VAIL, Colo., Feb. 6, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Just minutes after the medals ceremony in the main square of Vail, Tina Maze and Alpina unveiled the new Alpina COMTESSE ladies line, a new range of luxury mechanical lady timepieces by the Geneva Brand, at the Vail Swiss Chalet. Swiss luxury sport watch manufacturer Alpina came to Vail to support its global brand ambassadress, Tina Maze, in her quest for additional FIS Ski World Championship medals.
In 1963 Alpina first launched its COMTESSE ladies collection with automatic movements and this year Alpina re-introduces this important line to mark its long tradition in the design of fine ladies sport watches, which began in the 1920's.
The new range of Alpina COMTESSE watches is a delightful balance of sportiness and elegance. The COMTESSE line embodies the concept of Swiss Alpine Chic, which recalls the timeless Alpine glamour of the St. Moritz style to the fullest: Character, Luxury and Simplicity. Ladies will love the elegant yet strong presence of this watch. The new collection consists of 5 watches, which range from a stainless steel model to a yellow gold two-tone model with a diamonds bezel and 11 diamonds on the dial. All models feature a refined guilloche pattern of the Alpina triangle symbol on the dial and are 100M/330ft water-resistant.
Guido Benedini, Alpina CEO, says, "Tina Maze is an incredible athlete and a real role model for women around the world. Her first race was truly amazing and we are honored to be able to unveil our new Comtesse collection with her here in Vail."
About the Vail 2015 Ski World Championships
Scheduled from February 2nd-15th of 2015, the FIS Alpine World Ski Championships in Vail and Beaver Creek will mark the third time that the Vail Valley has played host to this prestigious international event, along with the 1989 and 1999 events. Combined with the 1950 World Championships in Aspen, the 2015 event will also signify only the fourth Championships ever held in the United States, all of them in Colorado.
The World Championships represent the largest and most impressive collection of ski racing talent in the world, second only to the Olympics. To host such an event is a great opportunity to the rally the USA around the sport of skiing, engage the next generation in the sport and build upon the successes of the past toward greater glory in the future.
About Tina Maze
Tina Maze was born in Slovenia in 1983. With 2 Olympic gold medals at the last Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, 2 World Championships gold medals, 1 World Championships silver medial, 9 podiums at World Championships and a total of 26 victories, 75 podiums and the absolute record of 2414 points in one season in the Alpine Skiing World Cup, Tina Maze - currently leading of the overall 2015 FIS WORLD CUP standing - is making skiing history and is currently one of the best female alpine skiers. Tina Maze and Alpina are united by their love for Alpine sports and the Alpine universe and identify with the same "Alpinist" values which both believe are the foundations for any sports, professional and personal success. TINA MAZE and Alpina are united by their affinity for the alpine elegance and lifestyle.
ALPINA, THE ORIGINAL SWISS SPORT WATCH
ALPINE SPORTS WATCH MANUFACTURING - SINCE 1883
Alpina, famous for its red triangle signature, is an independent, family-owned fine watchmaking manufacture based in Geneva, Switzerland. Founded in 1883, Alpina's watchmaking history spans more than 130 years. A true pioneer of the Swiss watchmaking industry, Alpina has been the source of numerous innovations, patents and calibers. Alpina invented the concept of the sport watch, as we know it today, with the birth of its legendary Alpina 4 in 1938.
Faithful to its long tradition of creating mechanical calibers, Alpina manufactures, in its Geneva-based Manufacture, four in-house movements in-house: the Tourbillon AL-980, the World Timer AL-718, the Automatic Regulator AL-950 and the Small Date Automatic AL-710.
Alpina's mission is to design and engineer luxury sport watches that operate with the greatest precision and reliability possible in the most demanding sporting environments, like the Alps.
Caitlin Shockley, email@example.com
SOURCE Alpina Frederique Constant USA