Inspired by the Alpina watches of the 1930s and 1940s, the new KM-710 shares many of the same design elements as the original, but with modern updates. As one might expect, the watch has been recreated for today's watch enthusiast. The diameter has been increased and the movement is now Alpina's in-house 710. One will also note the addition of a central second hand, whereas the previous version had a seconds subdial at 6 o'clock.
Alpina 710 automatic movement
Ref. No. AL-710KMV4E6
Brown leather strap
Hours, minutes, seconds, date
To keep the design consistent across the watches, the subdial at 6 remains, however it now indicates the date. I appreciate the size they chose for the watch, a conservative 41.5mm in a sector of the watch industry typically dominated by large watches. While there are smaller options available (Bell & Ross makes some smaller, attractive pilot-style watches such as the Vintage BRs) companies such as Breitling, whose watches tend to be rather large, dominate the segment. I kinda got off track there, but I think you still got the idea. The KM-710 looks like a fantastic watch and I'm looking forward to seeing what else Alpina will offer in 2016.