|Quick specs Alpina Alpiner 4 GMT Business Timer
Price: CHF 1’850 | approx. $ 1,815 | approx. € 1.665
Size: 44 mm
Reference: AL-550GRN5AQ6 (black) | AL-550SRN5AQ6 (silver)
The new Alpina Alpiner 4 GMT Business Timer offers the Alpina concept of “4” meaning the time piece is anti-magnetic, anti-shock, water-resistant (100 metres) and stainless. About anti-magnetism, the watches are certified according to the ISO 764 norm. This specifies that a watch must resist exposition to a direct current magnetic field of 4 800 A/m without any impact on its accuracy. Regarding the anti-shock properties, the Alpina Alpiner 4 GMT Business Timer certifies to the ISO 1413 standard. Right, it can handle some extreme circumstances.
Did you notice the text on the dial of the Alpina Alpiner 4 GMT Business Timer?
The watch features a 44-millimetre stainless case and is powered by the Alpina AL-550 “Jumping Hour” GMT movement. Unchanged from the model from two years ago. It is Sellita based (SW 200) but was adapted by the Alpina watchmakers. The movement now enables you to independently adjust the hour hand from one hour to another, while the 24-hour hand always displays home time.
The Alpina Alpiner 4 GMT Business Timer comes with a red and blue decorated 24-hour scale indicating business hours on location and home. Or as Alpina refers to it: a “Pepsi” colour scheme. A term linked to the Rolex GMT-Master II and mostly used for watches with a red-blue coloured flange ring or bezel. Two models will debut the Alpina Alpiner 4 GMT Business Timer, a black and a silver dialled version.
Last but not least: what about the bold statement “Ice Legacy Believe – Preserve – Transmit” on the dial? The press release reveals nothing about the remarkable dial text but online the Alpina website tells us something. About Alpina’s partnership with polar explorers Borge Ousland and Vincent Colliard. For their “Ice Legacy” project the two explorers plan to cross the 20 largest glaciers over the next 10 years. This to raise awareness about the importance of preserving the glaciers and ancestral ice. With the dial text Alpina seems to close their end of the deal.
technical data Alpina Alpiner 4 GMT Business Timer
AL-550GRN5AQ6 (black) | AL-550SRN5AQ6 (silver)
Alpina AL-550 (base Sellita SW-200) | Automatic | Frequency: 28,800 vph (4 Hz) | 26 jewels | Anti-Magnetic | ISO764 certified to 4800 A/m | Anti-Shock | Hours, minutes, seconds, date, GMT | Power-reserve: 38 hours
|Case & dial:
44 mm | Stainless steel | Bi-directionnal turning bezel | Sapphire crystal | Black or silver sunray dial with applied luminous indexes | Date window at 3 | Nickel hands with white luminous and Red GMT | Water-resistance: 10 bar / 10 ATM / 100 meters / 330 feet
Black or brown genuine leather strap with red lining
|Price Alpina Alpiner 4 GMT Business Timer:
CHF 1’850 | approx. $ 1,815 | approx. € 1.665