Alpina Startimer Pilot Heritage Manufacture

Technical specifications


  • Hours
  • Minutes
  • Seconds
  • Date


  • Self Winding/Automatic
  • Manufactured
  • Swiss Made


  • Cushion
  • 42.00x40.75
  • Stainless steel + Yellow gold plated
  • Brushed & Polished
  • 13.25mm


  • Sapphire

Water resistance

  • 10.00atm / 100.00m / 330.00ft


  • Pin Buckle
  • Stainless steel + Yellow gold plated


  • Calfskin
  • Brown


  • 2022

Official description

Alpina is unveiling today two new limited series of its Startimer Pilot Heritage Manufacture model, driven by the brand’s 6th Manufacture movement that was introduced into the collection last year. These limited series are distinguished by new dials: the first one is grey champagne, the second one is navy blue, and both have a brushed finish. Limited to 188 pieces each, these two watches pay tribute to the historic Alpina calibre, the “bumper”, whose mechanical inspiration can be admired through a sapphire back.

Extremely rare and unique. The Startimer Pilot Heritage is one of Alpina’s most exclusive lines, as was the timepiece it is inspired from and that can now no longer be found. Originally, not just a design, but also and mostly a movement. Its fans call it the “bumper”: a very rare automatic calibre that relies on a short travel oscillating weight. Instead of being wound by a conventional rotor turning 360° on itself, the “bumper” only travels a third of this distance, after which it is pushed back in the opposite direction by a return spring. An ingenious creation which, at the time of the first automatic movements, tested out an original way of optimising their winding. And a witness of the creativity of the Alpina watchmakers of the time.