Posts Categorized: Alpina

5 Pilots’ Watches and Aviation-Inspired Watches from Baselworld 2017

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As we approach Father’s Day, we continue our series of features on memorable watches from Baselworld 2017, in a number of popular categories, with a look at five high-flying timepieces aimed at professional aviators and historical aviation enthusiasts. The Alpina Startimer Pilot Automatic, a vintage-inspired piece launched in 2011, was relaunched this year with a new […]

Time Tools: 8 Tool Watches From Luxury Brands

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The phrase “tool watch” was originally coined to describe watches that serve as tools to accomplish specific tasks, such as a divers’ watch with a rotatable bezel and high resistance to pressure that is designed to be used underwater. And while you wouldn’t want to use these tool watches to hammer nails, they emphasize functionality […]

WatchTime’s March-April Issue Is On Sale Now!

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The March-April 2017 issue of WatchTime is on newsstands now (and also available in our online shop), featuring reviews of the Tudor Black Bay Bronze, Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean Chronograph, and TAG Heuer Monza; a tour of Grand Seiko’s watchmaking studios; a pilots’ watch face-off between IWC and Breitling, and more. Scroll down for highlights from the […]

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Reviewing Alpina Seastrong Diver 300 Automatic Watch

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Kill your darlings, kill your darlings, even when it breaks your egocentric little scribbler’s heart,” wrote Stephen King – seemingly the guiding principle behind the editing process that designed the new Alpina Seastrong Diver 300 Automatic – which replaces the Alpina Extreme Diver, and makes an extremely strong case for getting a second chance to […]

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10 Modern Re-Editions of Vintage Watches

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The vintage look is having a moment in the watch world right now, with many brands releasing modern takes on old classics. Here, in this article from my blog, Watch-Insider.com, are my personal choices for 10 of the best of these re-editions that have debuted within the past few years. Many will have you asking […]

Front of Alpina Startimer Pilot Chronograph Grande Date

Superb Alpina Startimer Pilot Chronograph Grande Date

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Alpina is a official supplier of military and pilot watches for continental air forces. The brand’s pilot watches were very precise and provide ultimate shock resistance. They were mostly equipped with an anti-magnetic case, a high-contrast dial with oversized luminous numerals and luminous hands for instant readability.  The hands have a beige luminescent coating that […]

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Vintage Alpina KM 710 Automatic Navy Service Watch

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As is to be expected, there is a very limited supply of Alpina service wristwatches in acceptable condition. In addition, authentic pieces from the 1930s and 1940s have a notable disadvantage, judged by today’s proportions. Their case diameters ranged from just 32 to about 35 millimetres. Reason enough for Alpina watch to create attractive new […]

Alpiner 4 Black Flyback Manufacture Chronograph AL-760

Alpiner 4 Black Flyback Manufacture Chronograph AL-760

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Alpina watches are regarded as end-to-end pieces of art as the company develops, produces and puts together the movements themselves. This is testimony to the holistic attention paid to the mechanics and design of each chronograph that emerges from the house of Alpina. The Alpiner 4 Black Flyback Manufacture Chronograph AL-760 is yet another marvel […]

Alpina Seastrong Diver 300 Chronograph Big Date

Alpina Launched New Seastrong Diver 300 Big Date Chronograph

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Alpina revealed the Seastrong Diver 300 Chronograph Big Date Collection last year. Now, it presents the new Diver 300 Black variant, Alpina proposes an all black execution of its successful professional diving big date chronograph. A highly recognizable diving watch due to its all black color code and its oversized red minute hand. Serious about […]