Introducing the new Alpina 99MG Limited Edition Startimer Pilot


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Those who follow air racing are certainly familiar with the name Michael Goulian. Born in 1968, Michael George “Mike” Goulian is one of North America’s most praised aerobatic pilots and recognized aviation professionals. Known for his crisp and athletic style of flying, he races in the Red Bull Air Race World Series under the number 99. In March this year, Michael Goulian became the brand ambassador of Alpina Watches. Emphasizing Alpina’s expertise in pilot watches, Goulian haspromoted the brand and its Startimer Pilot collection via series of activations and events throughout 2017. Alpina is also the sponsor of his team Goulian Aerosports. Today, the Swiss watchmaker is proud to unveil a limited edition piece celebrating the partnership with Michael Goulian – the 99MG Limited Edition Startimer Pilot (ref. AL-525NN4TS6).

According to Alpina’s Marketing Manager Morgane Leynaud, the new 99MG Limited Edition Startimer Pilot is a special watch created for a special member of the Alpina family. Michael Goulian’s talents demonstrate the Alpinist lifestyle and values, and genuinely represent the Swiss brand company in the category of pilot timepieces. The decorated aerobatics pilot was actively involved in the making of the new watch. Speaking about it, Michael Goulian said that he was honored that Alpina has worked with him to create a piece that demonstrates the same values as his Red Bull Air Race Team #99. “I am very proud to be able to wear this watch and I am sure aviation enthusiasts of all types will love this watch as much as I do”, says Michael Goulian.

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Like a true pilot’s watch, it features a highly legible dial

 

Now onto the watch itself. Inspired by the Startimer Pilot Automatic collection, the new Alpina 99MG Limited Edition Startimer Pilot features all the desired pilot characteristics as well as excellence and quality finishing details. The timepiece is housed in a 44mm titanium-colored stainless steel case. The case is water resistant to 100 meters (330 ft) and has a screw-in crown and solid stainless steel caseback engraved with Michael Goulian’s signature and his race team name “99MG”. Underneath the scratch-resistant convex sapphire crystal is a beautiful and highly legible matte dark blue dial with large luminous hand-applied indexes and hands. The dial displays hours, minutes and seconds. Positioned at 3 o’clock is the date window.

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The watch comes in a special presentation box

 

The Alpina 99MG Limited Edition Startimer Pilot is powered by the caliber AL-525 with 26 jewels. This self-winding movement oscilates at a frequency of 28,800 vibrations per hour and enables a power reserve of approximately 38 hours. The timepiece is fitted with a stylish black genuine leather strap with contrasting white stitching. The new Alpina 99MG Limited Edition Startimer Pilot comes in a special presentation box that includes a miniature model of Michael Goulian’s Red Bull Air Race World Championship competition airplane. Issued as a limited edition of only 188 pieces, the watch is only available in North America and the Caribbean, at select authorized retailers. The latest Alpina 99MG Limited Edition Startimer Pilot retails at $1,150.

 

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