ALPINA, UNITED WE STAND, DIVIDED WE FALL
Let us look back to 1883, the founding year of the association of manufacturers and retailers of watches that evolved into Alpina. Its members affectionately called themselves the 'Alpinists', and they all shared the same target: the success of the Alpina watch.
The first horological cooperation
Everything started in 1883 when Gottlieb Hauser, watchmaker in Winterthur, founded the Swiss Watchmakers Corporation ('Corporation d'Horlogers Suisse'). A number of watchmakers joined to purchase watch c...