By TLex Here's Alpina's regatta watch, the ALPINA Extreme Sailing, first seen at Basel 2011. Whilst not a diver per se it does have a number of diving attributes: a 300m water-resistant case with a rotational bezel and screwdown crown and caseback. It is also offered on a black rubber divers strap or a solid link steel or mesh bracelet. Click to see Alpina's dedicated DIVER . . .
From ALPINA Swiss Watch Manufacturer Alpina Genève is proud to announce branding of a Swan 80 participating in various yacht regattas in the Mediterranean in 2012. The Alpina Swan has recently raced in the Palmavella and will race in the Loro Piani and Giraglia regattas in June. Later this year, the Alpina Swan will race in the Voiles des St. Tropez and the Middle Sea Race regattas.
Various regatta sponsorships are activities to support the Alpina Sailing Collection. Its star product is an automatic chronograph with regatta start function. Alpina developed this regatta caliber AL-880 in-house, based on the Sellita SW500 chronograph movement. The caliber is encapsulated in a stainless steel 30 ATM water-resistant case with rotating bezel. Currently, Alpina is the only watchmaker offering such an easy to read automatic regatta caliber. The watch has a RRP of 2350 Euro.
In addition to the regatta version, Alpina offers another attractively priced version the Alpina Sailing Automatic with 3 hands and a date window, with similar case and dial design. All Alpina Sailing timepieces are available on rubber strap, metal bracelet or metal mesh bracelet, for absolute comfort and security in the most extreme situations.