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From the very beginning, as far back as 1883, Alpina has been associated with horological innovation. Whether it was our innovative way of creating an excellent working environment, or through the introduction of new quality control criteria before anyone else, Alpina has always sought ways to improve how things are done. Given its quality, durability, precision and design, the brand’s intention was to provide sportsmen, engineers, technicians and adventurers with the ideal watch and Alpina turned its vision into reality with the introduction of the “Alpina 4” concept in 1938 when it revolutionized its timepieces by imposing the four essential characteristics for the true “sports watch”: Antimagnetic; Anti-Shock; Water-Resistant; Stainless Steel. Through strict adherence to these principles and properties, the legendary “Alpina 4” has become the timekeeper of choice for Alpinists, Air Force pilots, Master Divers, the Navy and the Military. Today, in all domains where absolute reliability is critical to accomplishing a mission, the “Alpina 4" is the mainstay of reliable timekeeping.