The Alpina 130 – Celebrating 130 years of watchmaking
Important anniversaries call for big celebrations. Alpina has always had a tradition of marking major milestones in the life of the brand by introducing a special model, and this year is certainly no exception.
The new Alpina 130 is an elegant, yet resolutely modern aviator watch in its functionalities and technical conception, inspired by a classic design from the beginning of the last century. The Alpina 130 range is as visually balanced, as it is technologically avant-garde, a future classic.
Shared features but unfailingly individual designs
Each model in the Alpina 130 range shares a number of features. All are driven by the AL-860 caliber, offering unrivalled accuracy, precision and durability. Functions include hours, minutes, seconds and a “Bi-compax” chronograph, modified by Alpina, as well as telemeter and tachymeter functions. A particularity of the Alpina 130 is the “Glass Box” construction of the sapphire crystal, homage to the watch design of the beginning of the last century.
The 41.5 mm stainless steel case features a transparent case-back, revealing the finely “Fish scales” decorated movement with blue screws. Each watch in the range is water resistant to 50 meters below sea level.
The first watch in the Alpina 130 range pays true homage to Alpina’s proud past. The lustrous silvered dial offers a rich, easy-on-the-eye background to the hand-applied nickel Arabic numerals and the blued hands. The elegant, yet robust, appearance is enhanced by the decorated chronograph pushers and the dial design inspires visions of a vintage cockpit display. A rich dark brown genuine leather strap with white stitches completes the “habillage” of the watch.
This model is a virtual negative image of the first. The anthracite dial offers a striking contrast to the hand-applied nickel Arabic numerals, and the black genuine leather strap gives it a definitely masculine look.
The AL-860S4H5 and the AL-860B4H5
For these two models the stainless steel cases are plated in yellow gold. The AL-860S4H5 compliments the gold case with a beautiful silver dial and gleaming hand-applied gold plated Arabic numerals. The AL-860B4H5, on the other hand, takes visual contrast to a whole new level. The gold plated case surrounds a striking black dial, which in turn provides the perfect background to the hand-applied gold plated Arabic numerals. The first model comes with the dark brown genuine leather strap, while a black genuine leather strap completes the second.
Finally, each model in the new Alpina 130 range is presented in a unique, beautifully designed wooden gift box featuring the historic Alpina logo. For those who find true passion in the elegance of early day’s aviation, the Alpina 130 is the watch of choice.