WINTER AMBASSADORS & PARTNERSHIPS 2017/18

MEET THE ALPINA WATCHES WINTER AMBASSADORS

The skiing season opened with a bang for Alpina, welcoming in 2017 four more athletes into the rich Alpine roaster. The brand is honored to collaborate with 11 amazing ambassadors and 3 partnerships that best represent the Alpinist attitude!
Take a moment to learn more about them and follow them this season along the different races worldwide.

AURÉLIEN DUCROZ

Skier/Skipper, Aurélien makes us discover his passion and shares with us the thrill of the extreme through his challenge Latitude Neige/Longitude Mer. Originally from Chamonix, Aurélien is a 35 years old, father of two children and a descendant of a family of mountain guides, a ski instructor, so needless to say that the mountain and the ski are part of his genetic inheritance! His passion for freeride skiing led him to the top: two world championship titles and four victories at Verbier’s Xtreme, the iconic side of the World Freeride Championship final. For the past two years, he has produced Cham’lines, a web series displaying freeride lines in the Chamonix Valley. He also travels the earth and films extraordinary places, mixing his two passions!

www.aurelienducroz.com
Aurelien-Ducroz
@aurelienducroz
aurelienducroz

AURÉLIEN’S WATCH

Extremely close to the elements, Aurélien needs a watch that can keep up with his wild adventures. The water-inspired sport’s watch, 2017 Seastrong Horological Smartwatch. This watch is faithful to the traditional Swiss watchmaking codes all the while introducing smartwatch features such as call, text or email notifications, activity and sleep monitoring, sleep cycle alarm, get-active alerts, dynamic coaching, cloud back-up and restore capabilities, worldtimer 24 time zones. This new model carries on the tradition by truly representing the outdoor, adventure-seeking brand that is Alpina.

Alpina Seastrong Horological Smartwatch (ref. AL-282LBO4V6) Orange Bezel

Seastrong Horological Smartwatch (ref. AL-282LBO4V6)

595 

HIGHLIGHTS

MMT-282-1 CONNECTED MOVEMENT ALL FUNCTIONS ADJUSTABLE VIA THE CROWN: ALWAYS-ON TIME ACTIVITY TRACKING SLEEP MONITORING SLEEP CYCLE ALARMS GET-ACTIVE ALERTS DYNAMIC COACHING WORLD TIME 24 TIME ZONES CLOUD BACKUP AND RESTORE MOBILE NOTIFICATIONS

VICTOR MUFFAT-JEANDET

Victor Muffat-Jeandet is a French World Cup alpine ski racer. Born in Aix-les-Bains, Savoie in France, Victor made his World Cup debut in February 2009 in Kranjska Gora, Slovenia. He achieved his first podium in 2015 in a super combined at Wengen, Switzerland. He participated at the 2013 World Championships and 2015 World Championships. Rigorous, perseverant and perfectionist, he likes the work well done. He is highly demanding with himself and these requirements are bearing fruits season after season. A real “Alpinist”.

www.victormuffatjeandet.com
victor.muffatjeandet1
@vmuffatjeandet
vmuffatjeandet

VICTOR’S WATCH

The Alpiner 4 Automatic is a luxury sports watch offering unmatched performance and robustness due to its Alpina 4 sports features. The simplicity and effectiveness of the dial design underline the professional nature of this watch, while the 60min turning bezel allows for key sports time measurement functions. With the new Alpiner 4 Automatic, Alpina also re-introduces its signature “Glacier Blue” colored dial, the distinctive blue of the Geneva manufacture. A genuine leather strap with white stitching completes the design concept of this new 44mm watch line.

