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 famous for.
I love the aesthetic here. It’s clean, clear, and to-the-point. After wearing a black-on-black Alpina for a while, I’m glad they’ve gone a bit more traditional.
No pricing, but expect the chrono to hit the $5,000 mark.