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Alpina to unveil new watch for professional pilots

Ahead of its debut at the Basel watch fair 2014, Alpina have unveiled the Startimer Pilot Automatic.

Mar 17, 2014 | By AFPRelaxnews

At the next edition of Baselworld in Basel, Switzerland (March 27 – April 3), Alpina will present its latest tribute to aviators: the Startimer Pilot Sunstar.

Alpina Startimer Pilot Automatic Sunstar

Alpina is known for its close ties to the aeronautical sector, for which it has designed several watches. Following in this tradition, the latest timepiece from the Swiss brand was designed specifically to professional airplane pilots.

The Startimer Pilot Sunstar features a 44mm satin-finish stainless steel case enclosing an anthracite sunray-finish dial, which calls to mind the metallic appearance of airplane dashboard instruments.

Alpina Startimer Pilot Automatic Sunstar

Another feature inherent to the world of aviation: large, luminous numerals and indices and luminous white hands for instant readability.

Equipped with the AL-525 mechanical self-winding movement, this watch is waterproof up to 100m and has a 38-hour power reserve. The Startimer Pilot Sunstar indicates hours, minutes, seconds and date.

Alpina Startimer Pilot Automatic Sunstar

The new timepiece will be sold with a black leather strap with contrast stitching. Price: €1,150.

Alpina Startimer Pilot Automatic Sunstar back

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