Alpina Alpiner Automatic 4 Blue Dial Brown Strap (ref. AL-525NS5AQ6)

Alpiner 4 Automatic (ref. AL-525NS5AQ6)

1,195 

HIGHLIGHTS

AL-525 AUTOMATIC MOVEMENT
ALPINA "4" SPORTS WATCH FEATURES
1) ANTIMAGNETIC 2) ANTISHOCK
3) WATER-RESISTANT 4) STAINLESS

LUCA DE ALIPRANDINI

Luca is an Italian World Cup Alpine ski racer. Born in Cles in Italy, Luca joined in 2008 the team of Torino and won the gold medal at the Italian Junior Championship, which enabled him to join the Italian National Team. In 2009, he graduated from Sportoberschule Malles and became part of the Fiamme Gialle (the sport section of the Italian force). At this time, he could turn his passion into a real job. In 2011, he started his first world cup race. Three years later, Luca participated to the Olympic Games in Sochi and scored the best Italian result with its eleventh place. Luca De Aliprandini is a great skier that trains a lot to be part of the best world skier in the world.

www.lucadealiprandini.com
luca.dealiprandini
@dealiprandini
lucadealiprandini

LUCA’S WATCH

Luca wears the Alpiner 4 Automatic, a luxury sports watch offering unmatched performance and robustness due to its Alpina 4 sports features. The simplicity and effectiveness of the dial design underline the professional nature of this watch, while the 60min turning bezel allows for key sports time measurement functions. With the new Alpiner 4 Automatic, Alpina also re-introduces its signature “Glacier Blue” colored dial, the distinctive blue of the Geneva manufacture. A genuine leather strap with white stitching completes the design concept of this new 44mm watch line.

Alpina Alpiner Automatic 4 Blue Dial Brown Strap (ref. AL-525NS5AQ6)

Alpiner 4 Automatic (ref. AL-525NS5AQ6)

1,195 

HIGHLIGHTS

AL-525 AUTOMATIC MOVEMENT
ALPINA "4" SPORTS WATCH FEATURES
1) ANTIMAGNETIC 2) ANTISHOCK
3) WATER-RESISTANT 4) STAINLESS

ROBIN BUFFET

Robin Buffet alias Bobby (his nickname) was born in Annecy. The young alpine skier of La Clusaz won the 2016 European Slalom Cup. Robin is not one of those born in a large family of competitors. He led his way alone, by perseverance and hard work. Passionate about winter sports and speed, he is also extremely calm and thoughtful. With an atypical course, he is today one of the French skiers to participate to the 2018 Olympic Games in PyeongChang.

buffetrobin
@buffetrobin
robinbuffet

ROBIN’S WATCH

The Alpiner 4 GMT “Business Hours” features an extremely easy-to-use GMT caliber. This particular GMT system is the most intuitive one to read local and home time. For business purposes, on this new model the 24H scale has been decorated with a distinctive red and blue “Pepsi” color scheme that indicates business-opening hours. When travelling abroad the 24H hand and the corresponding position on the 24H scale allows reading at glance. Both models, of course, feature the 4 Alpina sports properties: anti-magnetic, anti-shock, water-resistant and stainless.

Alpina Alpiner 4 GMT Business Hours White Dial (ref. AL-550SRN5AQ6)

Alpiner 4 GMT Business Hours (ref. AL-550SRN5AQ6)

1,795 

HIGHLIGHTS

ALPINA AL-550 AUTOMATIC GMT/24H CALIBER
"JUMPING HOUR" LOCAL TIME SETTING
360° SOLAR COMPASS BEZEL
THE ALPINA "4" SPORTS WATCH FEATURES:
1) ANTIMAGNETIC 2) ANTISHOCK
3) WATER-RESISTANT 4) STAINLESS
BUSINESS HOURS INDICATION ON DIAL RING

CHARLOTTE CHABLE

Charlotte started skiing at the age of two on the slopes of Villars and then began her career at the Ski Club before joining the NLZ’s Team. Her specialty is slalom skiing which has always been a passion for her and she enjoys the rush that this sport offers. Today Charlotte is a National athlete and a proud member of the Swiss-Ski Federation in the hopes of becoming one of the best skiers in the world. She started competing in the Junior World Championships in 2015 where she reached an impressive 4th place and most recently, she made 9th place in the 2015 World Cup in Aspen, USA.

