Alpina Yacht Timer Regatta Countdown Automatic – AL-880LBG4V6 pic courtesy of www.alpina-watches.com
In my opinion, Alpina Watches are the undisputed leaders of making the best sports watches in the world at the most reasonable prices. They have made quite a name for themselves especially in the last six years for conquering the categories of Avitation, Diving, Sailing, Adventure and Racing in the intro luxury watch sector.
Alpina just became the proud winners of the 2014 Heineken Regatta in St Martin. To promote its collection of Sailing Watches, Alpina operates a Swan 82 Feet FD.
In a quote from the Alpina website.
“The most important thing when participating in a regatta is to cross the departure line the instant after the countdown is completed. alpina’s professional sailing watches have been uniquely designed with this objective in mind. Our nautical timepieces feature a mechanical five and 10-minute countdown function, a 360° compass on the bezel and a tactical planner scale on the dial. Also, as befits a true sailor’s watch, Alpina Sailing Collection models are water resistant to 300 metres below sea level.
The development of our Sailing Collection watches was driven by the awe inspiring Extreme 40 Catamaran, a fully carbon fiber racing vessel, designed by Olympic Tornado Catamaran Champion, Yves Loday. We proudly sponsor this magnificent craft, and our collaboration with professional sailors in the conception, precise planning and design stages ensures that our watches conform to the most extreme competition requirements. Make no mistakes.”
In 2012, Alpina launched the ultimate Regatta Timing tool known as the Yacht-Timer Regatta Countdown which indicates remaining minutes before the start of a Regatta with bright blue and orange colors. This watch is at the pinnacle of their sailing collection range. The bold 44 mm stainless steel brushed case and the visibility and contrast of the black dial with bold colors, clearly provides how many minutes remain before a yacht can cross the starting line. This watch comes in specialty packaging and is limited to 8888 pieces for the world.
Alpina raced three regattas around St. Martin and opposite Anguilla. March 7-9, everydy saw a 26-32 nautical miles race, Alpina finished each first, giving it a solid overall first position for the entire regatta
Technical spec of the Alpina Yacht Timer
Regatta CountdownAutomatic AL-880LBG4V6
Scratch-resistant sapphire crystal
Strap or Bracelet Width
Please watch the Alpina video below