Two New Alpiner Extreme Chronograph Automatic To Celebrate

12/21/2023 by

In 2023 the chronograph has returned to the Alpiner Extreme collection, celebrating Alpina’s presence in Manhattan with the opening of Citizen’s first multi-brand store in New York, on Fifth Avenue. Housed in a new, more compact and edgier 41-millimetre case, the Alpiner Extreme Chronograph Automatic comes in blue and grey dial versions. The chronograph features three counters plus a date window at half past four. To further enhance their robust identity, these two new versions come on a finely-brushed integrated steel bracelet matching the case and bezel. The AL-730 calibre beats within, boasting an extended 62-hour power reserve – more than enough for a long weekend’s worth of adventures.

On 6 December 2023, leading provider of affordable luxury watches Citizen Watch America (CWA) is officially opening the group’s very first multi-brand store in the USA, the Citizen Flagship Store New York, on the most famous and prestigious thoroughfare in New York at 605 Fifth Avenue, Manhattan, just a stone’s throw from the Rockefeller Center. The new concept store introduces customers to the Group’s various brands including Citizen, Bulova, Accutron, Frederique Constant and Alpina.

The three-floor store has been designed by acclaimed architect Ken Park and his multiple-award-winning New York-based firm Kenneth Park Architects. The first two floors are devoted to collections by Citizen, Bulova, Accutron, Frederique Constant and Alpina along with pieces exclusive to the store. The third floor will house a display of archives and a space for events and marketing initiatives from 2024 onwards.


The Alpiner Extreme Chronograph Automatic is both imposing and thoroughly contemporary; a piece for the twenty-first century with no limits to its scope; as a worthy successor to the first shock-absorbent, non-magnetic, waterproof, and rustproof sports watches. Its form follows that function, housed in the new case developed in 2022 for the relaunch of the line. Borrowing from both square and circle, it places the one inside the other and pares both down to dimensions of 41.5 x 42.5 mm. The innovative shape draws inspiration from the ‘cushion’ format, providing a distinctively muscular presence on the wrist.