www.charlottechable.ch
chablecharlotte
charlottechable

CHARLOTTE’S WATCH

Charlotte will be wearing the 2017 novelty, Comtesse Horological Smartwatch, which merges refined elegant lines with the renowned Alpina sport attitude, resulting in an active watch for active women. The MMT AL-281 module featured inside the watch case allows her to track different activities such as exercising and sleep, as well as receiving call and email notifications, all this linked through the MMT-365 app on the user’s phone. The Comtesse Collection embodies the concept of Swiss Alpine Chic to the fullest: Swissness, Character, Luxury and Simplicity, showcasing a delightful balance of sportiness and elegance.

Alpina Ladies Horological Smartwatch Black (ref. AL-281WY3V4)

Ladies Horological Smartwatch (ref. AL-281BS3V6)

695 

HIGHLIGHTS

MMT-281 CONNECTED MOVEMENT ALL FUNCTIONS ADJUSTABLE VIA THE CROWN: ALWAYS-ON TIME & DATE ACTIVITY TRACKING SLEEP MONITORING SLEEP CYCLE ALARMS GET-ACTIVE ALERTS DYNAMIC COACHING WORLD TIME 24 TIME ZONES CLOUD BACKUP AND RESTORE NOTIFICATIONS

LUCA AERNI

Luca spent his first years in Crans-Montana where he discovered skiing and where he became a member of the ski club “Les Barzettes (Randogne)”. At the age of 4, his family moved to the region of Berne, but continued to go to Crans-Montana to perfect his skills. Even though he loved playing soccer, Luca realized his passion for skiing was far bigger. He is now a National athlete for the Swiss Ski Team. During his first performance in the 2013 Junior World Championships, he took the podium celebrating with an amazing 2nd place. In 2014 he won the National Championships in Saint Moritz in 2014. In 2017, he won the Gold Medal in the World Championships in Saint Moritz in the Super Combination category.

www.luca-aerni.ch
aerniluca
lucaaerni

LUCA’S WATCHES

Throughout his next challenges, Luca will be sporting the water-inspired sport’s watch, 2017 Seastrong Horological Smartwatch. This watch is faithful to the traditional Swiss watchmaking codes all the while introducing smartwatch features such as call, text or email notifications, activity and sleep monitoring, sleep cycle alarm, get-active alerts, dynamic coaching, cloud back-up and restore capabilities, worldtimer 24 time zones. This new model carries on the tradition by truly representing the outdoor, adventure-seeking brand that is Alpina.

Alpina Seastrong Horological Smartwatch (ref. AL-282LBB4V6)

Seastrong Horological Smartwatch (ref. AL-282LBB4V6)

595 

HIGHLIGHTS

MMT-282-1 CONNECTED MOVEMENT ALL FUNCTIONS ADJUSTABLE VIA THE CROWN: ALWAYS-ON TIME ACTIVITY TRACKING SLEEP MONITORING SLEEP CYCLE ALARMS GET-ACTIVE ALERTS DYNAMIC COACHING WORLD TIME 24 TIME ZONES CLOUD BACKUP AND RESTORE MOBILE NOTIFICATIONS

IRENE CURTONI

Irene was born in 1985 in Echirolles France and started skiing with her father. She immediately loved the sport and as a young girl, she dreamed of becoming a skiing champion. Irene has a proven track record, obtaining several results in the top 10 ranking in the World Cup of Alpine Skiing. In 2012, she reached 3rd place at the Otterschwang World Cup in Giant Slalom. She commits to working hard every day toward her goal of one day reaching 1st place in a major competition all the while enticing us with her charismatic and outgoing personality.

irenecurtoni
irenecurtoni

IRENE’S WATCH

Irene will be wearing the original Comtesse Horological Smartwatch, which merges refined elegant lines with the renowned Alpina sport attitude, resulting in an active watch for active women. The MMT AL-285 module featured inside the watchcase allows her to track different activities such as exercising and sleep, all this linked through the MMT-365 app on her phone. The Comtesse Collection embodies the concept of Swiss Alpine Chic to the fullest: Swissness, Character, Luxury and Simplicity, showcasing a delightful balance of sportiness and elegance.

