Kill your darlings, kill your darlings, even if it breaks your egocentric little scribbler’s heart,” wrote Stephen King — apparently the guiding principle behind the editing process that made the new Alpina Watches 2014 Replica Seastrong Diver 300 Automatic — that replaces the Alpina Extreme Diver, and makes an extremely strong case for acquiring a second chance to make a first impression.Earlier from the calendar year, the new Alpina Seastrong Diver 300 Automatic was introduced using an admittedly over-dramatic video exhibiting an ice-climber which makes his way up a hill into a snowy, high-alpine lake, cutting a hole in the ice and falling in to get a freezing, late-night swim. But as divorced from reality as the theory may seem, the basic spirit of the Alpina Seastrong Diver 300 and these adventuresome aspirations feel somewhat warranted through its broad-shouldered case, elegant applications of colour, and clean, minimalist design language. It is rare when a watch with a base-level automatic motion comes along that truly turns heads, especially in one of the most hotly contested segments in all of watchmaking. Nonetheless, it’s even sexier if such a watch goes on to become one of the year’s most under-the-radar surprises, all out of what boils down to some very simple dial and bezel swap which finally breathes new life into the Alpina Seastrong collection.
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