ALPINER 4 AUTOMATIC
WHAT IS SKYRUNNING?
Matterhorn Ultraks combines Ski Touring and Trail Running; both competitions will take place against the stunning backdrop of the Matterhorn in Zermatt in 2013.
The discipline of mountain running up to or exceeding 2,000m where the incline exceeds 30% and the climbing difficulty does not exceed II° grade. Poles, crampons and hands may be used to aid progress. Technical gloves and other equipment may be compulsory for some races.Skyrunning disciplines are divided into different categories: SKY: SkyRace®, SkyMarathon®; ULTRA: Ultra SkyMarathon® and VERTICAL. Vertical Kilometer®. SkyRace®, SkyMarathon® and Vertical Kilometer® are registered trademarks under license to the ISF. The Skyrunner® trademark is incorporated in the ISF logo. Since the first extreme races in 1992, the first World Championship in 1998 and the introduction of the Skyrunner® World Series in 2003, skyrunning has grown to become a globally renowned sport governed by the International Skyrunning Federation. Recently National Series and Continental Championships were introduced. The sport is practised in more than 40 nations and counts followers from 126 countries. Skyrunning was founded in 1992 by Italian Marino Giacometti, President of the International Skyrunning Federation which sanctions the discipline worldwide and sports the tagline: “Less cloud. More sky. ”The Skyrunner® World Series was launched in 2004 and has grown to represent the peak of outdoor running defined by altitude and technicality. In 2016, the Series, composed of four disciplines, features 23 races in 15 venues on three continents. The Series is supported by partners Migu Xempower, Alpina Watches, Scott Sports, Compressport and Salomon.
Alpina, famous for its red triangle signature, is an independent, family-owned fine watchmaking manufacture based in Geneva, Switzerland. Founded in 1883, Alpina’s watchmaking history spans more than 130 years. A true pioneer of the Swiss watchmaking industry, Alpina has been the source of numerous patents and innovative calibers. Alpina invented the concept of the Swiss sport watch, as we know it today, with the birth of its legendary Alpina 4 in 1938.
Today, Alpina is one of the very few independent Swiss watch companies, which develops, produces and assembles its movements entirely in-house. Alpina proposes five in-house calibers: the AL-980 Tourbillon; the AL-718 World Timer; the AL-950 Automatic Regulator; the AL-710 Automatic Small Date, and, most recently, the AL-760 Flyback Chronograph, featuring the new and patented “Direct Flyback” technology. Faithful to its long tradition of innovation, in 2015 Alpina introduced the first Swiss Made Smartwatch, thereby creating an entirely new watch category in the Swiss watch industry, the Horlogical Smartwatch. Alpina’s mission is to design and engineer luxury sport watches that operate with the greatest precision and reliability possible in the most demanding sporting environments, like the Alps.
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