For those watch collectors who can appreciate the skill and dedication involved in the manufacturing of a mechanical movement, craftsmanship doesn’t get any more refined than an automatic Alpina watch. Each innovation is designed, engineered, conceived and built completely in-house from start to finish, not to mention having been subject to rigorous quality testing before being considered reliable enough for gracing the wrists of the most enthusiastic of watch collectors. Automatic Alpina watches have progressed over the years. The company is constantly on the look-out for new technological processes. Laser-guided machines, computers, microscopes and nano technology are investments that are all part of the engineering process of a mechanical movement at Alpina. This high-tech equipment assists the modern watchmaker with the skills he or she needs in order to implement a reliable heart at the centre of each Alpina watch.
Alpina’s team of expert designers, artisans and engineers are all part of a family that share the same drive and passion in the art of watchmaking. Together their vision for the future has not only allowed the company to excel forwards in the creation of their automatic movements, but also their design. The Alpina Startimer, Seastrong and Alpiner are all iconic watch designs that we feature amongst our collections here at Berry's. Although equipped with a mixture of quartz and automatic movements, the ethos behind the manufacturing of each Alpina watch is as loyal as ever. These watches must be built to deliver precision to the wrist no matter what the challenge ahead may be. The case constructions must be durable and shock resistant as well as being able to protect the movement at the centre of the case from factors such as debris, heat and moisture.
Whilst the calibre of an Alpina watch beats effortlessly at the centre of the watch, a selection of the finest quality materials have been used to enhance performance. A sapphire crystal glass front acts as a protective canopy over the top of the dial – it’s anti-reflective and scratch resistant properties further preserving the beauty of what lies beneath. Luminescent coated central hands and hour numerals are used in some of the designs like the Seastrong Diver models and the Startimer Pilot watches for enhancing readability in low-light conditions.
The Alpina Alpiner 41.5mm black model from our collection is the perfect example of an automatic watch which combines elegance and performance in equal balance. The design of the chronograph dial is sporty and technical-looking, whilst a black leather strap keeps the timepiece looking stylish and understated for everyday use. The chronograph movement offers second, minute and hour functions – all of which are facilitated by polished pushers at 2 and 4 o’clock on the bezel, and of course, a date aperture is always a welcomed feature for those who like to keep on track of all those important occasions throughout the year.
As an official stockist of automatic Alpina watches here at Berry’s, our skilled sales team are always on hand to offer their knowledge on the brand along with any additional details on any of the Alpina watches featured within our collections.