Introducing: The Alpina Startimer Pilot Automatic AL-525
The titanium-shaded hardened steel AL-525 with a matte dim dark dial.
There are four unique executions of the Startimer Pilot Automatic AL-525, to be exact, the feature being the titanium-hued rendition you see here. The watch is introduced in a 44mm hardened steel case, with a dull dark dial that offers barely sufficient differentiation.
This is all that you anticipate that a pilot’s watch should be, with huge hand-applied lists loaded up with glowing material. The watch includes straight lists for the three, six, nine, and 12 o’clock markers, strong numerals at different hours, and a little date window at three o’clock on a circle that coordinates the dial (pleasant!). Alpina’s unique contacts, for example, the red triangle at 12 o’clock and at the tip on the seconds hands, and obviously its logo at the back, complete the retro look.
The size will be tricky for some, thought the thickness of the watch – 10.70mm – is decent.
Though Alpina produces a few in-house types, including a flyback chronograph and a tourbillon, this model is controlled by an outsider programmed development with a 38-hour power save. For a watch like this current that is intended to be a genuine instrument and not a particular piece of haute horlogerie, there’s nothing amiss with that by any means, particularly when value comes into consideration. The watch is water-safe up to 100m/330ft too.
In hardened steel with a matte white dial, the AL-525 is an alternate watch altogether.
Besides the titanium-shaded form, Alpina is offering two standard hardened steel models with a decision of either a white or dull blue dial, and a gold-plated tempered steel model with a white dial will be accessible as well. Costs change, however will begin under €900 (around $975 at season of publishing).
For more information, visit Alpina on the web .