Alpina

Alpina Watches is a Swiss watch brand. Alpina was founded in 1883 and since 2002 is owned by the watch company Frederique Constant. Alpina started its "4" sports watches collection in 1938, with (at that time) innovative features such as anti-magnetism, anti-shock, water resistance. Notable Alpina watches are the Alpina Alpiner GMT 4, Alpina Alpiner Chronograph 4, Alpina Alpiner Automatic, Alpina Alpiner Chronograph, Alpina Alpiner Chronograph Automatic, Alpina Startimer Pilot Automatic, Alpina Startimer Pilot, Alpina Startimer Pilot Manufacture, Alpina Startimer Pilot Classic, Alpina Startimer Pilot Heritage, Alpina Seastrong Yacht Timer, Alpina Seastrong Diver 300. Our content section has the latest Alpina watches reviews and will help you answer the question: are alpina watches good? Our database helps you to find the latest Alpina watches price and our features reveal more about the Alpina watches history. Please beware of fake Alpina watches or Alpina watches replica models, sometimes found when looking for Alpina watches Amazon deals. It is alwasy recommended to look for the Alpina watches authorized dealers list and read our Alpina watch review section before committing to a purchase. Equipped with the accurate Alpina watch price you will be able to identify Alpina watch stockists and Alpina watch dealers. Some collectors customize their watches with new Alpina watch bands or discuss the modesl and technology on an Alpina watch forum, often employees or representatives of the Alpina watch company will be there to answer questions or talk about the Alpina watches and Alpina watch movements. Aplina watches are available in many stores globally.

Watch Insider’s Top 10 Affordable Watches for Men

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There is a lot of discussion about what constitutes "affordable watches" and "affordable luxury" when it comes to watch brands. For me, it means watches under $5,000, with mechanical movements, from trusted watch brands. From my blog, Watch-Insider.com, here is my list of the top 10 affordable men's watches that represent the most excellent value for price. … [Read more...]


Five Affordable Swiss Watches with In-House Movements

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When shopping for a fine timepiece, people often seek particular attributes, and two of the most popular are “Swiss made” and “In-house movement.” Here are five watches that meet these criteria, and that you can acquire without breaking the bank. … [Read more...]


Alpina’s Alpiner 4 Collection: 6 New (and Affordable) Swiss Sports Watches

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In 1938, Alpina launched the original "Alpina 4," which the brand claimed was the "first modern Swiss sports watch." That vintage timepiece was the inspiration for the sporty new Alpiner 4 collection, released by Alpina this year, which includes a chronograph and a GMT watch, both powered by automatic Swiss mechanical movements and priced well under $5,000. … [Read more...]


Fratello Friday: 5 Vintage Watches For the Budget-Minded Aficionado

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Let's say you are on a budget of $1,000 - $1,500 for a nice timepiece. If you care about things like warranty, water resistance, no maintenance for the next five years and so on, you may want to skip this week's Fratello Friday article on vintage watches. If you are living your horological life a bit more on the edge, however, I encourage you to read on. … [Read more...]


If You’ve Got a Boat, Regatta Watch: 5 Yachting Watches

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Regatta season is in full swing during the summer months, and several purveyors of luxury watches have developed timepieces specifically suited for competitive sailing and other nautical activities, often with some version of the all-important regatta countdown function. Here we run down five yachting and regatta watches and reveal why they're ideal companions out on the waves. … [Read more...]


Watch Wallpaper: 10 Divers’ Watches

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Because divers' watches continue to be very popular, we've continued to cover a lot of them here on WatchTime.com. Here we collect photos of some of these timepieces, all of which have been introduced and/or released within the past few years, as downloadable wallpaper for your desktop. Click each photo for the larger image. … [Read more...]


24 Holiday Watches for the Budget-Minded

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Christmas is right around the corner, and many of you might still be looking for the perfect gifts for your fellow watch freaks. With just a few days left to go, we're offering some suggestions for watch gifts that won't break the bank. Follow the links below for 24 affordable watches you can buy this holiday season. … [Read more...]


