Alpina Startimer Pilot Automatic Watch Review
Friday - 24 November 2017
As experts in aviation, its no surprise that Alpina launch four new models that meet the high expectations of a pilot watch. With beautiful finishing details, performance excellence and an elegant aesthetic the new additions to the Alpina Startimer Collection strikes the perfect balance between style and functionality.
The Startimer Pilot Automatic is the result of a legendary aviation heritage. Alpina is well known for supplying military aviation watches to continental air forces, for the first fifty years of the past century. Extreme precision, shock resistance, anti-magnetic cases, highly contrasting dials and luminous coating were features that the Alpina pilot watches met with ease and remain priorities in their current designs.
Launching in 2011, the success of the Startimer Pilot collection has earned a reputation in the industry becoming a highly recognisable professional pilot watch in its field. The four new additions encompass all the pilot features that the Startimer series is highly praised for. Each member of the collection features slightly different styles offering variety for pilot watch enthusiasts. Choose from either a titanium-coloured stainless steel 44mm case with a stunning matte dark grey dial or a stainless steel or rose gold-plated frame with a matte dark blue or white watch face.
To enhance readability and to create a striking contrast the lighter shades feature grey outlined applied indices whereas the darker dials boast white oversized numerals and markers. The propeller hands and indices are luminous to optimise legibility in restricted lighting. The Alpina signature red triangle sits at 12 o’clock and circles the dial at the end of the seconds’ hand. A date display is positioned at 3 o’clock to finish the neatly arranged, highly readable dial beautifully.
The Alpina Startimer Pilot Automatic is an affordable, high quality luxurious design that is accessible to a wide audience who admire the functional yet elegant collection.