With no doubt, Alpina Genève and Sebring International Raceway enjoyed an extremely successful cooperation in 2009. And now for the 58th annual edition of the legendary 12 Hours of Sebring, the two companies have again joint their efforts. As a result, Alpina will be named the Official Timekeeper of the event, scheduled to take place from March 17-20, 2010 at Sebring International Raceway in Florida, USA. In the racing world, the 12 Hours of Sebring are considered among the main events on the international calendar, not solely because it is the opening race of the 2010-season of the American Le Mans Series (ALMS).
The most famous road racing cars and drivers will compete in the most grueling endurance race in Sebring during the three-day event. Traditionally witnessed by a passionate crowd of no less than 170′000 race fans, the 2010 edition promises to become again a great event.
To mark the 58th race, Alpina will issue its 12 Hours of Sebring Automatic Chrono GMT in a highly exclusive limited and numbered run of just 158 pieces worldwide. The brand will premiere the watch at the Gallery of Legends VIP Area on Saturday, March 20. There, watch enthusiasts & Sebring race fans alike will have the privilege of discovering the limited edition at its launch.
With a generous 47mm matt black stainless steel case, the watch employs a black dial with red and silver elements. The rounded and smooth case shape ensures a perfect fit on the wrist of the drivers, while simultaneously meeting their tough requirements: highest level of accuracy, readability, shock resistance, sturdiness, and reliability. The raised white and luminous indexes to ensure visibility, also during the nightly hours of the race. Under the ‘hood’, a highly complex and durable Swiss automatic movement offers the ability to keep track of the exact 12 Hours of Sebring, through a sophisticated chronograph functionality with a 12-hour counter in the lower half of the dial. To highlight this feature, a subtle red ‘12′ symbolizes the finish line. Furthermore, the watch shows time and date, and offers a GMT function. Both front and reverse sides of the timepiece are equipped with ultra-resistant sapphire crystals.
AL-750LBR5FBAR6, Limited edition of 158 pieces delivered in a special “Sebring” gift
Automatic Chronograph GMT with Date, caliber AL-750
Power reserve 42 hours
Black Alpina rotor decorated with “Côtes de Genève”
Hours, minutes, seconds, GMT 24H, chronograph and date.
New round Racing PVD black coated stainless steel case, 47 mm
3-part case, fixed bezel with luminous digits
Sapphire crystal, see-through case back
10 ATM Water-resistant
Matte Black dial with red elements and Raised indexes, and
decorated Alpina triangle pattern in the center.
Black subdials for Chrono counters
White luminous Arabic numerals, white painted luminous hands.
Surrounded second time zone with central hand indicator
Date at 4 o’clock
Exclusive gift box in black lacquered wood. Black leather cover
with the famous Sebring Raceway-track printed on the top of
the box. Red leather interior and special engravings on
aluminum plates. Numbered in correspondence with the watch
from 001/158 till/158.
Carbon strap with red lining & red stitching with black PVD
Alpina folding buckle.