MEET THE ALPINA WATCHES WINTER AMBASSADORS
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:
TRUST YOUR INSTINCTS
DON’T FORGET YOUR ROOTS
We only associate with friends and partners that – like us – truly share, live and work according to these principles, and we hope that any person who adheres to them, and wishes to promote them, will one day decide to wear an Alpina watch, thereby becoming an “Alpinist”.
That our Ambassadors are Alpine skiers, snowboarders, free riders, ice-skaters, divers, adventurers, or skipper, they all share our values, care about the Outdoor environment and best represent the Alpinist attitude!
Take a moment to learn more about them and follow them along their different worldwide competitions, events or adventures.
PAULINE ADO (FR) - SURFER
Pauline Ado was not born into a surfing family - but she was born of the generation where anything is possible. At the tender age of 8, Pauline asked her parents for a surfboard. She loved the feeling of being in the ocean and the challenge of taking on its ever-shifting moods.
After a successful junior career where she clinched both the ISA world junior and the ASP world junior title, Pauline’s thirst for victory coupled with a flair for tactical surfing, has seen her pierce the Top Ten of the WCT in her rookie season. In 2011 Pauline set another benchmark by qualifying as the first ever European woman for a second year in the prestigious ASP World Tour. In 2013, she finished ranked 9th in the world for the second time in her career.
She clinched the ISA World title that year in her home soil. A title she had been chasing for several years.
In July 2021, one of her childhood dreams came true when she participated in surfing's very first Olympics in Tokyo.
GUILLAUME PIERREL (FR) - MOUNTAIN GUIDE AND ADVENTURER
Originally from the Vosges region of France, Guillaume Pierrel was born on skis. He started Nordic skiing at the age of two and made his first ascent to 2500m (with 1500m of elevation gain) at the age of four. He then went on to ski at a high level and won the title of French Team Vice-Champion in 1997 in Autrans, France. Destined to become one with these white gold-covered peaks, he then took up freestyle and derby skiing in 2003, accumulating race numbers and enjoying the competition, and became a ski instructor in 2008. Today, Guillaume is a mountain guide in the emblematic French resort of Chamonix and has led several ski expeditions abroad, notably solo in Bolivia and Peru, on peaks of over 6000m. Born from a passion for the mountains, Guillaume has dedicated his life to skiing, but also to ultra trail and mountaineering: in 2019, he ran the Sky Running on Lenin Peak, in Tajikistan, the highest race in the world culminating at 7134m. On his return, he completed the UTMB in 27 hours. Thirsty for discovery and adventure, Guillaume left for an expedition to Pakistan in 2021, and made this area his new playground, with its peaks counted among the highest in the world. Putting his skis at more than 8000m, in alpine style and without oxygen was a summit he had ever dreamt to reach, and the consecration of many years of hard work and training.
NILS ALLEGRE (FR) - FIS WORLD CUP ALPINE SKIER
Nils Allègre began skiing at the age of two and a half with his parents at the French resort of Serre Chevalier, and has been part of the France Ski Team since 2011. Having started out as a member of the Young Talent (category C) team, his first European Cup competitions (category B) followed before he joined the Men's World Cup Speed (alpine skiing) team, where he has been progressing for three seasons already. In 2018, Nils was named French Double Champion of Super-G and combined, then in 2019, French Vice Champion of Super-G. He also took 14th place at the Are World Ski Championships (Sweden) in Super-G, as well as 6th place at the Bormio Ski World Cup (Italy) in combined. In 2020, the French skier took 7th place at the Hinterstoder World Cup (Austria) in Super-G and is 13th place in the global ranking for combined and 15th for Super-G. In 2021, Nils took the 7th place in Downhill in the FIS World Ski Championships in Cortina d’Ampezzo, Italy, and an impressive 2nd place in Super-G in the French National Championship in Châtel, France. He also took the 4th place in Super-G at the Garmisch-Partenkirchen Ski World Cup, in Germany, and holds the 14th place in the global Men’s Super-G World Cup 2021 ranking. In 2021/22, Nils will take part in his fifth season in the Downhill World Cup group.