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.

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

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Spring is around the corner, and regatta season will be in full swing before you know it. 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...]


Frédérique Constant, Alpina and Mondaine Are First Brands with New MMT Horological Smartwatch Tech

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As reported last night on WatchTime's social media channels, the smartwatch revolution continues to have an impact on traditional Swiss watch brands. The latest evidence came last night at a launch event in San Francisco, where Frédérique Constant CEO Peter Stas announced  the debut of the MMT (Manufacture Modules Technologies) smartwatch technology platform, a joint venture that represents, according to Stas, "the bridge between Silicon Valley and Switzerland." … [Read more...]


Watch Insider’s Top 10 Best-Value Chronographs of 2014

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As watch brands introduce their new models for 2015 at SIHH and the upcoming Baselworld watch fair, let's look back on my annual Top 10 Watches lists for 2014, which I assembled for my blog, Watch-Insider.com. We've covered my favorite chronograph watches and men's dress watches that debuted last year; now I put the spotlight on chronograph watches offering the best value for money. … [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...]


Alpina’s Alpiner 4 Collection: Six 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 Alpiner 4 collection, released by Alpina in 2014, which includes a chronograph and a GMT watch, both powered by automatic Swiss mechanical movements and priced well under $5,000. … [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...]


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...]


Watch Insider: 10 Watches From 2014 With That “Certain Something”

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Some watches simply "have it" and some do not. These 10 timepieces, to me, have that certain something that sets them apart. Scroll down to see my choices. … [Read more...]


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

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Many of you are probably considering buying a watch anytime soon, either as a gift for a loved one or as reward for yourselves. 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 for your loved ones or for yourselves. … [Read more...]


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

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At the Baselworld watch fair, held in Spring each year, many of the biggest watch brands unveil their new watches and in some cases you will find great products for watch fans who look for budget-friendly timepieces and affordable watches. We present a selection of affordable Baselworld watches. Let us know about your own budget-friendly Baselworld watches in the comments section of this post! … [Read more...]


Watch Insider’s Top 10 Chronographs for 2014

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As we approach the end of 2014, I have started assembling my annual Top 10 Watches list in various categories for my blog, Watch-Insider.com. First up are my favorite new chronograph watches that debuted this year. … [Read more...]


Watch Insider’s Top 10 Affordable Watches for Men

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From my blog, Watch-Insider.com, here is my list of the top 10 men's watches that represent the most excellent value for price. 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 the best watch brands.  … [Read more...]


24 Watches for the Budget-Minded

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Affordable watches and budget-friendly timepieces are among the most popular products when it comes to starting or expanding a watch collection. With this experts' list of practical buying guides we're offering some suggestions for watches that won't break the bank. Follow the links below for 24 affordable watches you can (and should) buy in the near future. … [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...]


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...]


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...]