Following the great success of its Avalanche Extreme Regulator Collection, ALPINA Genève is proud to present its latest Extreme Creation: the spectacular Extreme Tourbillon Regulator Manufacture, issued in an extremely limited series of only 18 numbered pieces. This new and rare sports watch features a dial “Full black” and a caliber consisting of 188 parts and constructed with a Silicium Escapement Wheel and the latest development: a Silicium lever.
After three years of Research and Development, the experts at ALPINA Genève, Swiss manufacturer of high quality sports watches, were ready to present the brand new, inhouse automatic Manufacture Tourbillon Regulator movement. A team of specialistdesigners, engineers and watchmakers worked hand-in-hand to revive ALPINA as a true Manufacture. Supported by the latest in high-precision equipment and driven by a passion for innovation.
Based on the award-winning Manufacture Regulator caliber, ALPINA Genève developed its own Manufactured Tourbillon Regulator: the AL-980, completely conceived within its workshops in Plan-les-Ouates, Geneva. A unique movement that presents several specific, innovative features: Silicium Escapement Wheel and Silicium lever, Smart Weight Balancing™, fast oscillation at 28'800 BpH and an individually numbered Tourbillon-cage.
The specific and technical design of this new Extreme Tourbillon Regulator Manufacture capitalizes on the strong brand philosophy of ALPINA: highest level of accuracy, extremely high readability, shock resistance, sturdiness and reliability. The timepiece, with a bold case diameter of 48mm, is made out of titanium with a black ceramic bezel and has a mat black dial. It features clear, finely brushed steel ALPINA Double Digit-indexes. The iconic ‘Extreme' design elements remain – along with an even bolder and more elaborate dial design: skeleton hands in brushed & black steel, unique and originally decorated bridges in the Tourbillon-cage and a black PVD signature ALPINA oscillating weight, visible through the exhibition case back. Both front and reverse sides are equipped with sapphire crystals.
The Tourbillon is one of the most valued and sought-after complications by collectors and aficionados of premium timepieces alike. A Tourbillon mechanism is extremely complex to manufacture due to the required accuracy of all the parts involved. It requires highly qualified and experienced watchmakers to be able to manufacture the ALPINA Tourbillon caliber. By combining technical complexities with the sports characteristics that contribute to the charm of this timepiece, ALPINA presents undoubtedly one of its most extreme creations in history…