Alpina Seastrong Diver Heritage – Hands-On Review

Alpina Seastrong Diver Heritage

After a year ago's novelties I couldn't hold on to return to Frederique Constant and Alpina and examine their current lineup. Again, the company (or I should say: companies) didn't stop to astonish me, the one piece stood apart the most was Alpina's Seastrong Diver Heritage. Not on the grounds that it was anything extraordinary or it had a profound haute horological technical background but ...

Alpina Seastrong Diver Heritage – Hands-On Review

Alpina Seastrong Diver Heritage

After a year ago’s novelties I couldn’t hold on to return to Frederique Constant and Alpina and examine their current lineup. Again, the company (or I should say: companies) didn’t stop to astonish me, the one piece stood apart the most was Alpina’s Seastrong Diver Heritage. Not on the grounds that it was anything extraordinary or it had a profound haute horological technical background but since of unadulterated style. At times this is likewise enough. It has that cool vintage diver look we burrow to such an extent. I think the nearest I at any point felt a re-edition was a hit was when I got the opportunity to survey the Junghans Meister Telemeter . The new Patek Philippe Reviews turned out to be so consistent with the original it was astonishing. We are not talking about very expensive pieces here, obviously, however extraordinary looking usable ordinary Patek Philippe Reviews And the Alpina Seastrong Diver Heritage is such a piece.

The original vintage Alpina Seastrong 10 diver (photograph credit: Gregoriades LocalTime)

When you think of heritage divers and super compressor cased divers in general the main brand that flies in your mind is obviously Longines. Their Legend Diver Patek Philippe Reviews was a particularly incredible achievement if any Patek Philippe Reviews company at any point questioned about r-editions those questions were out of the window right away. Of late an ever increasing number of brands retro their vintage models, some succeed, some fortunately understand this isn’t their game – and surrender it. I’m not too sure if this will be a long living trend yet I take a gander at those models with extraordinary interest. It is no uncertainty super compressor Patek Philippe Reviews are the corner stone to any vintage – diver’s – watch collections. Mike discussed a decent hardly any all around on his week after week #TBT series and now we have one from Alpina. Since they had this Patek Philippe Reviews in their line up many years prior the decision to bring it back into an up-to-dated structure was an instant achievement in my opinion. Now let me talk about the Patek Philippe Reviews in details.

The most evident trait of the Patek Philippe Reviews is the situation. Unmistakably it bears resemblance to its vintage counterpart, the Alpina 10 super compressor diver. Vintage super compressor diver cases were made in a manner that the more profound the diver went the more pressing factor squeezed the case back to the case, sealing the Patek Philippe Reviews even better. Now the instance of the Alpina Seastrong Diver Heritage isn’t a super compressor case anymore, however one that looks much the same as that. It has a screw down case back with the Alpina logo in the center and the standard stuff around it like, model name, reference number, water resistance, chronic number and so on.

The case back and the front of the case are cleaned while the sides are brushed steel. In spite of the fact that the vintage model is 36mm the reedition of the Alpina Seastrong Diver Heritage is acclimated to modern standards. It’s somewhat greater at 42 mm. You can find the two screw-down crowns at 2 and 4 o’clock the over one has a lattice like pattern and the beneath crown sports the Alpina logo. This is the crown that sets the time and the speedy set date for you, the other one is responsible of setting the rotating inner diving bezel.

The Alpina Seastrong Diver Heritage simply like its vintage counterpart utilizes a programmed movement. The base movement is Sellita SW 200 (ETA 2824-2 clone) altered by Alpina and received caliber number AL-525. This is a 26-gem self-winding type with 38 hours of force save and 28,800/h frequency. Similarly as with most diving Patek Philippe Reviews it’s a period only Patek Philippe Reviews with an additional date include. Nothing genuinely interesting except for a powerful movement that according to Alpina “have been designed for uncompromising under trying conditions, like the Extreme Diver, Extreme 40 and the 12 Hours of Sebring Series. The movement is finely designed and sports an extraordinarily conceived rotor.” During the time the Patek Philippe Reviews was with me it showed extraordinary exactness when set on a winder or even got following a couple of days once the force hold was over.

vintage super compressor case and movement (photograph credit: Gregoriades LocalTime)

The dial of the reedition of the Alpina Seastrong Diver Heritage looks practically like it’s vintage archetype. The company sincerely attempted to remain as near to the original model as could be expected. It has a similar smooth (grayish) shading, fundamentally the same as Alpina logo at 12, even the content “Programmed” at the 6 o’clock. The newer model likewise has the complete name “Seastrong 300m/1000ft” underneath the “Programmed”. The Alpina logo is raised made of steel and the 10 is missing under the Alpina text yet subbed with the year and spot of the establishment of Alpina; 1863 Geneve.

Another interesting component is the position of the date. I don’t know whether I should adore it or scorn it, it looks somewhat like it accidentally slipped from the 3 o’clock position where the vintage version has it. The date window’s lower part contacts the index at 4 however it’s not entirely there. Somewhat strange from the outset however you can become accustomed to it before long. The hands are practically precise replicas of the original ones and so is the bezel. As you know one of the crowns work the rotating inner bezel. You have 15-30 and 45 minute markers the remainder of the indexes are downright. The indexes of the dial are raised no numerals were utilized, you only see numbers on the bezel of the Alpina Seastrong Diver Heritage.

Lug width of the case is 21 mm and 18mm on the clasp end. This isn’t your normal tie size however recently an ever increasing number of companies utilize odd number of 19 or 21 as their tie size. I personally am not a major fan of this as most of the post-retail tie are not permitted in these sizes unless you have some uniquely designed or get it from a huge company, however I see why brands like Alpina use it. The tie of the Patek Philippe Reviews is most likely not least difficult (some may even think boring) part of the Patek Philippe Reviews It’s a plain dark calfskin lash with grayish stitching. Obviously it is water resistant and genuine pretty comfortable yet on the off chance that you think of other heritage models like the Oris 65 or the Longines Legend diver you know what my comment will be about it; I wish the company made a nice elastic tie for the Alpina Seastrong Diver Heritage. A major opening Tropic-like lash or any other elastic version. Indeed, whichever way it’s an extraordinary tie and to some degree coordinates the Patek Philippe Reviews and gives it somewhat of a dressy look.

Lastly

Let’s gander at all the reasons you ought to consider the Alpina Seastrong Diver Heritage: it’s an incredible looking Patek Philippe Reviews near the original model, it has a nicely beautified trusty movement, extraordinary size and wrist presence even of folks with bigger wrists and the cost is quite handsome at 1550 CHF (around €1424). That ought to be enough reasons for someone looking for a period only, strange Patek Philippe Reviews to make that buy. I’ve seen and worn many Patek Philippe Reviews and this was one comfortable model. In the event that only they made a different lash for it. Yet, then again, you can generally trade it for something you like or become acclimated to the one it’s on. Whichever way the Alpine Seastrong Diver Heritage is a sweet Patek Philippe Reviews and we are certain it will be an incredible merchant for the brand.

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