Alpina Extreme 12 Hours of Sebring Limited Edition
By Romit Jethwaney & Arjun Sekhri — February 07, 2013
After an extremely successful venture, Alpina Genève and
Sebring International Raceway have again united for the 58th annual edition of
the legendary 12 Hours of Sebring. As a result, Alpina was named the Official
Timekeeper of the event on Sebring International Raceway in Florida, USA. In
the racing world, the 12 Hours of Sebring are considered among the main events
on the international calendar, not solely because it is the opening race of the
American Le Mans Series (ALMS).
During the three-day event, the finest international field
of road racing cars and drivers came together at Sebring to compete in the most
grueling endurance race in North America. Traditionally witnessed by a
passionate crowd of nothing less than 170,000 race fans.
To celebrate the partnership between Alpina and Sebring
International Raceway, the luxury sports watch brand from Geneva introduced a
new limited edition: the Alpina 12 Hours of Sebring Automatic Chrono GMT. With this
new addition to the collection, the brand reinforces its connection to the
world of motor sports.
With a generous diameter of 47mm, the matt black stainless
steel watch features a black dial with red and silver elements. Under the
‘hood’, a highly complex and durable Swiss automatic movement offers the
ability to keep track of the exact 12 Hours of Sebring, through sophisticated
chronograph functionality with a 12-hour counter in the lower half of the dial.
To highlight this feature, a subtle red ‘12’ symbolizes the finish line. Both
front and reverse sides of the timepiece are equipped with ultra resistant
Produced in a limited edition of only 158 timepieces, this
Alpina edition is available at a great value for money price of USD 3,000.
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