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The new Alpina Startimer Pilot “Black Star” Automatic Chronograph

April 16, 2014

As an addition to the iconic Alpina « Startimer Pilot » professional pilot collection the all black Startimer Pilot “Black Star”, with its black PVD coated stainless steel case, « sunray » dial finishing, applied numerals and applied minutes ring, maintains all the professional pilot features the Alpina Startimer Collection is known for, while adding the luxury finishes normally found on elegant watches. The combination of the “stealth” black case colour and the luxury dial finishes results in a perfect combination of strict pilot functionalities and an elegant, yet expert design.

A legendary aviation heritage

In the first 50 years of the past century Alpina was a renowned manufacturer and official supplier of military aviation watches to continental air forces. Early aviation pioneers had strict requirements: their instruments had to be extremely precise and provide ultimate shock resistance. In addition, Alpina pilot’s watches were mostly equipped with an anti-magnetic case, a high-contrast dial with oversized luminous numerals and luminous hands for instant readability

The Startimer Automatic Chronograph with the Alpina AL-860 Caliber

The Startimer « Black Star » encases the Alpina AL-860 Automatic Chronograph movement with “Bi-Compax” 60 seconds and 30 minutes small counter layout. The “Bi-Compax” dial layout is ideal for time readability, a must for professional pilot watches. The case-back is transparent and the 44mm case is 100m (300ft) water-resistant.

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