As a 2016 pre-Baselworld novelty preview, Alpina presents its new “full black” Alpiner 4 Manufacture Flyback Chronograph. This watch uses the brand’s first in-house flyback chronograph, the AL-760 , which debuted in 2015. The AL-760 was an important milestone for the brand; it was not only Alpina’s first in-house chronograph caliber but it also is built around patented technology that Alpina calls “Direct Flyback Technology” which simplifies the flyback and return to zero mechanism by using a unique star-shaped column wheel (more on the AL-760, below).
As its name implies, this new watch has a black PVD-finished steel case, as well as a black dial. The contrasting beige hands and applied indices — as well as matching beige stitching on the perforated black strap – give the watch a compelling look. Let’s take a closer look.