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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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this way you can bid with the peace of mind and with
confidence
that your identity is not exposed to harm.

Disclaimers

  • Water Resistance - We do not guarantee the water resistance of any watch. Although we may pressure test a watch prior to being shipped, we do not guarantee any watch to be waterproof or water resistant and do not cover any water issues under any type of warranty. One of the reasons is because there are too many life factors that can contribute to a watch not being water resistant anymore. Statistically, this applies to even the most careful of watch wearers ...
  • Box and Papers - All box and papers do is guarantee the box and papers are authentic. The bad guys know that people put trust into original papers so by putting genuine papers with a fake watch allows them to pull off a scam...and when the buyer finds out down the road the watch was fake, the scammer is long gone. The only way to check authenticity is by having the watch checked. As with most preowned watches, the original box and/or papers are not available because they were not retained by the original owner. ...
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  • International Bidders - Most countries charge customs duties taxes and fees on items being imported from the USA. You are responsible to know your Country's importing laws and taxes. The Buyer pays ALL import duties taxes and fees. These charges are the buyer’s responsibility. ...

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Condition Grading Scale

  • Brand New [10]

    New. Perfect condition and never worn. The watch has the original manufacture’s protective plastic (if applicable). It comes with original box and papers. It is working properly, keeping very good time.

  • Never Worn [9.8 to 9.9]

    New. Perfect condition and never worn. The watch has the original manufacture’s protective plastic (if applicable). It may or may not come with original box or papers. It is working properly, keeping very good time.

  • Super Mint Condition [9.7 to 9.8]

    Perfect. Looks never worn. As close to new as you can get for a preowned watch. This is the equivalent of a new watch that does not have the original manufacture’s protective plastic (if applicable). If you remove the protective plastic from a brand new watch, and have not yet worn the watch, it is now in Super Mint Condition. It may or may not come with original box or papers. It is working properly, keeping very good time.

  • Mint Condition [9.5 to 9.7]

    Near perfect. Looks like new on the wrist. Signs of wear are only visible with a loupe. The band has no stretch or wear. The watch is working properly, keeping very good time.

  • Super Excellent Condition [8.5 to 9.5]

    Super nice. Very light signs of wear. Watches with the original band will have minimal stretch between the links. The watch is working properly, keeping very good time.

  • Excellent Condition [7.0 to 8.5]

    Nice. Signs of normal careful wear. Watches with the original band will have moderate stretch between the links. Some older watches with the original band may have more than moderate stretch. The watch is working properly, keeping good time, but may gain or lose up to 30 seconds over 24 hours (unless the watch has been serviced).

  • Fair Condition [5.0 to 7.0]

    Fair. Signs of heavy wear. Watch may have a few dings, nicks, or deep scratches The band has severe stretch between the links. The watch is working, but may gain or lose a few minutes over 24 hours (unless the watch has been serviced).

  • Poor Condition [Less than 5]

    Poor. Signs of extreme heavy wear, damage, or abuse. Major cosmetic and/or mechanical flaws that directly affect the integrity of the watch. The watch may be missing parts and/or may not run at all. We do not recommend this watch to be worn in this condition. Requires a lot of work to be made wearable.

    This timepiece is most suitable for:

    • A watchmaker looking for a “parts” watch so they can use the “usable” parts to service or restore their customer’s watches.
    • A buyer that is looking for a challenging “fixer upper” watch. A speculative timepiece. They understand that lot of work must be done to this watch to be made wearable.
    • A buyer that is looking to replace a “lost” or “family heirloom” watch that in this condition. For many people, a Rolex is so much more than just a timepiece.

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