Alpina debuted three new Swiss quartz-powered worldtimers this month.
The new Startimer Pilot Quartz Worldtimer comes in three variations and features a 41mm x 11.5 mm stainless steel case with dual crowns, one at 2 o’clock, that controls the hours, minutes, center seconds, date, and GMT hand, and the other crown at 4 o’clock controls the rotating inner worldtimer bezel.
Using the rotating 24 city disc, and the 24-hour red center hand, you can read a second time zone, as well as 23 other timezones, at a glance. On the ring just inside of the 24-city rotating disc is a day/night indication, so you know whether it’s day or night at a glance.
For the first time, Alpina has offered this watch with a more affordable (and accurate) Swiss quartz movement, caliber AL-255, which has a 45-month battery life. The watch features a sapphire crystal, an engraved solid caseback that screws into the case, and is depth rated to 100 meters.
There’s a choice of three references, either alpine green or navy blue sunburst dials, with integrated steel bracelets, or a black sunburst dial with a black calfskin leather strap, with “dirty” white stitching. Pricing starts is approximately $895 on the strap and $995 on the stainless steel bracelet.
Photos by Alpina.