Watch Insider’s Christmas List: 28 Watch Gift Ideas for Watch Lovers

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The holiday shopping season is in full swing, and many of you are probably considering buying a watch, either as a gift for a loved one or as a year-end reward for yourself. In response to the many readers of my blog, Watch-Insider.com, asking me what watch I would recommend, here are my personal selections of watches to give as gifts, all introduced this year or very recently. … [Read more...]


Vintage Style: Watch Insider’s Top 10 Modern Re-Edition Watches

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The vintage look is having a moment in the watch world right now, with many brands releasing modern takes on old classics. Here, in this article from my blog, Watch-Insider.com, are my personal choices for 10 of the best of these re-editions that have debuted within the past few years. Many will have you asking yourself if they are old or new. … [Read more...]


Regulation Time: Testing the Alpina Avalanche Manufacture Regulator

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The Alpina Avalanche Manufacture Regulator has an offbeat regulator dial. Does the watch’s in-house movement stay on tempo? Photographer Nik Schölzel and I find out in this watch test feature from the December 2010 issue of WatchTime. … [Read more...]


Alpina Extreme Diver 300 Orange

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The color orange has long been recognized by many professional divers as the most visible deep underwater, hence its use on many professional-grade diving watches. So it only made sense that Swiss sport-watch brand Alpina would release a divers' model with prominent orange elements. That new watch, which debuted at Baselworld, is called the Alpina Extreme Diver 300 Orange. … [Read more...]


Basel Bargain Hunting: 7 New Watches Under $5,000

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At the 2013 Baselworld watch fair, held in April, many of the biggest watch brands unveiled their new watches for the year. … [Read more...]


Hear What 16 Prominent Watch Execs Said About Baselworld 2013

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WatchTime contributor Alexander Linz was hard at work at Baselworld, conducting interviews with several CEOs and representatives of major watch brands, discussing their latest watches and other developments in the industry. … [Read more...]


Baselworld 2013, Day One: Blancpain, Hublot, Graham, Alpina

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The first day of the 2013 Baselworld watch fair is in the books, and I've already seen a number of interesting new timepieces. Yesterday's highlights included a clever yacht-timer watch from Alpina, a world horological  first from Blancpain, and some quality time with one of this year's most talked-about pieces, Hublot's La Ferrari. … [Read more...]


Video: Alpina Launches Startimer Pilot Collection

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Alpina’s new Startimer Pilot Collection includes a range of timepieces inspired by original Alpina designs used by pilots during the 1920s and 30s. The collection includes four models, each measuring 44mm in diameter: three variations offering time and date, including two with a manufacture movements, and a two-register chronograph. Click here to see photos of the Startimer Pilot Collection. Click below for a video of the Alpina Startimer Manufacture... Receive all the news, … [Read more...]


Watch Insider Previews 8 Brands of BaselWorld 2013

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At watch-insider.com, Alexander Linz gives us a preview of several watches to keep an eye on at this year's upcoming Baselworld watch fair. … [Read more...]


Alpina Diver Midsize Collection

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Alpina has recently introduced their new Diver Midsize Collection, a line of dive watches able to go 1000 feet below the surface, with models for both men and women available. … [Read more...]


Talking Watches With New Alpina Brand Ambassador William Baldwin

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Recently, the sporty Swiss watch brand Alpina announced that actor William Baldwin (Backdraft, The Squid and the Whale, TV's "Gossip Girl") will be the celebrity brand ambassador for its new line of Alpina Divers watches. The brand welcomed Baldwin in a gala press event at New York's Maritime Hotel in late June. At the event, WatchTime sat down with the actor — a fan and collector of fine watches —  for a candid chat about timepieces and the role they've played in his life and career. … [Read more...]


Alpina Worldtimer Manufacture

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A Swiss brand known for sporty designs and reasonable prices, even for its watches with in-house mechanical movements, Alpina has released an attractive world-time watch, which is both user-friendly, and wallet-friendly, called the Alpina Worldtimer Manufacture. The watch, produced in a limited edition of 8,888 pieces, is part of the Alpina Aviation collection, which was developed in a cross-marketing collaboration with Cessna, a leading manufacturer of business jets and other light and … [Read more...]


