Monday, November 4, 2013

Alpina Sailing Yachttimer Countdown Watch

Alpina builds further on its Sailing collection with the Yachttimer Countdown. The first unmistakable sign that this is a serious sailing watch is the countdown window from 0 to 4 that runs into a fluorescent START indicator when the action begins. Because it's the seconds that count when racing, the triangular seconds hand stands out in fluorescent orange. The hour and minute hands make their mark too in luminescent white. The unidirectional sapphire compass bezel is graduated over 360°. The transparent back allows an amazing view of the complex AL-880 calibre while the rubber strap is made to withstand the elements. The Yachttimer Countdown is as much at home skimming the waves as down at the yacht club.


Movement
Mechanical automatic, AL-880 calibre, black PVD rotor
Functions
Hours, minutes, seconds and "Yachttimer" countdown
Case
Stainless steel, 44 mm Unidirectional rotating bezel with 360° graduation Sapphire crystal front and back Water-resistant to 300 m (30 ATM/1000 ft)
Dial
Black Countdown window from 0 to 4 and fluorescent START indicator between 12 and 3 o'clock Luminescent white hour and minute hands Fluorescent orange seconds hand
Bracelet/strap
Black rubber, also proposed with mesh or metal bracelet

Alpina Press