that garnered massive popularity.
In 1938, Alpina released a new series of watches with its emphasized “Alpina 4” standards and set a benchmark for other luxury sports watches. The “Alpina 4” concepts are still being used in today’s standard, including a stainless steel build, water-resistant, anti-shock and anti-magnetic protection.
For over 50 years, Alpina has become a trusted official manufacturer and supplier of tool watches for military use to continental air force units. To cater the needs of the crew under the military condition constraints, its aviation watches are all well crafted with the best watchmaking advancements. They are robust, shocks and water resistant, anti-magnetic and easy to read. Such a deep relationship with the military and the legendary aviation heritage, are a solid proof of the Alpina watch’s reliability and precision.
The brand continued to stay strong in the watch market with various lines of highly desired watches, up to the 1970s. Just like many other great mechanical watch brands, Alpina had also struggled hard to survive from the “quartz crisis”. Although the brand had retained a sales office in Germany, its business and production ceased until its name was acquired in 2002.
In 2002, the founders of Frederique Constant, bought the Alpina name and decided to revitalize this once successful brand. With the support of Frederique Constant’s facilities and in-house calibers, Alpina watches were able to stand apart from other competitors, in terms of both quality and price. And the brand started to develop a wide variety of timepieces including worldtimers, regulators, and even tourbillons.
As of today, Alpina is offering a versatile collection of exquisite pilot watches that have received overwhelming responses in the global market. They are available in a wide array of models ranging from classic automatic version, quartz chronographs to 50mm hand-wound versions, and re-edited versions of vintage models from 1926, etc. Every essence a watch lover would desire, they have got you covered.
Amongst its exceptional aviation watches, the Alpina Startimer watch is their flagship collection. Ever since its launch in 2011, the Alpina Startimer collection has gained enormous successes for the brand. The brand has dedicated itself to strive for the best quality on its watches. As a tribute to its rich aviation history and legacy, every Startimer Pilot watch is equipped with the most advanced watchmaking technologies for travelers and adventurers.
Popular Alpina Startimer Models
Being one of the brand’s signature collections, the Alpina Startimer watch is available in a variety of exceptional options of dial colors, materials, features and complications. Let’s check out some of the most well-known models of this lineup’s new releases.
Startimer Pilot Heritage Chronograph
The Alpina Startimer Pilot Heritage Chronograph is one of the brand’s newer models that emphasize on returning to the essence of the origin of Alpina sports watches in 1883. Under the name of “Heritage”, this Startimer Pilot watch features its iconic case and is fitted with a beautiful chronograph, which is considered as the ultimate complication for any mechanical sports watch with high performance. Powered by its AL-727 caliber, this bicompax chronograph performs high precision and measures short time intervals up to 30 minutes. Furthermore, the remarkable movement oscillates at a high frequency of 4 Hz, which is 28,800 vib per hour, which provides high accuracy and shock-resistance as Alpina core spirits. Such a reliable movement is capable of a 55-hour power reserve, which is a 45% upgrade to its predecessor. Equipped with the most advanced watchmaking technologies as well as the glories of the first Alpina sports chronographs, this new Alpina Startimer sports watch is a must have for Alpina watch collectors.
Startimer Pilot Manufacture Small Date Automatic
As one of the most emblematic models of the collection, the Alpina Startimer Pilot Automatic Date is a standout with its large and eye-catching profile. This modern Alpina pilot watch features a visually striking large case of 44 x 53 x 13.5mm size with 22mm lugs. These traditional big pilot watches, on the contrary, is crafted with simple and subtle design to make the watch timeless and easier to blend in with any outfit.
Bold, classic and legible, the Startimer Pilot Manufacture has got everything a quality pilot watch should have. Crafted with every fine detail, the watch is added with depth and sophistication that distinguished it from other average watches in its segment.
Alpina Startimer Pilot Heritage GMT
Also under the brand’s “heritage” series, the Startime Pilot Heritage GMT has taken inspiration of the vintage models of the 1970s, the golden age of mechanical watch design. Like other vintage-inspired watches, this Alpina Pilot GMT has well incorporated the brand’s best elements of its old models and contemporary design and innovation into the new model. Featuring a strong 1970s vibe, the Alpina Startimer Pilot Heritage GMT is equipped with a classic pilot-style 42 mm stainless steel case and a secure double crown. With its internal 24-hour bezel, it is a satisfying companion for any frequent traveler.