Alpina send the AlpinerX Space Edition in to the stratosphere!
The AlpinerX Space Edition is the watch that has successfully been launched into space by Alpina, reaching an altitude of 33,793 meters. With planet Earth’s highest summit being 8,848 at the summit of Mount Everest, this is certainly a fantastic accomplishment for the Swiss watch brand.
Maxing-out the altimeter function of the AlpinerX, Alpina watches have once again proved the fortitude and quality of their technology, and watch-making expertise.
Alpina have recently launched a new ‘Reach your Summit’ campaign, which sees them produce professional sports watches, that are made to perform to the highest levels of precision. Including the AlpinerX, the Space Edition is produced to salute the efforts made 50 years ago, that saw the first human beings to walk on the moon, in an event that would captivate audiences around the world, and in many ways, change the perception of what is possible with the technological advances of science and engineering!
It was July 20th, 1969, when the first step was taken by a human on the surface of Earth’s moon. Astronauts, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin, explored the area around their lunar lander, collecting different samples of rock and soil as they went, as well as setting up experiments, and of course planting the US flag to mark the monumental moment.
Sending the AlpinerX into space.
Alpina’s mission to send the AlpinerX to space has been done in partnership with ‘Sent into Space‘, a company who specialize in Space photography. Based in Sheffield, Sent into Space were able to film the watch throughout it’s journey, as it was sent up into space, and finally when it came back down to Earth after a 3 hour flight!
The film shows fantastic footage of the AlpinerX as it travels through the troposphere, and on in to the stratosphere! With planet Earth as the backdrop, this footage is definitely worth taking a look at! Once the watch had returned to Earth, ‘Sent into Space’ were able to recover it, roughly 60km away from where it was first launched from!
This groundbreaking AlpinerX is now available to view inside the Alpina museum, which can be found in the area of Plan-les-Outes, Geneva, Switzerland!
Who are ‘Sent into Space’?
Send into Space Ltd is an fantastic company who specialize in a very unique area, which of course is sending items in to Space! Working out of Sheffield, United Kingdom, the brand has now gone global, being known as the experts in Near Space, allowing them to apply cutting-edge research and innovation to produce exciting experiences.
One of the main things that the company do is producing footage for product advertising. Working along side some of the biggest brands around the world, they help to create eye-catching, dramatic and intriguing approaches to advertising. They have conducted over 500 flights, which include work alongside companies such as Audi, Google, Sony, Xbox and the BBC!
Further to their corporate projects, ‘Sent into Space’ also work alongside schools, to conduct educational projects with students of all ages. This includes science lessons surrounding the subject of space, where students are able to learn about the equipment, and set up their own experiments too! There is also a research department at ‘Sent into Space’ who have been published many times, most notably on their studies of life in the stratosphere.
AlpinerX Space Edition – Limited to only 299 pieces!
To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the moon landing, and the success of sending the AlpinerX to space, Alpina have created a special edition AlpinerX Space Edition, limited to only 299 pieces, in a rich, deep space, blue colour.
The AlpinerX is a watch that will make no compromises, whilst combining functionality and style at the same time. Why interchange between different watches for different occasions, when you can wear one Swiss watch with pride and style. This is a very exciting new product, that still stays true to the roots of the Alpina brand, combining an analogue display with a digital screen, all working alongside an impressive set of connected features.
The AlpinerX Space Edition has been carefully designed, and conceived in Alpina’s Geneva manufacture, by their expert team of technicians. The overall result leaves us with a powerful, sporty watch, made from high-quality materials and refined details. The AlpinerX is a powerful statement whilst still being an exquisite, wearable timepiece.
The case, bezel, dial and strap of the AlpinerX all pay homage to the vast blue abyss of space, with highlights in silver that have been treated with black luminescent solution, which allows them to glow in the dark, like the stars and planets that populate Space!
Further to this, the watch also features a special edition case-back, where you will be able to see a special engraving of the moon in the center of the triangle Alpina Matterhorn logo! Alongside this, you will see more information as well as the individual watch number too!
This is a fantastic, unique timepiece that is well worth looking in to! If you have any further queries, please do not hesitate to get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org.