Australia hosted an exceptional event that brought together the three prestigious Houses of Breguet, Blancpain and Jaquet Droz. In collaboration with the magazine “Australian Financial Review,” their executives talked about the heritage they are representing, before discussing watchmaking in general. This evening took place in the presence of collectors all united by a common passion for high watchmaking, who then had the privilege to interact with the brand’s representatives.
The motion, which likely remains unchanged by the first piece from two years back and hence will likely stay hidden behind a solid steel case-back, is a Sellita SW-200 automatic base motion that offers a rather brief 38-hour-long power book. Alpina has added into it what will most likely stay an in-house-made module, so which allows for your jumping hour setting of the local time, separate from the GMT and minutes sign. This way, when you’re traveling, you can adjust just the hour hand in one-hour increments, without messing up all of other indications.What’s brand new for the Alpina Alpiner 4 GMT Business Timer is exactly what Alpina officially refers to as a Pepsi colorway — a term normally used for watches using a red-blue colored bezel or flange ring, but many frequently connected to the Rolex GMT-Master II (hands-on here). Lately, Alpina has painted red the 9-17 segment, to emphasize normally accepted business hours — which are proudly not at all adhered to by anyone on the aBlogtoWatch team, that I can promise you.Two models will debut the Alpina Alpiner 4 GMT Business Timer, a black and a silver plated version — kudos into Alpina for matching the colors of the date discs to the various dial colours, admittedly a pet peeve of ours (and pretty much every experienced watch enthusiast on earth).
Collectors Event in Sydney © Breguet