It was in 1969 when humans reached a milestone, taking their first steps on the moon. As part of their ‘Reach you Summit’ campaign, Alpina celebrated the 50th anniversary of this historical event by launching the AlpinerX into space.
Here is a glimpse of the launch:
Alpina just announced the success of the launch with the watch reaching an altitude of 33’793 metres, higher than Earth’s highest summit, Mount Everest which stands at a great height of 8’848. This height pushed the AlpinerX to the limit and maxed-out the watches altimeter function.
For this challenge to take place, Alpina teamed up with ‘ Sent into Space’, a new company that specialises in space photography who has worked with the BBC, Audi, Sony Music and Google to name a few and have over 500+ successful flights. The journey up to the edges of the Earth’s atmosphere took 3 hours before it made it’s descent back to the ground, a beautiful shot of the Earth in the background. The watch was then retrieved 60km from its launch location. The original watch that entred space is on display in the Alpina museum, Plan-les-Quates, Switzerland.
To mark the anniversary of the historic event of humans landing on the moon, Alpina has created a special edition AlpinerX in a brilliant shade of blue. The collection is limited to 299 pieces with an engraving on the case back of the moon within the famous triangle of Alpina’s logo.
The cool blue tones of the watch have been paired with silver accents across the case and dial for a refreshing, space-inspired look. Each model is handcrafted within Alpina’s workshop in Geneva and comes with a unique number.
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