Last year, Swiss watch producer Alpina added a hearty new games watch to its primary collection, the Alpiner 4 Automatic . At that point, the watch was offered in three distinctive dial tones – dim blue, silver, dark – all matched with rich cowhide lashes. This year, Alpina adds a further three alternatives to the line-up, including a lively, marginally vintage-looking, red and dark dial combination. Peruse on for all the details.
Alpina has a long relationship with the games watch, tracing all the way back to 1938 when the brand presented one of the most punctual Swiss made models – the Alpiner 4. This watch combined the four key qualities that Alpina considered fundamental to make a games watch; against attractive, hostile to stun, water-safe and stainless.
These days, we underestimate those highlights when assessing sports observes however in those days, they were considered at the forefront of watch advancement. The basic thought was to permit the watch’s wearer to concentrate on whatever outrageous movement they were embraced – hiking, skiing, high lake plunging – without stressing over the watch’s exhibition. This was the vision of Alpina organizer, Gottlieb Hauser, which actually directs the brand today.
The New Alpina Alpiner 4 Automatic
The focal point of the Alpiner 4 Automatic is down to earth usefulness. The plan is straightforward, appealing and vigorous, however with no pointless specifying. A 3-hand automatic, the profoundly intelligible dial includes huge applied records and huge hands, the two of which have been treated with a few layers of brilliant material to ensure perusing the watch is simple even in low-light conditions. An inward spine shows the minutes, while the focal second’s hand includes a stabilizer as a red triangle, the logo of the brand. Completing the plan is bi-directional, turning bezel with an hour long or 12-hour scale, contingent upon which model you pick – more on that in a second.
Presented in a 44mm hardened steel case, the watch is water impervious to 100m and is planned to be to some degree an “all-rounder”. Inside is the type AL-525, an automatic development which in all probability utilizes a Sellita SW-200 base. Working at a 4hz recurrence, it offers a maximum force hold of 38 hours and a date work, shown through the window at 3 o’clock.
In terms of the models presented for the current year, the distinctions are for the most part stylish. Both the dim blue and dark dial forms from a year ago are presently offered on tempered steel arm bands, though beforehand they were just accessible with calfskin ties. Where things begin to get somewhat more fascinating, in any case, is with the third new model. While it also includes a dark dial, the rib is in differentiating red and the uni-directional, pivoting bezel includes a 12-hour scale rather than an hour long one, so you can utilize it as a simple second time-region show. Introduced on a dark cowhide lash with red covering, this is most likely my top pick of the new models.
In keeping with the establishing ethos of the Alpiner collection, every one of the three models are hostile to attractive, stun safe, water-safe and stain-safe. Accessible to buy online now straightforwardly from Alpina , these three new models change up a powerful and solid collection, at a sensible cost – from EUR 1,195 on calfskin to EUR 1,295 on steel arm band. alpinawatches.com .
Technical Specifications – Alpina Alpiner 4 Automatic 2017 Collection
- Case: 44mm breadth – stainless steel, brushed and cleaned – sapphire precious stone on front, engraved caseback – 100m water resistant
- Movement: Calibre AL-525 (automatic), in view of Sellita SW-200 –automatic winding – power hold of 38 hours – hours, minutes, seconds, date
- Bracelet/Strap: treated steel/calfskin tie with red lining
- Price: EUR 1,195 on calfskin – EUR 1,295 on steel bracelet