Alpina’s new regatta timer comes with a generously proportioned 44mm diameter stainless-steel case with a unidirectional rotating bezel in sapphire marked with compass bearings. The regatta countdown timer function consists of a disc inside the minute scale, which can be read at a glance and shows the number of minutes remaining in the countdown, culminating with the word “START” displayed in bright red. The timekeeping functions are provided by the AL-880 self-winding movement, which is powered by a black PVD Alpina rotor. Although the movement is visible behind a sapphire crystal case-back, the watch is nevertheless guaranteed water resistant to 30 ATM, or 300 metres.
Source: Europa Star February - March 2013 Magazine Issue