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Alpina – Alpiner GMT 4 AL-550GRN5AQ6 Watch Review

Alpina - Alpiner GMT 4 AL-550GRN5AQ6 Watch Review
Alpina - Alpiner GMT 4 AL-550GRN5AQ6 Watch Review
Alpina – Alpiner GMT 4 AL-550GRN5AQ6 Watch Review
Description
Alpina proves that watches with GMT complications don’t have to be difficult to wear and too pricey to acquire with its Alpina - Alpiner GMT 4 AL-550GRN5AQ6. Although it falls under the sports watch category, it has elements that make it dressy, and comes handy for wearers who have to travel often.
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Alpina has made a reputation for creating watches that check off all the things an aficionado would desire in a piece: top quality born out meticulous handling of every part, a handsome design that is bound to wow its audience, and a competitive price tag that would make everyone think that it is a great buy. It has done it again, this time with the Alpina – Alpiner GMT 4 AL-550GRN5AQ6. The watch is intended for fans who are hungry for a timepiece that has GMT and is modern. It is also an attractive addition in a market that proves to be lacking in choices.

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Release date: 2016

The AL-550GRN5AQ6 forms part of the Alpiner 4 collection. The latter is named as such because the number 4 corresponds to four features the collection is proud of: anti-shock, anti-magnetic, water resistant, and stainless steel. All of these can be expected from the AL-550GRN5AQ6. Besides being a handsome watch, it is also designed to be handy for travelers.

Specifications:

  • Caliber: AL-550
  • Jewels: 26
  • Frequency: 28,800 vph
  • Power Reserve: 38 hours
  • Case material: stainless steel
  • Case diameter: 44 millimeters
  • Crystal: Scratch-resistant sapphire crystal, anti-reflective
  • Water resistance capacity: 10 ATM
  • Function: Hours, minutes, seconds, date, compass turning bezel

Pros

The Alpina Alpiner 4 GMT Business Timer comes in two variations, one of which is the AL-550GRN5AQ6, differentiated from the other with its black dial and strap. It is as dashing as the other, boasting of a beautiful sunburst finish, and would appeal to a wide number of enthusiasts. The colors serve more than just provide a contrast to the dark surface; the red part indicates what is deemed generally to be the time for work, and thus an acceptable time frame to correspond with a contact for business purposes. Understanding how the piece works is made easy-peasy by Alpina, you can adjust the hour hand without affecting all the other functions and the bi-directional compass bezel is useful for frequent travelers. The features can overwhelm, a water resistance rating of 100 meters, and an ISO764 and ISO1413 certifications among them. The former refers to its anti-magnetic capability while the former refers to its anti-shock ability. It’s unbelievable that one can have a watch of this caliber while also having a competitive price and a versatile design.

Cons

The watch is large at 44mm so it has quite a presence on the wrist and a profile that makes it hard to hide should an occasion call for its cover-up. The inscription on the dial seems rather random, although the detail is easy to overlook. The impressive details mentioned earlier also sees a compromise in the power reserve. The rating of 38 hours is rather modest.

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