The Limited Edition Alpina Startimer Pilot 201st Squadron
Mexico’s Air Base No.1 in Santa Lucía, Pachuca, has celebrated a couple of days ago the 70th Anniversary of the Return of the Pilots of the Mexican Expeditionary Air Force’s 201st Squadron – The Aztec Eagles.
Back in 1945, 290 volunteer soldiers traveled to the Pacific War Combat Zone, and the ones that are still with us today received a well-deserved tribute, in the form of a 201st Squadron Limited Edition watch, courtesy of Alpina, during a ceremony presided over by Captain Manuel Reyna Garza of the 1st FAAMA Group.
Designed to commemorate this historic moment in Mexico’s war plans, the watch features a plaque depicting an eagle holding in its claws the distinctive tricolor triangle of the Mexican Expeditionary Air Force.
At the back, it comes with a P-47, the aircraft used during the fighting, while the case is made from stainless steel black PVD, measuring 44 mm in size and featuring an AR-coated sapphire crystal. The limited edition watch is water resistant up to a depth of 100 meters.
Movement is provided by the Swiss quartz Alpina caliber AL-372, with a chronograph and big date complications. The watch will adorn the soldiers’ wrists with the aid of a black kevlar strap, with contrast stitching and a steel black PVD buckle.
It will come in a special gift-box that was specially designed for this watch, featuring a commemorative certificate as well.