Not long ago, Alpina introduced to us a new Alpiner Manufacture model.
They equipped the 41.5mm watch with their in-house AL-710 movement. The watch is a cross between modern and vintage. The cream dial, minute track, and numbers marking the hours are all ideas that have a vintage feel. Meanwhile, the movement is anything but old. Instead it represents the new old with 21st-century engineering improving an old piece of technology. The three central hands indicate hours, minutes, and seconds and the date is indicated by a subdial above the 6 o'clock position.
The movement is visible through the caseback and, needless to say, it looks rather sharp. The detail is remarkable with cotes de geneve (stripes) and perlage (circular). Not to mention the blued screws and finely beveled edges. The black rotor, with Alpina's widely-recognized design, wraps everything up. The new watch is priced at CHF 2,790 (or ~$2,850 USD).
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