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.
This timepiece is also the first edition within the new Alpina Racing Collection. With a generous diameter of 47mm, the matte black stainless steel watch features a black dial with red and silver elements. The raised white and luminous indexes ensure visibility, even during the nighttime hours of the race. The chronograph features a 12-hour counter in the lower half of the dial. To highlight this feature, a subtle red ‘12’ symbolizes the finish line. The watch also shows time and date, and it offers a GMT function. Both front and back crystals are sapphire.
To commemorate the 58th race, the Alpina 12 Hours of Sebring Automatic Chrono GMT will be issued in a limited and numbered run of 158 pieces worldwide. Alpina will premiere the watch at the Gallery of Legends VIP Area at the track on Saturday, March 20.
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