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About Alpina

Alpina watches is committed to producing extremely robust sport watches that perform to the highest precision and with the greatest reliability in the most demanding situations. Alpina manufactures watches specifically engineered and built to withstand extreme natural environments, especially at high altitudes and great depths. Their functions, materials and usability are purposely designed to ensure that you accomplish your climbing, flying, diving or sailing missions.

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History of Alpina Watches

In the early 1900’s a group of watchmakers joined forces and made the “Union Horolgere Suisse” in order to purchase and organise their manufacturing of luxury watches. This new union formed the Aplina brand to manufacture quality watches and very quickly Alpina Watches new concept grew and gained accept acceptance.

It was in 1912 that the first Alpina Chronometer Glashutte was finalised and released and this Alpina Watch model competed directly against the very best watch artistry of the day like A Lange & Sohne who even took Alpina watches to court, unsuccessfully.

The Alpina Watch Company continued to do very well until the release of quarts watch movements that had a very bad effect to the whole of the Swiss Watch Industry. Alpina did find it very hard beat the advent of electronic watches.

In 1972 Alina Watch International SA was bought and incorporated with new German investors. In 2002 Alpina Watches was bought by Frederique Constant SA and Alpina Watches was relaunched. Alpina Watches first launched its “4” line in 1928, bringing together it’s four themes, anti-magnetism, anti-shock, water resistance and stainless steel construction.

The Alpina 4 was one of the very first Swiss sports watches to appear, helping to set the tone for following generations. In 2014, Alpina brought this concept back with the introduction of the new Alpiner 4 watches, available in both GMT and chronograph models. The new watches cover all four of the original requirements first set forth in 1938.


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