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An Aviator designs his perfect watch: Alpina and Michael Goulian


To celebrate the last edition of the Red Bull Air Race World Championship, championship aviator Michael Goulian and Alpina are making a limited edition AlpinerX. This thing is hot.

Michael Goulian designed the watch himself, finetuning it to match the new colors of his U.S. based air show plane. Only 250 will be made.

What is it?

The AlpinerX features a yellow inner ring and matching strap with the Team 99 logo at 2 o’clock. It isn’t just a regular watch movement, though. It uses advanced measurement functions using from environmental sensors such as the new heart rate monitoring over BLE connection, UV, temperature, altitude, pressure, compass. That’s right – it’s an analog watch that works in conjunction with a smartphone app.

The watch case is made of black fiberglass and stainless steel, with a rotating compass bezel. It has 100M of water resistance, and two years of battery life. As said before, it’s a tasteful combination of black with yellow accents and a yellow strap.

As for functions, it’s equipped with:

  • Hours, Minutes, Seconds, Date
  • Activity Tracking
  • Heart Rate Monitoring (over BLE connection)
  • Sleep Monitoring
  • Dynamic Coach
  • Worldtimer (2nd Time Zone + Local 24h Time) Smart Alarms (Get-Active Alerts, Sleep Alarm) Calls & Messages Notifications
  • UV Indicator
  • Altitude
  • Compass
  • Temperature
  • Time Recorder (Stopwatch, Timer, Workouts) Barometer

Limited to 250 pieces, the AlpinerX Michael Goulian AL-283MGY5AQ6 is available for $995.

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