Alpina watches holds a rich and esteemed legacy in watchmaking history. Founded in 1883 by watchmaker Gottlieb Hauser to unite various independent Swiss watchmakers, the brand was originally named the Alpina Union Horlogère S.A.
The Alpina Union was originally developed to manufacture movements and timepieces by forming an alliance of cooperating manufacturers and suppliers. The union soon started to develop and produce in-house calibers and chronometers.
By 1901, the Alpina was a registered and trademarked brand appearing on high-end caliber and timepieces. In 1912, Alpina manufactured one of the first true chronometer timepieces at its Glashutte factory. The brand is also the first watchmaker to establish a guarantee for its products, domestically in 1908 and internationally in 1926.
Alpina is most renowned for introducing the world’s first sport watch, The Alpina 4 in 1938 under Hauser’s helm. Hauser revolutionized the concept of this watch type by implementing the four principles for a timepiece to be considered a true Sport watch: anti-magnetic, anti-shock, water-resistant and stainless steel construction.
Alpina today remains an independent watchmaker under the ownership of the Frederique Constant watch company. The brand celebrated its 130th anniversary in 2013 and remains a formidable force in the Swiss watchmaking industry.
You’ll find many men’s and women’s Alpina wristwatches at luxury retailer The Watchery, including the Sebring Men’s Racing Chronograph. This dynamic racing inspired sport timepiece features a round, black ion-plated steel case on a handsome patterned black leather strap and a red lined interior.
The stationary, black PVD coated bezel surrounds the legible black dial with three subdials, luminous hands and hour markers. Features include an automatic date calendar, small-second, 30-minute and 12 hour registers.
A locking screw-down crown and caseback provide water-resistance to 100 meters or 330 feet. Premium Swiss-made quartz movement inside assures you of time-keeping accuracy. Chronograph is 47mm in diameter and 11mm thick.
Complementary delivery is included on all domestic watch purchases at The Watchery.