Alpina aviation in 18K Rose Gold

In celebration of the Fifth Anniversary its Manufacture in Plan-les-Ouates, Geneva, Swiss Watch Manufacturer Alpina Genève is proud to introduce a beautiful Pilot Manufacture watch in 18K Rose Gold.

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Published by 3809 on July 7th, 2011 at 11:54 a.m..
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The Alpina Startimer Pilot Collection is a highly attractive range of contemporary timepieces, inspired by original Alpina designs from the 1920s and 30s.

During two decades, Alpina Watch International was known as a specialized manufacturer and official supplier of military watches, utilized by pilots. These 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 clean design of this timepiece was clearly inspired by Alpina’s past: a generous 44 mm, anti-reflective satin-finished 18K Rose Gold case, mat black dial with oversized white luminous numerals, a glare-free sapphire crystal and a signature red Alpina-triangle on the second hand are the key features.

To further improve user-friendliness and comfort, an original solution was found to secure the leather strap: it closes on the front side of the wrist, not on the reverse or lower sides, hereby resembling the vintage leather straps of the past. A newly designed metal bracelet is available too, and fits on all versions.

The movement is designed and developed entirely in the manufacture's workshops in Plan-les-Ouates, Geneva, and features an automatic winding mechanism incorporating Alpina’s trademark rotor – a salute to Straub & Co., the designers of Alpina's first automatic calibre of 1945, cal. 582. After considerable investments in technical know-how and, most importantly, a highly motivated team of experts, Alpina’s ambition of manufacturing a new bespoke in-house calibre was accomplished. As with all Alpina mechanical timepieces, the finely decorated movement is visible through a transparent case back.

In support of the important new Startimer collection, Alpina Genève has proudly joined forces with Cessna Aircraft and PrivatAir. Alpina Geneve, Cessna Aircraft and PrivatAir work together closely to promote their equally high quality products and services, through cross-marketing activities in Europe and North America.

The Alpina Startimer Pilot will be presented in a dedicated, luxurious packaging, alongside a Cessna Citation Mustang scale model in PrivatAir livery.

More about Cessna Aviation

This renowned airplane manufacturing company headquartered in Wichita, Kansas is a subsidiary of the US conglomerate Textron, a $10.5 billion company operating in 25 countries. Since its creation in 1927 Cessna’s strong devotion to high quality workmanship, precision and creativity and its passion for the aircraft industry, have led it to be an industry leader. Cessna is now the leading manufacturer and inspired designer of innovative, light and midsize business jets, utility turboprops and single engine aircraft.

The Cessna Citation Mustang is an entirely new kind of business jet. One that’s designed - and priced – to bring the dream of jet ownership comfortably within reach of a whole new class of upwardly eager operators. Ample cabin-class seating, true jet speed and a good half-continent range. Extraordinarily high levels of performance and assurance are now available in a jet aircraft costing millions less.

More about PrivatAir

PrivatAir is a leading international aviation group with headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland and operating bases in Zurich, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Munich, Amsterdam and Bahrain.

Services include Private Charter for VIPs and executives, Aircraft Sales & Management,

Private Airline Services, Ground Services and Training.

The company’s wide range of clients includes celebrities from the arts, sports and entertainment industries, successful business people, royalty and public officials, as well as private aircraft owners. PrivatAir aims to take the best practices of the commercial airline industry and to add the flexibility of business aviation, as well as its exceptional standards of service.

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