Unveiled in 1963, the Alpiner Comtesse collection combined the worlds of Alpine sport and the elegant timepieces of yesteryear
The new Alpiner Comtesse Sport Quartz from Alpina is the latest watch in a long evolution. The Alpina brand, the experts in Alpine-inspired watches, was founded in 1883. Some years later, in the 1920s, it launched its first ladies’ collection, in a move that was way ahead of its time.
The new Alpiner Comtesse Sport Quartz now brings this bold union up to date with a decidedly contemporary take on the watch. Firmly anchored in the new millennium, the Alpiner Comtesse Sport Quartz fuses the strong, elegant lines of its forebears with the very latest in Quartz technology to provide almost four years of absolute precision.
Its sporty lines, based on the Avalanche Extreme collection (2011), can now be seen on three steel cases, each with a diameter of 36.5 mm. The first model evokes the Alpine glaciers that provided the inspiration for Alpina – a steel bracelet and bezel and a silver dial, index and hands, with the striking red triangle of Alpina’s logo recalling the summits of its Alpine origins.
The second model features the famous blue Alpina hue. This colour way, shifting subtly between blue and turquoise depending on the light, has become synonymous with the brand. It covers the bezel and the dial, contrasting perfectly with the white Arabic numerals and ensuring excellent legibility; a factor of paramount importance for sports watches.
The third model is the most radical, with its black bracelet, dial and bezel. As with previous models, the markings on the dial are studded with 8 diamonds. Perfectly designed for everyday life, the large luminescent hands and the calendar date at 6 o’clock add the finishing touches to the exceptional, subtle beauty of the Alpiner Comtesse Sport Quartz. The engraved steel case with its depiction of Alpine summits guarantees water resistance up to 60 m. Each timepiece is securely finished with a flexible, durable steel bracelet to fit the most delicate or most adventurous of wrists.
Alpiner Comtesse Sport Quartz
Functions: Hours, minutes, seconds, date
Movement: AL-240 caliber, quartz
45 months battery life
Case: stainless steel 2-parts case
Diameter: 36.5 mm
Blue and white colored markers
Scratch-resistant convex sapphire crystal
Water-resistant up to 6 ATM/60m/190ft
Dial: Blue dial with sunray decoration
Applied silver Arabic numerals and 8 diamonds indexes
Date window at 6 o’clock
Hand-polished silver color with white luminous treatment hours and minutes hands, polished silver color and red Alpina triangle seconds hand
Strap: stainless steel bracelet