Alpina Watches Alpiner Manufacture is a Modern Classic
For all the attention that we (and others) foist upon watches with whimsical, Avant Garde designs, sometimes you just want a simple, no-nonsense piece of mechanical wrist candy. Geneva-headquartered Alpina watches (not to be confused with the factory-endorsed BMW upgrader of the same name) has announced what looks to be a run-of-the-mill heritage-inspired watch called the Alpiner Manufacture. But a closer examination reveals there’s a lot more to it than that.
The 41.5 mm stainless steel round case houses a pleasant cream-colored face that features a day-of-the-month sub-dial located at the 6 o’clock position on the main dial. Both dials are driven by Alpina’s own AL-710 automatic caliber movement, and there’s a handsome dark brown leather strap to affix it to your arm. Doesn’t sound terribly modern or exotic, does it?
Well, that all changes when you flip the Alpiner Manufacture onto its back. There you’ll find the window that lets you see the rear of the movement, with its blue anodized screws, perlage circular graining and rhodium-finished cocks and bridges. No bad at all for a suggested retail price of roughly $2,850, if you ask us.
Source: Alpina watches