A watch inspired by aviation
The Alpina Startimer Pilot Heritage Automatic Chronograph remains in memory as a unique watch. The discreet grey colour of the dial with its sunray effect sets it apart from other black and white "Flieger" watches. In particular, the size and proportions of the elements on the dial make this watch exceptional. The 12 o'clock position is particularly elegant. On pilot's watches, a triangle with two dots is usual at this point. Alpina uses the company logo instead. This detail emphasises the character of the watch as an instrument for pilots, but at the same time lends it originality and independence.
The Arabic numerals of the Alpina Startimer Pilot Heritage Automatic Chronograph are very slender and distinctive. The SuperLumiNova coating makes the dial easy to read even in the dark. The dial is surrounded by a raised chapter ring with a printed minute track. The hour markings on the poles of the dial range from the raised chapter ring to the grey surface. They are twice as high as the Arabic markings, and the resulting depth effect is impressive. As a Bicompax Chronograph, the totalisers are located on the dial at three o'clock and nine o'clock. The running seconds are at nine o'clock and the 30-minute totaliser is at three o'clock. Gottlieb Hausern founded the Swiss watch manufacturer Alpina in 1883. High-quality, extremely precise watches are still the company's trademark today. To this day, each movement is assembled by hand in the company's own manufactory by a team of highly qualified watchmakers.