The new Alpiner Comtesse Sport Quartz from Alpina is the latest watch in a long evolution. The Alpina brand, the experts in Alpine-inspired watches, was founded in 1883. Some years later, in the 1920s, it launched its first ladies’ collection, in a move that was way ahead of its time. Unveiled in 1963, the Alpiner Comtesse collection combined the worlds of Alpine sport and the elegant timepieces of yesteryear.

The new Alpiner Comtesse Sport Quartz now brings this bold union up to date with a decidedly contemporary take on the watch. Firmly anchored in the new millennium, the Alpiner Comtesse Sport Quartz fuses the strong, elegant lines of its forebears with the very latest in Quartz technology to provide almost four years of absolute precision.

This new quartz collection completes the range of automatic watches which was launched in 2015 and offers proven reliability at an exceptionally affordable price: starting at 695 euros.

Its sporty lines, based on the Avalanche Extreme collection (2011), can now be seen on three steel cases, each with a diameter of 36.5 mm. The first model evokes the Alpine glaciers that provided the inspiration for Alpina – a steel bracelet and bezel and a silver dial, index and hands, with the striking red triangle of Alpina’s logo recalling the summits of its Alpine origins.

The second model features the famous blue Alpina hue. This colour way, shifting subtly between blue and turquoise depending on the light, has become synonymous with the brand. It covers the bezel and the dial, contrasting perfectly with the white Arabic numerals and ensuring excellent legibility; a factor of paramount importance for sports watches.

The third model is the most radical, with its black bracelet, dial and bezel. The ultimate in chic or covertly sporty? Let each woman decide for herself. As with previous models, the markings on the dial are studded with 8 diamonds. Perfectly designed for everyday life, the large luminescent hands and the calendar date at 6 o’clock add the finishing touches to the exceptional, subtle beauty of the Alpiner Comtesse Sport Quartz. The engraved steel case with its depiction of Alpine summits guarantees water resistance up to 60 m. Each timepiece is securely finished with a flexible, durable steel bracelet to fit the most delicate or most adventurous of wrists.