Sinn 856 B-Uhr

Sinn trace their inspiration for this watch to naval deck watches or B-Uhr watches. This pattern is more familiar as B-Uhr pilot’s watches , in this case the type B pilot’s watch with separate scales for minute and hour hands. The Sinn 856 B-Uhr has beige SuperLuminova on minute hand, hour indices and the triangle at 12 o’clock, and white SuperLuminova on the hour and second hands. It has a date window, sloping and positioned at 4 o’clock. Luckily it’s small enough as to almost be unnoticeable.

Sinn 856 B-Uhr

The case is made of bead-blasted stainless steel, with bezel and case middle hardened using Sinn’s “Tegiment” process that increases scratch resistance. The caseback is solid, in nickel-free steel. It’s a very wearable piece at 40 mm diameter and 11 mm thickness, with a range of strap options including a strap that threads onto a wider band in the same material. Very trendy at the present time, though perhaps it would have been even trendier if it had been in black leather.

Sinn 856 B-Uhr

The watch has Sinn’s technical features: air-dehumidifying technology that reduces the risk of fogging; magnetic field protection to 80,000 A/m (about 1,000 gauss); water resistance rated at 20 bar (200 metres), in part by virtue of the screw-down crown; and resistance to low pressure. Its movement is a self-winding Sellita calibre, the SW300-1, with a balance running at 28,800 vibrations per hour (4 Hertz). It has the stop-seconds function, which helps set the time to the nearest second.

Sinn 856 B-Uhr caseback

Price

The Sinn 856 B-Uhr is a limited edition of 856 watches, with the edition number engraved on the caseback. It is supplied with a three-year guarantee. It costs €1,590 with leather strap, €1,785 with stainless steel bracelet, and €1,795 with silicone strap. It can be purchased online from Sinn.

Sinn 856 B-Uhr strap versions

Sinn 856 B-Uhr

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