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.
Drawing on the brand's history, 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
The Startimer Pilot Heritage is a model particularly appreciated by keen travelers given its date and second time zone. Now available with a full black out dial or a silver dial on a black PVD coated stainless steel 2‐ part case, it is characterized 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 Startimer Pilot Heritage Chronograph is returning to the essence of the sports watch invented by Alpina in 1883 with its iconic case 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 caliber, 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 Startimer movement also offers a 55‐hour power reserve: almost 45% more than its predecessor. Finally, in the purest historical chronograph tradition, it has a single push piece, just like the first Alpina sport chronographs almost a century ago.
One piece, two counters, two colors
The new Startimer Pilot Heritage Chronograph is currently available in two versions: a silver or a black dial.
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 meters. This powerful heritage piece is thoroughly in tune with its time.