Alpina’s UK distributor Argento Fine Products was quick to act after hearing from a retail partner that cricketer Jonny Bairstow was a fan of the Swiss sports watch brand.
Giuseppe Ferro, managing director, learnt from York-based Alpina retailer The Little Diamond Shop that Yorkshire and England batsman and wicket-keeper Jonny Bairstow was a fan and hot-footed it to Leeds to watch Yorkshire play Somerset on Tuesday.
Afterwards Ferro, presented Bairstow with an Alpina Startimer Classic Automatic Chronograph watch on the outfield.
Jonny Bairstow, son of former Yorkshire player David Bairstow, is a wicket keeper and batsman for both Yorkshire and England. Bairstow made his Test match debut in May 2012 playing against the West Indies at Lord’s, and has recently helped Yorkshire claim victory of the County Championship for the first time in ten years.