At the recently completed BASELWORLD 2015 show in Switzerland, SWISS sport watch maker Alpina announced the new Alpiner 4 Flyback Chronograph watch.
Alpina was founded way back in 1883, and has been a pioneer of the Swiss watchmaking industry for over 130 years. As a premier designer and manufacturer of both wristwatches and pocket-watches, Alpina announced the luxury brand’s first chronograph that developed and produced in-house – the Calibre AL-760. The design utilizes the AL-710 rotor calibre with a balance frequency of 4 Hertz, centre seconds, in addition to a date hand at the 6 o’clock position.
The pressing action of the new Calibre AL-760 is very smooth, as well as both the stopping and resetting operations. Another feature is the column wheel that rotates on bearings that controls the three start, stop and reset functions. The winding rotor also operates in both directions.
The key part in all chronographs is the clutch. Repeating pressing of the start/stop push-piece causes slight pivoting of the clutch lever. The rotations of the chronograph hand are “recorded” by the 30-minute counter at 3 o’clock.
In 1938, when the iconic “Alpina 4” sports watch was introduced, the figure “4” represented four unique characteristics at the same time:
1) – Antimagnetic
2) – Water-resistant “Geneva” case
3) – Incabloc shock protection, and
4) – Use of non-rusting stainless steel for the highly robust case.
The new Alpiner 4 Flyback Chronograph luxury watch by Alpina features a sporty and elegant stainless steel case. There is a screw-down winding and setting crown, plus a scratch-resistant sapphire crystal that measures 45 millimetres in diameter.
You will find a counter at the 3 o’clock position that adds cumulative times up to 30 minutes. At 9 o’clock, the permanent-seconds hand rotates normally. The Super-LumiNova-highlighted dial from Alpina showcases the date hand at the 6 o’clock position. Lastly, the watch hands are luminous at night.
The Alpiner 4 Flyback Chronograph watch can withstand water pressure of up to 10 atmospheres, which is similar to a diving depth of 100 metres. The watch’s crown and push-piece are placed in in a straight line, despite the modular construction. of the calibre AL-760.
The Alpiner 4 Flyback Chronograph wristwatch by Alpina comes in either a stainless steel bracelet or alligator strap.
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