Alpina unveiled its Alpiner 4 Automatic GMT Business time watch replica in 1938 with the four features the brand believes any sports watch should have: antimagnetic, shock-resistant, waterproof and rustproof. The fab four returned in 2014 with the launch of the Alpiner collection designed for mountaineers and winter sports fans. The bezel rotates both ways and has a compass. In terms of technique, the case houses a self-winding mechanical movement designed by Alpina in its Genevan factory: the AL-550 GMT calibre fuels the time, GMT and date functions and the 38-hour power reserve.

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The black or silver sunburst dial displays local time, hours, minutes, seconds and home time in the centre. Home time stands out from the rest with its green arrow-tipped hand that glides over a two-tone circular scale. A blue and red graduated 24-hour scale runs the length of the chapter ring with regular business hours (9am-5pm) whilst the date display lies at 3.

This same dynamic and demanding spirit has gone into the new Alpiner 4 Automatic GMT Business Timer, a Alpiner copy watch that epitomises the famous “4” concept and meets ISO764 (magnetic field resistance) and ISO1413 (shock resistance) standards. The 44mm steel case is waterproof to depths of 100m.