Alpina has produced numerous patents and innovative calibers and is a real pioneer in the Swiss watch industry. In 1938, Alpina invented the concept of the Swiss sports watch as we know it today with the creation of the legendary Alpina 4.
With the introduction of the "Alpina 4" concept in 1938, Gottlieb Hauser turned his vision into reality. Alpina became successful worldwide due to quality, durability, precision and design. Gottlieb Hauser enforced the four essential principles that apply to any true sports watch. 4 features a sports watch must have: Anti-magnetic, anti-shock, waterproof, stainless steel.
Alpina 4 watches became the timepiece of choice for alpinists, air force pilots, divers, navy and military by strictly adhering to these principles. In all fields where absolute reliability was critical to the accomplishment of a mission, an "Alpina 4" became the mainstay of reliable timekeeping.
The ideals and innovations on which Alpina was founded are still alive today in the Geneva manufacture, where professional sports watches are produced to the highest horological standards.