Alpina Startimer Pilot Automatic 40mm

New diameter, new family! Five new models within the collection

Alpina Startimer Pilot Automatic
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Beautiful and functional? It’s a difficult balance to strike. You have to combine emotion and reason, subjectivity and objectivity, luxury and functionality. It’s a fine line that Alpina has long managed to maintain. Its Startimer collection, devoted to aviation, is not only one of the most popular with pilots, but the one that has proved the most successful for the Brand. A rare middle ground appealing to professional pilots, enthusiasts and collectors alike. The Alpina Startimer Pilot Automatic model, which belongs to this flagship Alpina collection, now comes in a new 40 mm diameter version, already on sale in five readily available references.Alpina Startimer Pilot Automatic

Beautiful, functional… and universal

Vintage-inspired, camouflage, stylish stopwatch or three-hand, the Startimer collection has long made its mark on Alpina. It has become a pillar for the Brand, a customer favourite for many years.

Alpina Startimer Pilot Automatic

Identified by a 44 mm rose gold-plated or PVD coated steel case within which features a date counter and three hands, the Startimer Pilot Automatic range has now had its characteristic features replicated in a new 40 mm diameter watch. Being more restrained, the latter opens up new prospects for the Startimer collection and will look perfectly appropriate for a professional environment, under the sleeve of a suit. Being more contemporary, it can also be worn ‘urban style’, looking youthful and dynamic when teamed with a simple shirt or t-shirt.Alpina Startimer Pilot Automatic

Being more universal, it has also become unisex; many women already wear 40 mm watches every day, a diameter long adopted by men, but which now benefits them both. Traditionally, the 39 mm and 40 mm diameters were preferred by collectors and historic manufacturing companies (especially in Geneva), who thought them the most tasteful, restrained and timeless over the centuries. Alpina, founded in Geneva in 1883, is no exception.

Alpina Startimer Pilot Automatic

Five new models within the collection

For these new 40 mm models, Alpina has preserved the essence of the Alpina Startimer Pilot Automatic range: open dials with large luminescent hands for telling the time at night, a date display at 3 o’clock and a long seconds-hand sweeping over a timer with index markers every 5 minutes.Alpina Startimer Pilot Automatic

In addition, fans of the Alpina Startimer Pilot Automatic won’t fail to notice what makes this model unique. Index hour markers at 12 and 6 o’clock have been replaced by luminescent horizontal indexes that are easier to distinguish, especially when flying at night, with “II” and “I” referring to 11 o’clock and 1 o’clock respectively. Midday always features the vertical red triangle, the Brand’s Alpine symbol, which can also be found at the end of the seconds hand. Finally, the screw-down crown at 3 o’clock has kept its delicate ridges for improved grip.Alpina Startimer Pilot Automatic

As for the movement, Alpina remains faithful to its mechanical self-winding AL-525 calibre, which promises a power reserve of 38 hours, protected by a steel case-back engraved with Alpine peaks and offering guaranteed water resistance to 100 metres.Alpina Startimer Pilot Automatic

A design in tune with the times

In response to demand from the many collectors that have helped make the Startimer Pilot Automatic so successful, the Brand has revived the five iconic designs that forged the legend: a rose gold-plated case with a grey dial and a brown calfskin leather strap, two steel versions with “Navy Blue” or white dial on a black calfskin leather strap, plus one in PVD coated steel on a black calfskin leather strap.Alpina Startimer Pilot Automatic

The final design combines a rose gold-plated case with “Navy Blue” dial on a black calfskin leather strap. This model perfectly captures the “aeronautical” spirit of the Startimer, drawing on the “nautical” bronze tones of the on-board fittings and naval blue, here replicated in the “aero” fuselage of the Startimer.Alpina Startimer Pilot Automatic

These five new pieces are available now, starting at 895 euros (recommended retail price).

Alpina Startimer Pilot Automatic

ABOUT ALPINA

THE ORIGINAL SWISS ALPINE SPORTS WATCH MANUFACTURE SINCE 1883

Founded in 1883 and famous for its red triangle signature, Alpina is a Swiss watchmaking manufacture based in Geneva, Switzerland. The Maison aims to develop luxury sports watches that operate with the greatest precision and reliability in the most demanding environments, like the Alps.

A true watchmaking pioneer, Alpina has been the source of numerous patents and innovative calibres for 137 years. In the early twentieth century, Alpina was known as an official supplier of time instruments for military pilots, before revolutionizing the concept of sports watches in 1938, with its legendary Alpina 4.

Faithful to its long tradition of innovation, in 2015, Alpina launched the first connected Swiss Made Horological Smartwatch, thereby creating a new segment in the Swiss luxury sports watch industry. In 2020, the Maison presented the AlpinerX Alive, a new generation of smartwatches equipped with an integrated heart rate sensor and GPS, amongst many other features. Also concerned about the preservation of the Planet, Alpina introduced the Seastrong Diver Gyre Automatic line, made of recycled plastic from the oceans.

