Lot #3146 – Alpina Heritage Pilot Chronograph Watch AL-850BB3H17

Estimate: $4,000.00 – $4,500.00

Rare 18k yellow gold limited edition gents Alpina Heritage Pilot Collection chronograph wristwatch with date, circa 2006, ref #AL-850BB3H17.  Limited Edition of only 250 watches in 18k yellow gold.  Black Alpina Geneve dial with 2 registers and date at the 6 o`clock.  Quick set date change.  Onion crown.  High polish yellow gold bezel.  Hallmarks on the case back indicating 18k gold are crisp and highly visible.  Swiss made, automatic self winding movement.  Comes on a generic brown leather strap with an 18k yellow gold Alpina tang buckle.  Accompanied by a fitted Alpina watch box, Alpina manual, Alpina hang tag, and Alpina warranty papers (no longer valid).  Approximate diameter is 38mm.  This is a very rare model in solid 18k yellow gold as the regular edition of the Alpina pilot is more commonly found in a stainless steel version with gold plate.

Has superficial scratches due to normal wear and age.  The overall condition is good.  Running at the time of inspection, however not checked for accuracy nor water resistance/proofness. An overhaul is always recommended for used watches.  Gross weight is approximately 78.9 grams including the Alpina tang buckle.

In 1883, Gottlieb Hauser founded Alpina Union Horlogere SA / Schweizerische Uhrmacher – Genossenschaft.  He wanted to unit the Swiss watchmaking industry to create high quality and innovative movements.  Alpina celebrated their 130th anniversary in 2013.  Some of their iconic lines include the Alpina Alpiner, Alpina Alpinerx, Alpina Startimer, Alpina Seastrong, Alpina Comtesse, and the Alpina Smartwatch.

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Brand:  Alpina
Model:  Heritage Pilot Chronograph – Limited edition of 250 pieces in solid 18k yellow gold
Reference:  #AL-850BB3H17 or #AL850BB3H17 or #AL.850BB3H17
Diameter:  38mm
Dial Color:  Black
Case Material:  18k Yellow gold
Bezel Material:  18k Yellow gold
Case Back:  Solid
Movement:  Automatic
Functions:  Hours, minutes, seconds, date, chronograph
Band: Generic leather strap with an 18k yellow gold Alpina tang buckle
Last Know Retail (Approximate):  N/A