June, Geneva – After renewing their partnership, the watch brand and the skipper are enthusiastic to start the season with the “Tour de France à la Voile”.

“Tour de France à la Voile”

Official Watch Sponsor of Aurélien since 2009, Alpina Watches is happy to become the Official Timekeeper for Team COVED-PAPREC, the sailing boat team led by Aurélien, which will compete again this year in the “Tour de France à la Voile”. The team will be comprise of four sailors, Aurélien and Olivier Backès who competed together last year, and two newcomers Guillaume Lebrec and Gurvan Bomtemps. A talented team whom after achieving 4th place last year, will strive to reach the podium this year. The Tour will start on July 7th in Dunkirk and will end in Nice on July 30th. 9 city-stages and 18 days of competition awaits the eager team. The COVED-PAPREC team will go against 30 other teams including some Olympic athletes. Mr Peter Stas, CEO of Alpina, said “We are delighted to accompany Aurélien in this new adventure and wish him and his team Godspeed!”

Seastrong Horological Smartwatch

Throughout the challenges of the Tour, Aurélien Ducroz will be wearing the new Seastrong Horological Smartwatch, the water-inspired sport’s watch. The Seastrong Horological Smartwatch 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.

The MMT-365 app which connects to the smartwatch via Bluetooth is available on both iOS and Android systems.