Alpina

  • Swiss Watch Makers Announce An Activity Tracking System Designed To Hide Inside Fancy Watches

    Swiss Watch Makers Announce An Activity Tracking System Designed To Hide Inside Fancy Watches

    If you’ve been wondering how Switzerland was going to react to the coming of the Apple Watch, ponder no more: two smaller luxury watch companies, Alpina and Frederique Constant, have added electronic components to otherwise staid analog watches, essentially turning a fancy timepiece into a sort of mechanical Fitbit. The platform, called Manufacture Modules Technologies or MMT, is… Read More

  • Alpina Introduces the Startimer Pilot

    I’ve been following Alpina for years now and I’ve always been fascinated if not a little off-put by their styling. Finally, howeover, we have a chrono that’s actually worth a second look. This is the Startimer Pilot running an in-house automatic movement, the AL-860. It will be on sale this year alongside the AL-950, the Startimer Pilot Regulator that they’re most… Read More

  • Alpina Manufacture Regulator Watch Review

    Alpina makes sporty but classic watches. “What does that mean” you say? Well allow me to explain. The design of Alpina watches has always aroused my curiosity. While they hold themselves as makers of “wild, extreme,… Xtreme!” watches, they actually take much more influence from more simple classic timepieces. Which is an interesting concept when people are trying… Read More