The ALPINA Sailing Yachttimer Countdown
For all sailing and yachting afficionados in general, Alpina is well known brand that develops a lot its sailing collections. New model is Yachttimer Countdown is definitely the model that will be recognized and respected in the world of luxury boats and yachts.
To see that this timepiece is serious yachting instrument you just have to take a look at its countdown window, which special features from 0 to 4. As it is obvious, it runs into a fluorescent START indicator for a higher precision and readability after the action starts.
Triangular seconds hand is made in fluorescent orange as it is the seconds that count when participating to a yacht race .
The hour and minute hands are also perfectly easy to read since they are in luminescent white. (See pictures in the gallery)
The unidirectional sapphire compass bezel is graduated over 360°.
The transparent back of this watch allows you to take a look at the impressive AL-880 calibre.
You will soon figure it on your own that the natural environment of this Alpina model is sea, race and waves more than just a slow tempo of the yachting clubs and marinas.
Price range : 2500 to 4000 Euros
Technical specifications for the Sailing Yachttimer Countdown
Movement: Mechanical automatic, AL-880 calibre, black PVD rotor
Water-resistant to 300m (30 ATM/1000 ft)
Functions: Hours, minutes, seconds and "Yachttimer" countdown
Case: Stainless steel, 44 mm
Unidirectional rotating bezel with 360° graduation
Sapphire crystal front and back
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