Alpina Ladies Horological Smartwatch Black (ref. AL-281WY3V4)

Ladies Horological Smartwatch (ref. AL-281BS3V6)

695 

HIGHLIGHTS

MMT-281 CONNECTED MOVEMENT ALL FUNCTIONS ADJUSTABLE VIA THE CROWN: ALWAYS-ON TIME & DATE ACTIVITY TRACKING SLEEP MONITORING SLEEP CYCLE ALARMS GET-ACTIVE ALERTS DYNAMIC COACHING WORLD TIME 24 TIME ZONES CLOUD BACKUP AND RESTORE NOTIFICATIONS

NELLY MOENNE-LOCCOZ

Nelly put on skis at age 3, normal for a daughter of a ski instructor. But quickly the skier was attracted by the fun side of snowboarding, not surprising once you know her personality. Her innate physical qualities and passion quickly propelled her to the top of the rankings. The playful and complete aspect of the Snowboardcross have ended up convincing her: This will be her discipline. Nelly practices her sport rigorously within the French National Team, in an atmosphere she calls “funformance”, that is to say a happy medium between fun and performance. After a title of vice-world champion in 2011, Nelly has had some ups and downs before making an extraordinary season in 2015 and bringing home the famous crystal globe.

moenneloccoz.nelly
@NMoenneloccoz
nellymoenneloccoz

NELLY’S WATCHES

Nelly will be wearing the Startimer Pilot Automatic. The combination of the excellent and qualitative finishing details and very straight functions offer pilot watch aficionados the perfect balance between functionality and elegance on the wrist. This version comes in a 44mm stainless steel case featuring a matte black dial. The AL- 525 automatic movement boasts a 38h power reserve and the timepiece is water-resistant up to 10 ATM/ 100m/ 330ft. The back case is see-through so you can take a peek at the inner-workings of the movement.

Alpina Startimer Pilot 44mm Black Dial (ref. AL-525B4S6)

Startimer Pilot 44mm (ref. AL-525B4S6)

1,095 

HIGHLIGHTS

ALPINA AUTOMATIC CALIBER AL-525
PROFESSIONAL PILOT DIAL DESIGN
SCREW-IN TRANSPARENT CASE-BACK
SCREW-IN CROWN

JEAN-FRÉDÉRIC CHAPUIS

Born in the Belleville Valley in 1989, this young man has Ski Cross in his blood. This is the story of a skier, born into a Franco-Swiss family with a strong background in skiing. “As a child, he was already a leader with a strong character. He was sensitive, gifted and a bit cheeky at school” according to one of his trainers from Val Thorens. “We knew he would become a great skier, although at the time we thought it would be in Alpine skiing”. In 2009, at the age of 20, he switched from Alpine skiing to Ski Cross, and in no time was a convert.

www.jeanfred-chapuis.fr
ChapuisJF
jfchapuis

JEAN-FRÉDÉRIC’S WATCH

The Startimer Pilot Quartz Big Date Chronograph is presented in an all-new camouflage color pattern of grey and black in an oversized screwed-in 44 mm black PVD-treated case with large luminous white numerals. The three chronograph counters are showcased at three, six and nine o’clock, including the 1/10th of a second chronograph. A detailed engraved Alpina Genève logo embellishes the back of the watch. The screwed-in crown offers maximum protection and the scratch-resistant sapphire crystal completes the look, which may reveal to be slightly different from what we expect from a pilot watch but remains true to its strict standards. The whole is offered with a black genuine leather strap, which gives the watch a fierce personality.

