Along with FC, Alpina also released the smart watch this year. But the two impressive models were the Heritage Pilot MK III and Tribute to Alpina KM.
Tribute to Alpina KM
This historic German Kriegsmarine model is hard to find in a “non-franken” condition. 2015 tribute model does a good job in capturing the vintage spirit albeit in a more modern size and way. The case is 41.5mm and the slightly raised bottle-cap-top sapphire crystal gives it that vintage acrylic crystal appearance. The cream dial and light colored applied numerals also add to the vintage appeal. It is powered by the in-house AL/FC 710 movement.
Heritage Pilot MK III
This is a limited edition hand winding Pilots (1883 pieces). It is a massive 50mm and comes with a hunters case and a massive crown. Surprisingly, it does not pinch or is uncomfortable on the wrist, since it is very flat. It comes with a screw-in crown. The numbers have a bright green “vintage” lume, but the radial flip may be annoying for some of us.
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