The Startimer Pilot Sunstar is a new offering from Alpina Watches that was just unveiled days ago at the Baselworld Watch and Jewellery Show in Switzerland. Since Alpina has a history manufacturing and supplying watches to the Continental Air Forces, it is a brand that has become highly revered in the world of aviation.
Now Alpina is paying tributes to its heritage with the Startimer Pilot Sunstar, a watch specifically designed for professional pilots. The watch is made to be self-winding, waterproof and it takes several cues from aeronautics, such as by having easily readable numbers and a metallic anthracite watch face, which subtly references the instruments on a plane’s dashboard. The striking Swiss-made watch with a black leather strap sells for upwards of $1,500.