This particular watch was produced in very low quantities in 2012 with three different colors’ variations, they were all sold out in a couple of months.
Alpha then produced another larger patch, 500 from each color, initially I wanted the blue dial, but it was sold out before I even notice, so to avoid losing this chance, I ordered the black dial;
The order process was hassle free, and I got a shipping notification in about 4 days from placing the order. The tracking number never worked, and I was surprised by the watch in the mail in about 3 weeks.
I exchanged a couple of emails with Alpha team, but I have to admit that they weren’t very responsive; but I got my watch sound and safe, so I can’t really complain!
The watch itself is extremely well finished; the case is flawless and very well machined.
It has a nice acrylic crystal which sits a bit higher than the fixed bezel; which gives a nice vintage feel and look.
The screw down crown is signed and have a nice heft to it; and it screws down very smoothly.
It has one of those DG movements, but I really don’t know which version; it is very accurate, a true workhorse. The rotor is a bit loud, but this is the case for all the DG movements I’ve seen.
The dial is brilliantly done; I would say it is the best part of this watch; it has applied hour markers; and the printing is flawless and crisp.
Surprisingly it has some lume applied, not excellent lume, but at least it exists; which was a nice surprise to me! The picture below was captured by a phone after exposing the dial to a flash light for 30 seconds.
My complain about this watch is the bracelet; which at this price point should be acceptable.
It has hallow end links that rattles a little bit, also it looks a bit cheap when close looking.
I compare it to Parnis bracelets, and this one is not in comparison with Parnis, which apparently started to produce excellent solid bracelets.
In the above picture a gap can be noticed between the end link and the first link, which I don’t like.
The clasp is also very thin, but comfortable and secure the watch very well.
For the price point I’m very happy with this purchase, and in fact I will be buying from them again; probably a Pespi GMT will be incoming soon.
Here are some other shots!