THE MOUNTAIN IS NOT A GAME
You need strong character and the right equipment
Some sports more than others require independence of thought, perseverance, the trust of one’s own instincts, the respect of nature’s forces and the ability to find one’s limits, without exceeding them. These sports take place in extreme environments; environments not normally intended for man. In these places, you need strong character and the right equipment.
Mountain climbing and Free Riding are two such sports.
Since 1883, alpina has produced extremely robust sports watches that perform to the highest degrees of precision and reliability in the most demanding situations. All alpina watches are specifically manufactured and designed to master extreme natural environments, especially those which go to extreme altitudes and great depths. The functionality of our watches, including the ease with which they can be used and read in low-visibility environments, as well as the exceptionally durable materials and components used in their manufacture, are specifically selected and built in to ensure that you can accomplish your mission safely.
The alpina Adventure Collection reflects our mission — the mission we share with you. They are extremely robust and reliable, and water resistant up to 200 metres. In addition, they feature see through case backs to show off their amazing mechanical movements. Most importantly, they provide all the functionality and reliability required at high altitudes. Therefore, and not surprisingly, the alpina “Avalanche Regulator” is the official mission watch of choice for Aurelien Ducroz, 2009 Free Ride World Champion and Class 40 sailor.
Avalanche Extreme Automatic
The challenge is to find its limits without exceeding
Avalanche Extreme Regulator encasing the alpina AL-950 in-house calibre
Avalanche Extreme screw-in crown with the legendary “Alpiner” emblem
Aurélien Ducroz, World Champion Freeride and alpina Ambassador
2009 & 2011 Freeride World Champion
Can you imagine waking before everyone else to get to the highest, most dangerous mountain peaks? Even if it is bitingly cold outside,
you want to go where almost
A truly modern adventurer needs a truly modern watch, and one of today’s most exciting and daring adventurers is Aurélien Ducroz, World Champion Freeride in 2009.
Not satisfied with being one of the world’s leading free-riders - an extreme winter sport where the participants dice with death every time they put on their skis - Aurélien has set himself an even more demanding challenge: to cross the 6’700 kilometers of the Atlantic Ocean solo in a Transat 6.50 sailing boat. Because Aurélien’s world is one of extreme challenges, where the conditions on the mountains or on the high seas are always changing and never less than dangerous, he has to have a watch that he can rely on in all circumstances. That is why he has chosen the alpina Extreme Regulator to accompany him in all his adventures.