Inspired by the alpine universe since its creation, Alpina has always been deeply involved in outdoor activities and mountain sports. The Maison has therefore developed strong partnerships illustrating its engagement to this world, alongside its “Alpinists” Team of athletes and Friends of the Brand, who compete in the most challenging environments.

Alpina Startimer Pilot Automatic 40 mm Technical Specifications

Alpina Startimer Pilot Automatic Reference AL-525G3S4

Alpina Startimer Pilot Automatic Reference AL-525G3S4

Functions

  • Hours, minutes, seconds, date

Movement

  • AL-525 caliber,
  • automatic
  • 26 jewels,
  • 38-hour power reserve,
  • 28,800 alt/h

Case

  • Polished rose gold-plated stainless steel 2-parts case
  • Diameter of 40 mm, thickness of 10.25 mm
  • Convex sapphire crystal
  • Water-resistant up to 10 ATM/100m/330ft
  • Engraved case-back
  • Screw-in crown

Dial

  • Dark grey dial, applied rose gold-plated indexes with white luminous treatment
  • Date window at 3 o’clock
  • Hand-polished rose gold-plated hands with white luminous treatment and rose gold-plated seconds hand with red triangle

Strap

  • Dark brown calf leather strap with off-white stitching

Price

  • 1’195€

Alpina Startimer Pilot Automatic Reference AL-525NN3S4

Alpina Startimer Pilot Automatic Reference AL-525NN3S4

Functions

  • Hours, minutes, seconds, date

Movement

  • AL-525 caliber,
  • automatic
  • 26 jewels,
  • 38-hour power reserve,
  • 28,800 alt/h

Case

  • Polished rose gold-plated stainless steel 2-parts case
  • Diameter of 40 mm, thickness of 10.25 mm
  • Convex sapphire crystal
  • Water-resistant up to 10 ATM/100m/330ft
  • Engraved case-back
  • Screw-in crown

Dial

  • Navy blue dial, applied rose gold-plated indexes with white luminous treatment
  • Date window at 3 o’clock
  • Hand-polished rose gold-plated hands with white luminous treatment and rose gold-plated seconds hand with red triangle

St

rap

  • Black calf leather strap with off-white stitching

Price

  • 1’195€

Alpina Startimer Pilot Automatic Reference AL-525G3TS6

Alpina Startimer Pilot Automatic Reference AL-525G3TS6

Functions

  • Hours, minutes, seconds, date

Movement

  • AL-525 caliber,
  • automatic
  • 26 jewels,
  • 38-hour power reserve,
  • 28,800 alt/h

Case

  • Polished titanium PVD coated stainless steel 2-parts case
  • Diameter of 40 mm, thickness of 10.25 mm
  • Convex sapphire crystal
  • Water-resistant up to 10 ATM/100m/330ft
  • Engraved case-back
  • Screw-in crown

Dial

  • Dark grey dial, applied silver indexes with white luminous treatment
  • Date window at 3 o’clock
  • Hand-polished silver hands with white luminous treatment and silver seconds hand with red triangle

Strap

  • Black calf leather strap with off-white stitching

Price

  • 995€

Alpina Startimer Pilot Automatic Reference AL-525S3S6

Alpina Startimer Pilot Automatic Reference AL-525S3S6

Functions

  • Hours, minutes, seconds, date

Movement

  • AL-525 caliber,
  • automatic
  • 26 jewels,
  • 38-hour power reserve,
  • 28,800 alt/h

Case

  • Polished stainless steel 2-parts case
  • Diameter of 40 mm, thickness of 10.25 mm
  • Convex sapphire crystal
  • Water-resistant up to 10 ATM/100m/330ft
  • Engraved case-back
  • Screw-in crown

Dial

  • White dial, applied black pearl indexes with white luminous treatment
  • Date window at 3 o’clock
  • Hand-polished black oxy hands with white luminous treatment and black oxy seconds hand with red triangle

Strap

  • Black calf leather strap with off-white stitching

Price

  • 895€

Alpina Startimer Pilot Automatic Reference AL-525NN3S6

Alpina Startimer Pilot Automatic Reference AL-525NN3S6

Functions

  • Hours, minutes, seconds, date

Movement

  • AL-525 caliber,
  • automatic
  • 26 jewels,
  • 38-hour power reserve,
  • 28,800 alt/h

Case

  • Polished stainless steel 2-parts case
  • Diameter of 40 mm, thickness of 10.25 mm
  • Convex sapphire crystal
  • Water-resistant up to 10 ATM/100m/330ft
  • Engraved case-back
  • Screw-in crown

Dial

  • Navy blue dial, applied silver indexes with white luminous treatment
  • Date window at 3 o’clock
  • Hand-polished silver hands with white luminous treatment and silver seconds hand with red triangle

Strap

  • Black calf leather strap with off-white stitching

Price

  • 895€

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