Team ALINGHI

After much speculation an anticipation the new "Team Alinghi" is finally being presented.


By far the most aggressive AP to date. It will be a watch to love or hate. If you feel neither than it is likely you don't like watches to begin with. As with the first Tantalum watch AP is pioneering a new material for a watch case, "forged carbon". Nobody has used anything like this until now. Will it be as good as the materials used up until now? Don't know yet but I sure would love to test-drive this baby. Many will complain about its weight yet some do welcome light and comfortable watches once in a while.

There is no need to go into detail regarding the movement since most of you know the calibre already. It is the same one that is present inside the Polaris, a 10 minute countdown regatta chrono. I must admit that I am tempted to believe that since it is quite extreme and previous extreme models like the EOD and Montoya have done amazingly well in the grey market that this Team Alinghi will do as much.

The will be, like in the past, three versions. A bit silly since the whole thing about this watch is the full forged carbon case.







There is "one" thing that I am not particularly impressed with. Can't get used to the strap connection to the case. Just don't like the way it hooks to the case without the links. It looks sloppy, almost like cutting costs. I would recommend getting the regular rubber strap, four steel links (the ones that make the strap connect to the case) and have them PVD'ed by your local Jeweler. It would look better and you would have a deployant to boot. A kevlar strap on this baby would have been bliss...


Audemars Piguet...

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Will AP next do the Patek thing, make them in different colors? What about some diamonds on the bezel to go with a matching dial and strap in brown or pink? What are they thinking???

Alunare said...

Hey there,

i dont understand your comments about the strap. It looks like the standard AP 4 point connection between the strap and the case is there and standard. What did you mean ?

KronosClub said...

Ok,

Well unlike the rubber models that have small lugs that conect the strap to the watch case this strap conects directly to the watch case...

Take a look at these;
http://www.kronosclub.com/ROC/mainX.asp?mnuNum=25940

Can you see the lugs?