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Alpina 18K Solid Rose Gold “Startimer” Big Pilot Manufacture Movement. Ltd Ed.

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Apina

18K Solid Rose Gold “StarTimer Pilot” with 100%
In-house Manufacture Automatic Movement. Limited
Edition



Size: large size men’s watch measuring 44mm
in diameter.

Featuring completely
in-house, and EXTREMELY RELIABLE AND ROBUST, Alpina
A710 movement.
Beautifully
decorated
movement with
Cote-de-Geneve
pattern. Innovative rotor
and winding mechanism.

Dial: black dial with luminous / rose gold
markers and luminous hands.

Functionality: Central Sweeping second, date at
6’O clock.

Current production model. It is featured on
Alpina’s website

It is
a hefty piece weighing approximately 134 grams – that’s a lot
of gold.

100% Brand new, comes complete with all box and
papers as shown.

This is a historically iconic design,
and is important in 
Alpina‘s history as an instrument manufacture
for pilots, in the 1920’s.

This is the very
top of the line 
Alpina. Do not confuse it
with the regulator Alpina line. The finishing on the gold
case is exquisite, and exhibits interlacing of brushed and
high-polish. The dial is a beautiful black dial with
sun-ray finishing – matches very well with the rose gold
case.

 
Current retail for $14999. Entirely
Sold out
.

I think it is a
great value at this price. Considering the expensive gold
materials, the size of the watch, the amount of finishing
on the case and the in-house movement. It is limited
edition of 888
, and Apina has produced only around
200 so far, due to the high production costs. I think 
Alpina has priced
the watch too low given the amount of cost put into the
watch. Therefore, this model is very rarely discounted.

This piece closely resembles the look and feel of the IWC
Big Pilot Rose Gold, but at a fraction of the price.





his is the press
release from Alpina, for the 18K RG StarTimer Pilot:

The Swiss Watch Manufacturer Alpina Geneve, with
its Manufacture in Plan-les-Ouates, Geneva is proud to
introduce the beautiful Alpina Startimer Pilot
Manufacture watch in 18K Rose Gold. The Alpina Startimer Pilot
Collection is a highly attractive range of contemporary
timepieces, inspired by original Alpina designs from
the 1920s and 30s. During two decades, Alpina Watch
International was known as a specialized manufacturer and
official supplier of military watches, utilized by pilots.

These early
aviation pioneers had strict requirements: their instruments
had to be extremely precise and provide ultimate shock
resistance. In addition, Alpina pilot’s watches
were mostly equipped with an anti-magnetic case, a
high-contrast dial with oversized luminous numerals and
luminous hands for instant readability.

The clean design of the Alpina Startimer Pilot
was clearly inspired by the company’s past: a generous 44
mm, anti-reflective satin-finished 18K Rose Gold case, mat
black dial with oversized white luminous numerals, a
glare-free sapphire crystal and a signature red Alpina-triangle on the second hand are
the key features. To further improve user-friendliness and
comfort of the Alpina Startimer
Pilot, an original solution was found to secure the leather
strap: it closes on the front side of the wrist, not on the
reverse or lower sides, hereby resembling the vintage
leather straps of the past. A newly designed metal bracelet
is available too, and fits on all versions.

The movement
is designed and developed entirely in the manufacture’s
workshops in Plan-les-Ouates, Geneva, and features an
automatic winding mechanism incorporating Alpina’s trademark rotor – a salute to
Straub & Co., the designers of Alpina’s first automatic calibre of
1945, cal. 582. After considerable investments in technical
know-how and, most importantly, a highly motivated team of
experts, Alpina’s ambition of manufacturing a new
bespoke in-house calibre was accomplished.



Shipping:



This item will be shipped within the
United States at a shipping cost of $75. International
shipping is $105. It includes full
insurance, which can be a
bit high given the high value of of the item. However, the
insurance value is accurately reflected and I am not making
a
single cent on the insurance.



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