Alpina equips its Alpiner model with a manufacture movement. The AL-710 caliber movement is an evolution of the brand’s first in-house movement (caliber AL-950), with the notable addition of a central seconds hand.
The Alpina Alpiner Manufacture AL-710 has the same 41.5 mm by 10.8 mm thick stainless steel case as the Alpiner model we reviewed HERE. However, in addition to the new movement, there are a few changes. The hour and minute hands are baton-shaped versus dauphine-shaped, the hour marker configuration is slightly different and now instead of a date aperture at 6 o’clock (by way of a date wheel), the date is displayed via a hand and subdial.
There are two dial options: silver or cream.
A sapphire caseback offers a view of caliber AL-710 which runs at 4Hz, has a 42-hour power reserve, 26 jewels, and 134 total components. The rotor is black and is mounted on ball-bearings. All the bridges and cocks are beveled and rhodium-finished.
Water-resistance is 50 meters and it is presented on a dark brown leather strap with buckle.