Alpina’s new Alpiner Extreme Automatic Freeride World Tour 2023 is the official tour watch of the Freeride World Tour (FWT), a five-stage skiing and snowboarding competition.
Available this year within Alpina’s full collection, the 41mm by 42.5mm cushion-case watch (with a round bezel) proudly displays the Tour’s logo on the existing Alpiner Extreme patterned dial.
The pattern itself mimics Alpina’s own triangle logo, a natural tie-in to the Freeride World Tour and one that echoes the Alpine summits for which the brand is named. Alpina’s long-standing red triangle seconds-hand counterweight just underscores the Alpina-FWT partnership.
Alpina sun-brushes the steel case and attaches it to the wrist with a black rubber strap. The crown is located at 3 o’clock and has been fit with a rubber grip for ease of use even if the owner is wearing ski gloves. Inside, Alpina places its automatic caliber AL-525, a Sellita-based movement beating at 4Hz (28,800 vph), which is visible through the sapphire caseback.
Specifications: Alpina Alpiner Extreme Automatic Freeride World Tour 2023
Movement: Automatic Sellita-based AL-525 caliber, 38-hour power-reserve, 28,800 alt/h.
Case: 41mm by 42.5mm by 11.5mm brushed and polished stainless steel 3-part, anti-reflective sapphire crystal, water-resistant to 200m, engraved and see-through screwed case-back, screw-in crown.
Dial: Black with triangle pattern, Freeride World Tour logo, black outer ring with white markers, applied silver color indexes filled with white luminous treatment, date window, hand-polished silver color hour and minute hands filled with white luminous treatment, polished silver-color second hand with red triangle.
Bracelet: Black rubber strap, folding buckle with push button.