Alpina Extreme 40 Yacht Timer Countdown LE

Winning Bid: $530.00

The Reference

A modern 44m regatta timer is a little off the beaten path for Dial + Bezel but what’s life without diversity? Released in 2013, the Alpina Extreme 40 Sailing Yacht Timer Countdown LE (we know it’s a mouthful) was the second iteration in the line of sailing watches meant to commemorate Alpina’s partnership with the Italian Extreme 40 catamaran Team Niceforyou. Just in case you need a quick refresher on the various sailing classes, the Extreme 40 was a class of sailing catamarans created by TornadoSport as a sort of ‘stadium’ racing series. The boats themselves were pretty awesome at 40 feet long and constructed out of carbon fiber.

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The Case

The 44mm stainless steel case is in very good condition. The overall design is substantial and features a unidirectional turning sapphire compass bezel, rubber-clad crown, and a sapphire crystal case back. Also on the caseback is the edition number out of a total of 8,888 total pieces produced. The watch comes on its original rubber strap with a signed deployant clasp. The strap has been previously sized and will fit up to a 7.25-inch wrist.

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The Dial and Hands

The black face, which contrasts with the luminous white hour and minute hands, reflects the racing yacht inspiration of the watch. Second, to this point, the Yacht Timer Countown’s triangular, fluorescent orange second hand truly stands out and is especially easy to read. This model has a countdown window from 12 o’clock to 4 o’clock, with the indicator disk changing from 10 to 1 and leading to the fluorescent START indicator.

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The Movement

This watch features an Alpina automatic AL-880 movement with a yacht timer function. This movement is based on a Sellita SW500 with the addition of an in-house mechanical module, specifically designed to time the five and 10-minute countdown to the start of a regatta. The watch is running and the service history is not known.

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Seller confidewatch
Auction Number 408
Location New York City
Brand Alpina
Model Extreme 40 Yacht Timer Countdown LE
Reference Number AL-880LBG4V6
Movement Alpina Automatic AL-880
Year 2013
Dial Black
Case Width 44mm
Case Material Stainless Steel
Band Material Rubber Strap
Clasp Type Deployant
Original Box No
Original Papers No
Seller Type Dealer

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Highest bidder was: carl space

Bidder Name Bidding Time Bid
carl space January 11, 2022 9:39 pm $530.00
carl space January 11, 2022 9:18 pm $490.00
carl space January 11, 2022 9:17 pm $450.00
carl space January 11, 2022 9:17 pm $405.00
carl space January 11, 2022 9:16 pm $365.00
carl space January 11, 2022 9:03 pm $315.00
carl space January 11, 2022 9:03 pm $275.00
carl space January 11, 2022 11:18 am $200.00
carl space January 11, 2022 11:17 am $150.00
ARodBaltimore January 11, 2022 11:10 am $100.00
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January 11, 2022 7:00 am

Winning Bid: $530.00

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  1. cmspace@cmspaceins.com

    Pretty obvious I want this. No surprises, correct?

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  2. cmspace@cmspaceins.com

    Will you buff the clasp if i BIK?

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  3. cmspace@cmspaceins.com

    Meant buy it now.

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