The Alpina Watch Startimer Pilot Camouflage Review
Tuesday - 12 April 2016
To own a truly exclusive timepiece that is rare and unique is a beautiful, special moment. To secure a watch to your wrist safe in the knowledge that only a select few individuals have the privilege to share the same experience is enlightening. Those who have encountered the Alpina Watch Startimer Pilot Camouflage Special Edition are intrigued by the exclusivity that boasts only five editions available in the UK - 100 worldwide; a rare limitation that brings an air of individuality and originality to the memorable timepiece.
The new addition to the Startimer collection embraces a strong military influence with the camouflage dial that is framed by the stainless steel case with black PVD coating. Three black chronometers leap from the army printed dial interrupting the oversized number counters leaving the rectangular indices to easily tell the time. The beige hour and minute oval hands remind spectators of army aircraft propellors that are echoed in a smaller size on the three counters confirming the military influence. A large date display proudly sits at 6 o’clock completing the design of the dial effortlessly. The Cordura high resistance technical fabric strap contributes to the army inspiration that fuelled the Alpina design team. Once secured to the wrist the breathtaking dial design can be viewed through a scratch-resistant sapphire crystal glass realising the beauty of the piece. With a water resistance of up to 10 ATM, a large 44mm diameter dial and a battery life of 48 months the new edition is prepared for it’s next military operation.
Alpina’s army inspired special edition is a unique piece that 5 UK residents can wear with pride; a rare instrument that holds reliability, precision, legibility and functionality as vital qualities of a pilot watch that undergoes extreme conditions in the military profession.