Alpina Watch International SA

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Alpina Watch International SA
File:Alpina logo.png
Aktiengesellschaft
ISIN🆔
IndustryWatch manufacturing
Founded 📆1883 by Gottlieb Hauser
Founder 👔
Headquarters 🏙️,
Geneve
,
Switzerland
Area served 🗺️
Products 📟 Wristwatches
Members
Number of employees
🌐 Websitealpina-watches.com
📇 Address
📞 telephone

Alpina Watches International SA is a manufacturer of luxury watches[citation needed] based in Plan-les-Ouates, Geneva, Switzerland.[1] The company was founded in 1883[2] by Gottlieb Hauser, a watchmaker in Winterthur who founded the Swiss Watchmakers Corporation ("Union Horlogère Suisse").

Chronomètre Alpina Union Horlogère ± 1910

History[edit]

A number of watchmakers joined together as the Union Horlogère Suisse to purchase watch components and organize their manufacturing to develop their own calibres and to enlarge their distribution network.

Named "Régulateur 1883" in reference to the year Alpina was founded, Alpina introduced a new model in 2005. The "regulator" dial is distinguished by having an off-centred hour display at 10 o'clock – an exclusive Alpina feature.[3]

In 2008, Alpina Genève celebrated its 125th anniversary with the inauguration of the first movement to be made entirely in its own workshops.[4][5]

Alpina first introduced its "4" line of sports watches in 1938, bringing together four themes: anti-magnetism, anti-shock, water resistance, and stainless-steel construction. The Alpina 4 was one of the very first Swiss sports watches to appear, helping to set the tone for following generations. In 2014, Alpina brought this concept back with the introduction of the new Alpiner 4 watches, available in both GMT and chronograph models. The new watches cover all four of the original requirements first set forth in 1938.[6][7]


References[edit]

  1. Mike Goulian Alpina Watches
  2. Watch-Wiki:Alpina Watches[user-generated source]
  3. Time
  4. "Swiss Time News 2008". Archived from the original on 23 August 2008. Retrieved September 19, 2008.
  5. "Alpina - A Brand History". Retrieved June 27, 2014.
  6. "Introducing The Alpina Alpiner 4". Retrieved June 27, 2014.
  7. "Introducing The Alpiner 4". Retrieved June 27, 2014.

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