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Alpina Alpiner Quartz GMT Watches Review

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To the delight of avid travellers and continent hoppers, Alpina have announced the release of their new Alpina Alpiner Quartz GMT watch which see’s their iconic Alpiner collection with a fantastic dual-time function. The collection’s classic styling and sporty aesthetics follow in the footsteps of its predecessors with two choices of dial colour, stainless steel bracelet or leather strap, all available to purchase from only £795.

Like all the Alpina watches before them, the new Alpina Alpiner Quartz GMT watches have a firm focus on legibility and performance. The stunning colour-coded bezel ensures a simple yet innovative way to distinguish between day and night, removing any need for a separate day and night display on the dial which would only spoil the clean lines of the design. The classic-looking dial remains very much Alpina with simplicity and legibility at its core. Available in navy or dark grey with a sunray pattern, the dials boast instant readability with applied white luminous indexes and hand polished silver colour hands with luminous treatment.

The date display on the Alpina Alpiner Quartz GMT watches has been moved from 6 o’clock to 3 o’clock to bring some aesthetic balance to the dial while the aperture itself is darkened in black for legibility. By adjusting these elements, the watch makes space for the Alpiner Quartz GMT’s 100 metre water resistance guarantee, a feature which makes the watch ideally suited to nautical and marine activities. The star of the show, the white colour GMT hand with red arrow pointer keeps track of a second-time zone following the 24-hour increments on the engraved bezel. The pointer can be easily moved forwards or backwards, allowing you to adjust to local time in a matter of seconds.

Powering the central hands for hours, minutes, seconds and GMT and the date display at 3 o’clock is a Swiss made quartz movement providing up to 4 years of precision timekeeping. While many may call out for the allure of a mechanical movement, the reliability and accuracy of the AL-247 quartz calibre makes perfect sense for a trusty travelling companion. Plus, it allows the new Alpina Alpiner Quartz GMT collection to remain affordable without any sacrifice on performance or functionality.

The quartz movement is kept housed within an elegant 42m stainless steel case available in a satin or polished finish. The bevelled body also features the bi-directional bezel with 24-hour scale, a screw-retrained crown assisting its 100 metre water resistance, sapphire crystal glass with anti-reflective treatment and a stunning screw down case back engraved with a breathtaking image of the Alps which beautifully recalls the Swiss manufacturer’s origins. For those leaning towards the navy blue dial, you can choose from a steel bracelet or a perforated leather strap while those tempted by the grey dial have an easy decision with a classic steel bracelet.

Perfect for any travel enthusiast, the Alpina Alpiner Quartz GMT watches make contacting friends and family, arranging meetings and simply readjusting your biological clock at the end of a long journey all that easier. The exquisite aesthetics and high performing quartz movement are another bonus. You can order all three variations of the Alpina Alpiner Quartz GMT watch at C W Sellors today available with free delivery and interest free finance options.

Specifications: Alpina Alpiner Quartz GMT Watches (AL-247GB4E6B, AL-247NB4E6, AL-247NB4E6B)

  • Case Size: 42mm
  • Case Material: Stainless steel
  • Bezel: Bi-directional with luminous markers
  • Glass: Sapphire crystal with anti-reflective treatment
  • Case Back: Screw down with engraving
  • Crown: Screw in
  • Water Resistance: 100 metres
  • Movement: AL-247 quartz
  • Functions: Hours, minutes, seconds, date, GMT
  • Battery Life: 45 months
  • Dial: Navy or dark grey with sunray decoration, luminous indexes ad hands
  • Strap: Perforated leather or steel bracelet
  • RRP: £795 (Leather), £895 (Metal Bracelet)