Startimer Pilot Quartz Big Date Chronograph (ref. AL-372BMLY4FBS6)

995 

HIGHLIGHTS

ALPINA AL-372 HIGH PRECISION SWISS QUARTZ MOVEMENT CAMOUFLAGE DIAL DATE WINDOW AT 6 O’CLOCK ENGRAVED CASE-BACK LIGHT GREY NYLON STRAP

NASTASIA NOENS

Nastasia Noens, born September 12, 1988 in Nice, is a French alpine skier, specialized in the slalom discipline. Bronze medalist in slalom at the 2008 World Junior Championships, she has climbed twice on a World Cup slalom podium with a third place in Flachau in January 2011 and Bormio in January 2014, the only French rider to achieve this performance since 2010, finally she took part in the Olympic Games of 2010. Unfortunately, in the slalom finals of the Alpine Ski World Cup 2015-2016 in St. Moritz, Noens, competing for a podium, fell during the second run and suffered a rupture of the right ligament on her leg. At the moment, she is focused on making a full recovery from her injury to return to the slopes 100%.

nastasianoens
@nastasianoens
nastasianoens

NASTASIA’S WATCH

Nastasia wears the 2017 novelty, Comtesse Horological Smartwatch, which merges refined elegant lines with the renowned Alpina sport attitude, resulting in an active watch for active women. The MMT AL-281 module featured inside the watchcase allows her to track different activities such as exercising and sleep, as well as receiving call and email notifications, all this linked through the MMT-365 app on her phone. The Comtesse Collection embodies the concept of Swiss Alpine Chic to the fullest: Swissness, Character, Luxury and Simplicity, showcasing a delightful balance of sportiness and elegance.

Alpina Ladies Horological Smartwatch White (ref. AL-281WY3V4)

Ladies Horological Smartwatch (ref. AL-281WY3V4)

695 

HIGHLIGHTS

MMT-281 CONNECTED MOVEMENT ALL FUNCTIONS ADJUSTABLE VIA THE CROWN: ALWAYS-ON TIME & DATE ACTIVITY TRACKING SLEEP MONITORING SLEEP CYCLE ALARMS GET-ACTIVE ALERTS DYNAMIC COACHING WORLD TIME 24 TIME ZONES CLOUD BACKUP AND RESTORE NOTIFICATIONS

JIM DE PAOLI

Born and raised in Geneva in Switzerland. After completing my studies, Jim consecrated the great Majority of his time practicing his sport, hundreds of hours of training spent in sports halls or ice rinks. After 9 years of racing, He participates in over 35 races and he’s more than motivated to repeat for a new season. The Ice Cross Downhill sport made its debut in January 2001 in stockholm. With their ice skates, the athletes hurtle down the icy slopes, strewn with obstacles of all kinds, with the only goal being to be first on the finish line. This sport is a symbiosis between skicross and ice skating. The races are held throughout Europe and North America.

crashedice.redbull.com/en_US/athlete/jim-de-paoli
jimdepaoli
jimdepaoli

JIM’S WATCH

The Alpiner 4 GMT “Business Timer” features an extremely easy-to-use GMT caliber. This particular GMT system is the most intuitive one to read local and home time. For business purposes, on this new model the 24H scale has been decorated with a distinctive red and blue “Pepsi” color scheme that indicates business-opening hours. When travelling abroad the 24H hand and the corresponding position on the 24H scale allows reading at glance. Both models, of course, feature the 4 Alpina sports properties: anti-magnetic, anti-shock, water-resistant and stainless.

