Alpina unveils the first chronograph from its Startimer Pilot Heritage collection

Alpina Startimer Pilot Heritage Ref. AL-727LNN4H6
Ref. AL-727LNN4H6
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A new design, a new complication, and most importantly, a new movement: a chronograph is joining the Alpina Startimer Pilot Heritage collection for the first time. The complication uses a La Joux-Perret calibre, which offers over 40% more power reserve.

Alpina’s aeronautically-inspired Startimer collection offers aviation enthusiasts timepieces that correspond with the discipline’s demanding standards: robust, legible and practical with resolutely contemporary aesthetics.

This iconic Alpina family is now embarking on a new chapter. Drawing on the brand’s history, for the first time the Startimer Pilot Heritage has been fitted with a single-push-piece chronograph based on a movement designed by La Joux-Perret.

Continuing the adventure

Until now, the Startimer Pilot Heritage was a model particularly appreciated by keen travellers given its date and second time zone. Available in four versions in blue, grey and bronze, the piece is characterised by its unique case within the Startimer collection, a clever compromise between a cushion-shaped case and the famous “Bullhead” shape, a design that ranks among the finest motorsport pieces.

Returning to the brand’s roots

The new Startimer Pilot Heritage Chronograph is returning to the essence of the sports watch invented by Alpina in 1883. The Startimer Pilot Heritage’s iconic case is solely fitted with a chronograph, the ultimate complication for all lovers of high-precision mechanical sports pieces.

This bicompax chronograph measures short time intervals (30 minutes) thanks to the AL-727 calibre, which oscillates at a high frequency of 4 Hz (28,800 vib/h) to ensure accuracy and shock-resistance, two cornerstones of the Alpina spirit. This new Startimer movement also offers a 55-hour power reserve: almost 45% more than its predecessor. Last but not least, in the purest historical chronograph tradition, it has a single pushpiece, just like the first Alpina sport chronographs almost a century ago.

One piece, two counters, three colours

The new Startimer Pilot Heritage Chronograph is currently available in three versions: pale grey and anthracite for an understated modern spirit, blue and grey for a young and dynamic look, and blue and grey with red hands for a sporty, racing style.

Each variation offers the same standard of Alpina’s beloved fine Swiss watchmaking finishes, with a case that is polished (on the sides) and satin-finished (on top), circular guilloché counters for improved light diffusion, hour and minute hands featuring Super-LumiNova for visibility in all light conditions, and a screw-down crown and case back for guaranteed water resistance up to 100 metres. This powerful heritage piece is thoroughly in tune with its time. For collectors, this is the first single-pushpiece chronograph developed for the Startimer Pilot Heritage collection.

ABOUT ALPINA

Famous for its red triangle signature representing the renowned Matterhorn mountain, Alpina is a Fine Swiss Watchmaking manufacture founded by a group of passionate watchmakers in 1883 in Geneva, Switzerland.

A true pioneer of the Swiss watchmaking industry, Alpina has been the source of numerous patents and has created many innovative calibres. The brand invented the concept of the Swiss sports watch as we know it today, with the birth of its legendary Alpina 4 in 1938.

True to its long tradition of innovation, in 2015 Alpina launched the first Swiss “Horological Smartwatch”, a pioneering piece in this brand-new watch category for the Swiss watch industry. These watches offer exceptional accuracy and reliability in the most demanding sports environments, like the peaks of the Alps.

Since 2016, Alpina has been the official watch supplier for the French Ski Federation, which has now extended the partnership to 2020.

 

Alpina Startimer Pilot Heritage Technical Specifications and Price

Startimer Pilot Heritage Chronograph Reference AL-727SS4H6

Watch: 2’895 CHF/ 2’895 EUR

Alpina Startimer Pilot Heritage Ref. AL-727SS4H61
Alpina Startimer Pilot Heritage Ref. AL-727SS4H61

Case

  • Stainless steel case
  • 42×40.75mm diameter
  • Scratch-resistant sapphire crystal
  • Water-resistant up to 10 ATM/100m/330ft
  • Engraved case back
  • Screw-in crown and case back

 Movement                              

  • AL-727, Automatic mono-pusher chronograph movement
  • 28 jewels, 55-hour power reserve, 28,800 alt/h

Dial

  • Silver color dial with applied silver indexes and SLN treatment
  • Hand polished silver hours and minutes hands with white luminous treatment, black second and white counters.

Strap

  • Light brown leather strap

Functions                               

  • Hours, Minutes, Seconds, Chronograph

 

Startimer Pilot Heritage Chronograph Reference AL-727LNN4H6

Watch: 2’895 CHF/ 2’895 EUR

Alpina Startimer Pilot Heritage Ref. AL-727LNN4H61
Alpina Startimer Pilot Heritage Ref. AL-727LNN4H61

Case

  • Stainless steel case
  • 42×40.75mm diameter
  • Scratch-resistant sapphire crystal
  • Water-resistant up to 10 ATM/100m/330ft
  • Engraved case back
  • Screw-in crown and case back

Movement                              

  • AL-727, Automatic mono-pusher chronograph movement
  • 28 jewels, 55-hours power reserve, 28,800 alt/h

Dial

  • Blue color dial with applied silver indexes and SLN treatment
  • Hand polished silver hours and minutes hands with white luminous treatment, white second and black counters

Strap

  • Black leather strap

Functions                               

  • Hours, Minutes, Seconds, Chronograph

 

Startimer Pilot Heritage Chronograph Reference AL-727LNS4H6

Watch: 2’895 CHF/ 2’895 EUR

Alpina Startimer Pilot Heritage Ref. AL-727LNS4H61
Alpina Startimer Pilot Heritage Ref. AL-727LNS4H61

Case

  • Stainless Steel case
  • 42×40.75mm diameter
  • Scratch-resistant sapphire crystal
  • Water-resistant up to 10 ATM/100m/330ft
  • Engraved case back
  • Screw-in crown and case back

Movement                              

  • AL-727, Automatic mono-pusher chronograph movement
  • 28 jewels, 55-hour power reserve, 28,800 alt/h

Dial

  • Blue color dial with applied silver indexes and SLN treatment
  • Hand polished silver hours and minutes hands with white luminous treatment, red second and black&red counters.

Strap

  • Dark brown leather strap

Functions                               

  • Hours, Minutes, Seconds, Chronograph

 

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