The Alpiner line is the essential timepiece for the gentleman "alpinist" who values understated elegance but does not want to compromise on intrinsic watchmaking content. The back of the 41.5mm case features the engraving of the iconic Alpina "3 summits" symbol, representing the Jungfrau, the Monch and the Eiger. The Alpine brand signature since 1883.
ALPINA AL-525 AUTOMATIC CALIBER
SCRATCH-RESISTANT SAPPHIRE CRYSTAL "GLASSBOX"
ENGRAVED CASE BACK
The story of Alpina was originally brought to life when Swiss watch making visionary Gottlieb Hauser founded the "Alpina Swiss Watchmakers Corporation," and in doing so united the leading Swiss independent watchmakers, who became known as the "Alpinists."
Initially, the Corporation was developed to optimize the manufacturing of movements and timepieces by forming a federating of cooperating manufacturers and suppliers, but Alpina soon started developing and producing in-house calibres and chronometers. In 1901, the trademark "Alpina" was registered and appeared for the first time on high-end calibres and watches produced by Gottlieb Hauser.
In the 1920s, Alpina was already being sold in over 2,000 outlets worldwide, an exceptional figure for those days. It is no exaggeration to say that Alpina was one of the first leading manufacturers of Swiss watches.
Today, the ideals and innovation upon which Alpina was founded are still alive in our Geneva manufacture, where we make professional sport watches to the most exacting horological standards.