Plaza Watch International - - Display Case -

The in­spi­ra­tion for the Alpina Star­timer Pi­lot au­to­matic col­lec­tion is clearly rooted in Alpina’s his­tory, which be­gan with the sup­ply of mil­i­tary avi­a­tion watches to con­ti­nen­tal air forces. The lat­est ‘Sun­star’ model how­ever boasts a more el­e­gant spec­i­fi­ca­tion in its de­sign. At the col­lec­tion’s core is its pri­mary theme of pro­fes­sion­al­ism and pre­ci­sion in func­tion­al­ity, which is the brand’s way of stay­ing true to what the company orig­i­nally spe­cialised in. The re­quire­ments of an avi­a­tion watch are il­lus­trated in the prac­ti­cal­ity of the lat­est time­piece with its char­ac­ter­is­ti­cally large lu­mi­nous nu­mer­als, 44mm stain­less steel case and cloudy grey dial to en­sure ab­so­lute clar­ity of read­abil­ity. Th­ese clas­sic as­pects of avi­a­tion de­sign are car­ried in the Sun­star and yet this model has un­der­gone a slight makeover, per­haps with the aim of mak­ing it more el­e­gant and suit­able for any man’s wrist at any time. It has in­cor­po­rated added bonus de­tails by pay­ing at­ten­tion to fine de­tails on the dial fin­ish­ing, ap­plied nu­mer­als and the min­utes ring. To top off this beau­ti­fully sim­ple, highly prag­matic watch is the sneak peek through the anti-re­flec­tive sap­phire crys­tal case­back, which opens up the doors to see the artistry of the move­ment.

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