On October 13-14, WatchTime New York, America’s largest luxury watch show, returns to Manhattan’s Gotham Hall (click here for event details and to purchase tickets). A total of 28 watch brands will be exhibiting at the show and will allow guests to not only see but try on the latest models from their collections. Among these exhibitors is Geneva-based sports-watch brand Alpina.
For years, Alpina’s Startimer Pilot model has represented affordable luxury in the popular category of aviation-inspired watches. The new Startimer Pilot Quartz GMT, one of the watches the brand will showcase at the event, brings even more affordability as it is equipped with a Swiss quartz movement. Outwardly, all the famed aviation design codes remain: for good readability, the watch’s dial features oversized, luminous Arabic numerals and a red-and-white GMT hand. The local time and the time in a second time zone are indicated either a two tone dial — with a 24-hour scale contrasted to indicate day and night time — or on an all-black dial. The GMT function can be adjusted with the crown.
The 42-mm case is available in stainless steel or in black PVD-treated steel. To make the watch even more individual, wearers can combine their case of choice with different colored nylon straps. Prices start at 550 Swiss francs (about $570).