Sinn EZM 1.1 mission timer chronograph

Sinn EZM 1.1 mission timer chronograph

The EZM 1.1 mission timer chronograph by Sinn is the latest version of their classic EZM 1 released in 1997, 20 years ago. The EZM 1.1 also celebrates the opening, on 31 August 2017, of Sinn’s new headquarters at Wilhelm-Fay-Strasse 21, Frankfurt. At this new and larger building, Sinn make their watches, and customers can…

Sinn 857 UTC VFR

The 857 UTC VFR by Sinn is a pilot’s watch, certified by the newly-instituted German standard DIN 8330, specially devised for watches used in aviation, where they may be subjected to magnetic fields, positive and negative variations in pressure and temperature, and G-forces. In addition to these qualities, this watch has a dial of superb…

Sinn 103 Ti UTC IFR

Sinn 103 Ti UTC IFR

The 103 Ti UTC IFR is a pilot’s chronograph by Sinn, complying to the new German standard DIN 8330 for pilot’s watches. It’s a fine combination of features, with time functions given optimum legibility by means of a simple layout and a judicious use of SuperLuminova. The chronograph can likewise be used in low light…

Sinn pilot’s chronograph 103-Ti IFR

Sinn pilot’s chronograph 103-Ti IFR

The 103-Ti IFR is a chronograph by Sinn that meets the specifications of German pilot’s watch standard DIN 8330, a new standard for pilot’s watches that came into operation in March 2016. DIN 8330 is based on the previous TESTAF technical standard developed by Sinn, and its formulation was devised by a team comprising Sinn,…

Sinn U212

Sinn U212

The Sinn U212 (EZM 16) is a large diving watch, 47 mm in diameter and 14.5 mm thick, with a case and solid caseback entirely made in German Submarine Steel, with satin finish. It has been tested and certified for a range of characteristics, including water resistance (100 bar/1,000 metres), low pressure resistance, shock resistance,…

Sinn U1 Camouflage

Camouflage is big in fashion right now, as demonstrated by Versace’s spring/summer 2016 bags. The fashion industry uses anything to make a splash, and so Donatella Versace’s bag is ironic in a Dada way: camouflage, which is designed to help soldiers merge into the background, is used to make the bag and its wearer stand…

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…

Sinn strap for Apple watch

“If you can’t beat ’em, join ’em” could be the motto for this strap by Sinn. The Sinn strap for the Apple Watch enables you to wear both a mechanical watch and an Apple Watch together. If you buy the SInn strap on its own, it costs €175; if you buy it with a Sinn…

Sinn 556 I Mother-of-pearl W

Sinn 556 I Mother-of-pearl W

The third in the 556 series of watches by Sinn, this piece shows how a diameter around 38 mm has become a unisex size. This version with mother-of-pearl dial is aimed at a female audience and in my opinion works best on the stainless steel bracelet options, even though the watch can also be ordered…

Sinn 556 I M

Like the Sinn 556 Anniversary, the 556 I M by Sinn is a sports watch with a 38.5 mm stainless steel case, 20 bar water resistance, and an ETA 2824-2 self-winding movement. Unlike the 556, this piece with Moka-coloured sunburst dial is not a limited edition. The ETA 2824-2 has basic finish and a Sinn…

Sinn 556 Anniversary

The 556 is Sinn’s entry-level watch, a sports watch with stainless steel case and an ETA 2824-2 self-winding movement. For the brand’s 55th anniversary, it has presented three models with different dial finishes, and this particular version is a limited edition of 1,000 pieces. It inherits some aspects of Sinn’s traditions in pilot’s watches, with…

Sinn Jubilaeum 910

Sinn 910 Anniversary

Helmut Sinn founded his company in 1961, and so this year marks its 55th anniversary. He himself would have been 100 on 3 September 2016, but he died three years ago. I’m sure he would have been pleased by this anniversary watch, because his motto was “as perfectly as possible, but only as expensive as…

Sinn 6200 Meisterbund I

Sinn 6200 Meisterbund I

This year, Sinn are celebrating their 55th anniversary, and the 6200 Meisterbund I is their anniversary model. The name “Meisterbund” means “company of masters,” and it refers to the three different German companies involved in the watch’s production. The movement is made by Uhren-Werke-Dresden (UWD), the case is by Sächsische Uhrentechnologie GmbH Glashütte (SUG), while…

Sinn 103 A Sa B pilot’s chronograph

This limited-edition pilot’s chronograph by Sinn is an addition to its 103 series of chronographs, and its major feature is the blue dial with sunburst decoration and silver subdials. Case and dial The stainless steel case is 41 mm in diameter and 17 mm thick, and it features the brand’s Ar-Dehumidifying Technology that extends watch…

Sinn U212 S E diver’s watch

This is a large diver’s watch, 47 mm in diameter making it the largest piece in the Sinn range, and it complies with the diver’s watch standard DIN 8306, substantially equivalent to ISO 6425. It is named U212 for a reason: U212 is a modern German submarine currently used by the navies of Germany, Italy…

Sinn EZM 7

This watch by Sinn looks bright and colourful, particularly with the red silicone strap that is one of the options. But the colours on the dial have a serious purpose: the watch was designed in cooperation with German fire brigade personnel, and it is colour coded to time the period at which a fire-fighter can…

Sinn

Company profile: Helmut Sinn’s motto was always “as perfectly as possible, but only as expensive as necessary.” At least, that was his motto as regards watches. Before making watches, he was a pilot. He was born on 3 September 1916, and he flew in the Second World War. Later, he began to consider making functional…

Sinn Frankfurt Financial District Watch 6068

This watch, the new version presented at Baselworld 2015 of an existing and very popular model by Sinn, is an attractive three-hander with a black sunburst-textured dial, discreet in size at 38.5 mm diameter and 12 mm thick. It combines simplicity with an interesting method of displaying a second time zone: the crown at 10…

Sinn 104 St Sa A pilot’s watch

Sinn was founded in 1961 by flying instructor Helmut Sinn, and so their range includes many pilot’s watches. This model is in the classic pilot’s format, with a few extras: the pilot’s bezel, which can be used for countdowns for up to an hour using the minute hand, and the day and date window. The…