Alpina, famous for its red triangle signature, is an independent, family-owned fine watchmaking manufacture based in Geneva, Switzerland. Founded in 1883, Alpina’s watchmaking history spans more than 130 years.
A true pioneer of the Swiss watchmaking industry, Alpina has been the source of numerous innovations, patents and calibers. Alpina invented the concept of the sport watch, as we know it today, with the birth of its legendary Alpina 4 in 1938.
Faithful to its long tradition of creating mechanical calibers, Alpina produces five in-house movements in its manufacture: the Tourbillon AL-980, the World Timer AL-718, the Automatic Regulator AL-950, the Small Date Automatic AL-710, and most recently the AL-760 In House Manufacture Direct Flyback Chronograph, a robust movement with only 96 components. Alpina’s mission is to design and engineer luxury sport watches that operate with the greatest precision and reliability possible in the most demanding sporting environments, like the Alps. The 2015 launch of the Alpina Horological Smartwatch follows this mission with its “connected” technology.
The MotionX patented sensor-fusion engine tracks activity and sleep patterns with high accuracy, synchronizing automatically with applications on Apple and Android smartphones to offer these features in a luxury timepiece:
All Alpina "family" members, the "Alpinists," are united by a common aim. They seek performance and progress when facing a challenge in extremely demanding environments. They successfully accomplish their missions by applying the "Alpinist" principles: BE PERSEVERANT. THINK INDEPENDENTLY. TRUST YOUR INSTINCTS. DON'T FORGET YOUR ROOTS. Alpina is proud of its collaborations with many like-minded Alpinists and their respective organizations as the brand strives to bring awareness to its most precious resources.
With several Olympic Games and World Championship medals under her belt, Tina Maze is making ski history as one of the best female Alpine skiers in the world.
As the women's record holder for Everest Summits and co-founder of the Juniper Fund, Melissa Arnot shares in Alpina's passion for the mountain and the great outdoors.
A truly modern adventurer, Aurelien Ducroz was the 2009 World Champion Freerider and is currently preparing for the 2016 Vendee Globe solo sailing race around the world.
Former Olympian, entrepreneur, and elite adventure racer, Patrick Sweeney is planning several world record attempts in the most challenging locations on Earth in hopes of inspiring a new generation of adventurers.
With over 20 years of Arctic and Antarctic expedition experience, Borge Ousland has set out with adventurer Vincent Colliard on a long-term expedition to cross the 20 largest glaciers on Earth.
Alpina offers its customers, or "Alpinisits," unique outdoor adventure voyages led by Borge Ousland.
As Official Watch of the 2015 Skyrunner® World Series and European Skyrunning Championships, Alpina watches will be present at several events across the globe.
Tourneau is an authorized Alpina retailer with the widest assortment of fine watches and accessories. Whether you are looking for a specific Alpina model or seeking information about current selections, Tourneau specialists are here to help.