The Worldtimer Wrist Watch by Alpina

By Paul Joseph

Earlier this year, Swiss watchmakers Alpina launched a new limited edition timepiece featuring a rotating ring inscribed with the names of 24 cities, representing all the world’s major time zones.

Limited to 8,888 pieces, the Alpina Worldtimer wrist watch is a new addition to the brand’s Alpina Aviation collection and boasts a 44mm stainless steel 2-piece case.

Priced at $3,450 - substantially lower than most world-time watches – the new model was developed in a collaboration with Cessna, a leading manufacturer of business jets and other light and midsize aircraft, and PrivatAir, an international provider of chartered airline service for VIPs.

The watch’s easy-to-use world-time function can be amended by turning the crown to move the outer disk until the city representing the user’s home time zone is at 12 o’clock. You can then check the times in different time zones by consulting how the cities on the outer disk match up with the hours on the inner disk.

Other notable features include Alpina’s in-house Caliber AL-718 movement with 26 jewels, a black leather crocodile strap, 48-hour power reserve and water resistance to 10 ATM.

Alpina are one of the oldest luxury watchmakers on the market, with a history stretching back over 125 years.

By Paul Joseph