Alpina Celebrates Its 140th Anniversary With New Extreme Auto, Regulator Auto And The Debut Of An Integrated Bracelet
Alpina, which celebrates its 140th anniversary this year, presents for the first time a watch with an integral steel bracelet and the models chosen to receive this important update are the Alpiner Extreme Automatic and the Alpiner Extreme Regulator Automatic.
Let’s start with the Extreme Automatic which, in addition to the integrated bracelet, receives a new variant with a grey dial that joins the previous blue version that came with a rubber strap, although now it comes with a slightly lighter shade.
On the outside, it wears a 41mm diameter and 11.5mm thick steel case with a lug-to-lug distance of 42.5mm, a screw-down crown at 3 o’clock, a screwed case back with sapphire crystal and 200m of water resistance.
The textured dial comes with applied hour markers and hands filled with lume, a centre seconds hand with a red counterbalance and framed date window.
Inside operates the Caliber AL-525 based on Sellita SW200-1 that comes with a Black coated rotor, operating at 28,800 Vph and offering up to 38 hours of power reserve.
The new Alpiner Extreme Automatic can be purchased for a price of €1,995.
Another novelty that Alpina presents is two limited editions of the Extreme Regulator Automatic model, which differs from the Extreme model by having two sub-dials, a running seconds at 6 o’clock and an hour sub-dial at 10 o’clock, which join the centre minute hand on the dial.
One of the new variants features a blue dial and grey subdials and is attached to a steel bracelet, while the second variant comes with a black dial and subdials and is attached to a rubber strap matching the tone of the dial.
On the outside, the new Extreme Regulator comes in a steel case identical to the Extreme model, with the same 41mm diameter and 42.5m of lug-to-lug distance except for its 12mm thickness, which is fatter by 0. 5mm than the Extreme.
Inside, they are equipped with the 31-jewel Caliber AL-650 automatic movement, also based on the Sellita, which operates at the same 28,800 Vph and offers up to 38 hours of power reserve as the Extreme model.
Each of the variants is limited to 888 pieces and can be purchased for the prices of €2,150 and €2,450 for the black and blue variants respectively.