Alpina Sailing Collection

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Alpina recently announced the Alpina Swan 80, which will be participating in several yacht regattas throughout 2012. The Alpina Swan has recently raced in the Palmavella and will race in the Loro Piani and Giraglia regattas in June. Later this year, the Alpina Swan will race in the Voiles des St. Tropez and the Middle Sea Race regattas. Alpina has also announced the Alpina Sailing Collection. The main piece in the collection is an automatic chronograph with regatta start function, which will … [Read more...]


Alpina Startimer Classic Collection

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Alpina Genève is launching the new Startimer Classic Collection with designs inspired by original Alpina Pilot watch designs from the 1920s and 30s. In this new collection the functional Startimer Pilot look takes on a traditional, vintage look. Find wallpaper and prices inside. … [Read more...]


Alpina and Cessna Hold Collaboration Event

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To celebrate their collaboration, Alpina and Cessna recently held an event at Cessna Aircraft’s headquarters in Wichita, Kansas. Selected VIP customers attended a presentation and viewed over 30 airplanes in different stages of production. Following the presentation, several Cessna planes were inspected in the main showroom, including a brand new Cessna Citation Mustang. … [Read more...]


Gustafsson & Sjögren (GoS) Introduce the Stockholm

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Swedish watch brand Gustafsson & Sjögren (GoS) is a partnership between bladesmith Johan Gustafsson and watchmaker Patrik Sjögren. Together they combine hand-forged Damascus steel and a variety of movements to create unique timepieces in limited numbers. Their newest watch is the Stockholm. … [Read more...]


Alpina Launches Startimer Pilot Collection

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Alpina’s new Startimer Pilot Collection includes a range of timepieces inspired by original Alpina designs used by pilots during the 1920s and 30s. The collection includes four models, each measuring 44mm in diameter: three variations offering time and date, including two with a manufacture movements, and a two-register chronograph. Find wallpaper inside. Update: Pricing information added. … [Read more...]


Alpina Genève Club Range

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The Alpina Genève Club range offers stylish, well made watches at affordable prices. The line includes a quartz chronograph, an automatic model with a choice of three case colors, and at the top of the range, a regulator with manufacture movement. All models measure 44mm in diameter. … [Read more...]


Alpina Celebrates Sebring Partnership With 12 Hours of Sebring Automatic Chrono GMT

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After a successful cooperation in 2009, Alpina Genève and Sebring International Raceway will unite again this year for the 58th edition of the legendary 12 Hours of Sebring race with Alpina serving as Official Timekeeper for the event, scheduled for March 17-20 at Sebring International Raceway in Florida. To celebrate the partnership, Alpina will introduce a new limited edition: the Alpina 12 Hours of Sebring Automatic Chrono GMT. … [Read more...]


Alpina Avalanche Extreme Chrono Double Digit

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Alpina presents the new 46mm Avalanche Extreme Chrono Double Digit, available in 2 cases: stainless steel and "Full Black" PVD, both with a black PVD bezel. Two dial options are also available: black with red subdials and full matte black. The indexes, including the hours, are double digit. Alpina's "Extreme" design elements carry over. … [Read more...]


A Boom for the Budget-Minded: Watches Under $1000

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Times are tough. But, contrary to what you might think, a tight watch budget doesn’t mean taking a pass on a mechanical movement. With the fall selling season dawning, there’s a fresh crop of under-$1,000 mechanical watches now in stores or soon to be there: the biggest batch, at least it seems to us, since the mechanical revival began. … [Read more...]


New Colors for the Alpina Extreme Diver 1000 Meters

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Last year Alpina launched its Extreme Diver 1000 Meters. For Spring/Summer 2009, Alpina introduces four new dials: Yellowtail, Orange Sunset, Côte d'Azur and Black Ocean. The Extreme Diver 1000 Meters has a 48mm black PVD steel case with a unidirectional rotating bezel displaying a luminous minute indication. The bezel measures elapsed time in minutes for the first fifteen minutes and then in ten minute segments after that. A luminous triangle marker highlights the 12 o'clock position. … [Read more...]


Speak Easy

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Not long ago, Lynn Miner, a reader of WatchTime magazine, wrote with a request: would we publish a guide on how to pronounce all those nettlesome watch-brand names? We hope the following brand list, with phonetic spellings on the right, helps Miner and tongue-twisted watch fans everywhere. … [Read more...]