The Genovese brand Alpina has released a new diving watch dubbed Alpina Extreme Diver 300 Orange Automatic. As it is hinted in the name of the timekeeper, it is a product totally adapted to its function which is why the brand used orange accents on the black background for the dial, since this is supposedly the combination of colors that provides the optimal legibility in all types of waters or at any depths. Supplied with a raised water resistance and other diving features such as a unidirectional bezel, the watch is however not that spectacular since it does not provide any other additional features except time and date.
As the representatives of Alpina watches claim, orange is most highly visible of all colors, especially when set against a dark background. This is even more notable underwater, regardless of the type of water, the depth or the turbidity. It is therefore clear why the watchmaker opted for the color scheme and why the dial and the bezel are black with orange accents. In order to make the legibility even better, the hour markers and hands of the watch are white and luminous.
When it comes to the features provided by the automatic-winding AL 525 caliber (base movement ETA 2894-2) they are quite basic and include time indicated by three hands and a three-day date display placed at the right of the dial. The movement has 26 jewels, operates at the frequency of 28,800 vph, while offering a power storage which lasts for around 38 hours.
New Extreme Diver 300 Automatic Orange timepiece by Alpina is fitted into a round stainless steel case with the diameter of 44 mm. The watch has a a screw-in crown and a screw-down case back which enables the increased water resistance to 300 meters below the surface. The front of the timekeeper from the Diving series is guarded by an anti-reflective sapphire crystal. Sapphire is also present on the transparent section on the case-back, thus enabling the insight to the functioning of its mechanical caliber. The bezel of the watch is unidirectional and made from steel with black PVD treatment.
Alpina Extreme Diver 300 Automatic Orange is available with three different types of bracelets that fasten with a security folding buckle in steel and each feature the width of 22 mm. While the version AL-525LBO4V26 has a rubber attachment, the Al-525LBO4V26B is paired with a steel three-row bracelet (with the central row being the widest) and the AL-525LBO4V26B2 has a mash steel bracelet. Regardless of the chosen variation, the timepiece by Alpina comes in a diving bottle gift box and with an additional diving strap made from nylon.