Alpina is a premium watchmaking company that has been operating out of Geneva, Switzerland for more than 135 years. Recognizable by its signature red triangle, Alpina watches are made in Switzerland.
Patents and innovative calibres are only two of the many firsts that Alpina, a true pioneer in the Swiss watchmaking industry, is responsible for. Alpina is a genuine trailblazer in the industry. Alpina is widely regarded as the company that first introduced the notion of a Swiss sports watch when it released its now-iconic Alpina 4 model in the year 1938.
The Alpina Union Horlogère participates to the 1900 Universal Exposition in Paris and displays its calibers and creations to a cosmopolitan and distinguished public.
On occasion of its 25 anniversary the Union registers the "Alpina" brand name for timepieces.
The Alpina Union Horlogère creates a perpetual calendar pocket watch complication. A significant technical challenge for that epoch.
Alpina becomes a renowned producer and supplier of time instruments for military pilots
Alpina manufactures its first automatic movement.
Alpina realises an automatic movement for women, the caliber 362.
Alpina is bought by Aletta and Peter Stas, the owners of Frédérique Constant. Identifying with the "Alpinist principle", they set out to further the Swiss sport watch manufacturing vision of Gottlieb Hauser.
Alpina and other brands from the Frédérique Constant family were acquired by the Citizen Watch Co.