Alpina Alpiner 4 GMT Business Hours White Dial (ref. AL-550SRN5AQ6)

Alpiner 4 GMT Business Hours (ref. AL-550SRN5AQ6)

1,795 

HIGHLIGHTS

ALPINA AL-550 AUTOMATIC GMT/24H CALIBER
"JUMPING HOUR" LOCAL TIME SETTING
360° SOLAR COMPASS BEZEL
THE ALPINA "4" SPORTS WATCH FEATURES:
1) ANTIMAGNETIC 2) ANTISHOCK
3) WATER-RESISTANT 4) STAINLESS
BUSINESS HOURS INDICATION ON DIAL RING

WINTER PARTNERSHIPS


FRENCH SKI FEDERATION

Founded in 1924, the French Federation of Ski is a stateapproved Law 1901 association.The French Ski Federation’s main mission is to promote and develop ski and snowboard activities in France. The French Ski Federation manages on its national territory both Olympic disciplines: Alpine Skiing, Cross-Country Skiing, Ski Jumping, Nordic Combined, Freestyle Skiing and Snowboarding and non-Olympic disciplines : speed skiing, grass skiing and telemark.The French Ski Federation numbers about 130 000 members (85 000 leisure members and 50000 competitors/management members) divided into 1000 ski clubs depending on 17 regional committees. The French Ski Federation ‘clubs are user-friendly places which should enable each member to find the best conditions to practice its favorite discipline or to discover new activities. one to read local and home time.

www.ffs.fr
FederationFrancaiseDeSki
@FedFranceSki
fedfranceski


ESF LE GRAND-BORNAND

Located on the western slope of the Aravis mountain range not far from the Mont-Blanc, Annecy Lake and Switzerland, ESF le Grand- Bornand will be opening a section of its slalom stadium to the public this winter. The opportunity for all skiers to follow the tracks of the local ski champions. Download the app and challenge yourself with the Alpina Watches ESF Experience. You will be able to record your racing time and compare it to other skiers with the time reference set by the champions. A dream playground with a permanent free access timed by Alpina Watches.

www.esf-grand-bo.com
esfgrandbornand

FREERIDE WORLD TOUR – XTREME VERBIER

The FWT is the worldwide circuit of freeride snowboarding and skiing with the best riders in the world competing on the most legendary and challenging alpine faces and the most renowned ski resorts across the world. Freeriding is a sport that has experienced tremendous growth during the last few years and is supported by a “pyramid” of development programs. Under the leadership of the Freeride World Tour, the Freeride World Qualifier and the Freeride Junior Tour are designed to support grassroots growth in the sport. In addition, the FWT Club is implemented in cooperation with ski schools throughout Europe. The FWT is the worldwide circuit of freeride snowboarding and skiing with the best riders in the world competing on the most legendary and challenging alpine faces and the most renowned ski resorts across the world. Freeriding is a sport that has experienced tremendous

growth during the last few years and is supported by a “pyramid” of development programs. Under the leadership of the Freeride World Tour, the Freeride World Qualifier and the Freeride Junior Tour are designed to support grassroots growth in the sport. In addition, the FWT Club is implemented in cooperation with ski schools throughout Europe. The world qualification circuit is designed to develop the talent and skills of up-and-coming athletes. Riders accumulate points via 60 events held around the world (including forty in Europe). The score system is based on the star ranking of the qualifying events (1-4 stars) and the event region: region 1 (Europe, Asia, and Oceania) and region 2 (USA, Canada, Chile and Argentina).

ABOUT ALPINA

OUR ALPINISTS

All alpina “family” members – the “Alpinists” – are united by a common aim. They seek performance and progress when facing a challenge in extremely demanding environments. They successfully accomplish their missions by applying the “Alpinist” principles:

We only associate with partners that – like us – truly share, live and work according to these principles, and we hope that any person who adheres to them, and whishes to promote them, will one day decide to wear an Alpina watch, thereby becoming an “Alpinist”.

THE BRAND

THE ORIGINAL SWISS SPORT WATCH
ALPINE SPORTS WATCH MANUFACTURING – SINCE 1883

Alpina, famous for its red triangle signature, is a 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 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 patented “Direct Flyback” technology.

Faithful to its long tradition of innovation, in 2015 Alpina introduced the first connected Swiss Made Horological Smartwatch, thereby creating a new watch category in the Swiss watch industry. 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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#alpinawatches

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