The thrill of discovery isn’t confined to the untouched corners of the Earth or the uncharted areas of space. It’s felt distinctly in the unveiling of Alpina‘s Startimer Pilot Quartz Worldtimer, a timepiece that embodies the spirit of exploration and captures the essence of time, across every time zone, in one single glance.
Crafted with the modern-day wanderer in mind, the watch exudes a contemporary identity while honoring the aviation pioneers of the past. It’s more than a tool for telling time; it’s a companion for those who find solace in the skies and yearn for adventures that stretch beyond horizons.
In the meticulous design of this timepiece, Alpina marries function with elegance. The 41 mm case, robust and aesthetically pleasing, is home to the Worldtimer complication, a feature that will delight avid travelers and pilots alike. With this innovation, one can effortlessly glide between time zones, a utility made seamless by the Swiss-made AL-255 quartz movement that lies at the heart of the watch.
“The practical Worldtimer complication is indeed useful in everyday life for those who travel or work in an international environment,” a notable quality that distinguishes the Alpina Startimer Pilot Quartz Worldtimer from its contemporaries.
The dial is divided into three concentric sections. At the core, luminescent Arabic numerals and hand-polished hands gracefully articulate the hours, minutes, and date. They rest against a sunlit background, reminiscent of the golden hue that graces the sky at dawn.
Beyond this inner sanctuary of the dial, 24 hours circle the watch face, day hours marked with a bold distinction from the night. This effortless identification negates the need for an additional day/night indicator, upholding the watch’s ethos of simplicity and functionality.
The outermost ring is a dance of cities, 24 in total, each representing the world’s primary time zones. Here, Alpina’s Swiss roots are affectionately nodded to, with “Geneva” standing beside zone 0, Greenwich Mean Time.
For those adorned with this marvel, the steel case and anti-reflective treated sapphire glass prepare the wearer for daily uncertainties. Choices of green, blue, or black dials cater to varied tastes, each accompanying straps that merge the resilience of steel with the elegance of meticulously stitched black calf leather.
With 45 months of autonomy, the silent whisper of the hands moving gracefully around the dial is a call to exploration – a reminder that every second is a new frontier waiting to be discovered, and every glance at the Worldtimer is an invitation to touch the sky. Alpina isn’t just offering a watch but is extending a companion for a lifetime of adventures.
The Alpina Startimer Pilot Quartz Worldtimer, with leather strap, is on sale for €895, while the two models with steel straps are available for €995 each.
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