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Alpina Startimer Pilot Quartz Preview


This year Basel exhibition was quite packed, so we didn’t have a chance to play with some latest releases. Today’s article is dedicated to new watch, which is based on the model from Basel. Yes, this is a new Alpina Startimer Pilot Quartz. Name says it all – fresh release is based on quartz movement, but that’s not, so let’s check it closer.
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Alpina Startimer Pilot Quartz Metal Strap

Classic Design

First of all, design here is kept in classic “borders”. Every feature just screams about its “pilotness”. Well, clean unsophisticated style should remind you of classic fliegers. Alpina Startimer Pilot Quartz still ads a bit more with big red indices at 12, 3, 6 and 9 marks. Another thing to note – smaller case, which measures 42mm here. Even though 2mm might look like small difference, it should be a good advantage for those with thin wrists. Of course, such feature also means less weight on your hand, what can be also appreciated. Alpina plans to offer two versions – stainless steel or black PVD-treated steel. Both look gorgeous, so it will be up to you which one to choose. Note that crown is finished as a large cylinder, not an “onion”-like part as on traditional fliegers. Frontal section is covered with sapphire glass, what should preserve this part from scratches.

Alpina Startimer Pilot Quartz Black with Textile Strap

What’s Inside?

As it was mentioned before, new watch is based on quartz movement. Inside you will find AL-240 movement, which should have 25 months battery life. It’s safe to say that such internals considerably reduced price. Moreover, I shouldn’t mention precision of such movements, right? Alpina Startimer Pilot Quartz is also waterproof up to 100m, so we can count it as a nice everyday watch. As if this wasn’t enough, manufacturer decided to implement anti-magnetic coating, what should come handy.


Alpina Startimer Pilot Quartz White Dial with Textile Strap

Alpina Startimer Pilot Quartz as Worthy Companion

Alpina decided to release this new model with several types of strap. You can expect textile and metal versions to be available. I have to admit that both options look good, and it will be a tough choice. As for the final price, it should be around 500-600 euros, what makes Alpina Startimer Pilot Quartz an interesting option for “everyday nice watch” position. I guess if you count all advantages of this model, it should be even more interesting to check watch in person.

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