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 o’clock rotates the internal bezel so that the small numerals can be moved around for another time zone. The hands and hour baton markers are coated in luminous paint.

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There is a small date window at 4.30, in the diagonal position that has become a standard but that always sparks a note of irritation in me: why not place it at 3 o’clock so that it is perfectly horizontal? Or leave it out? But perhaps it’s just me… In actual fact in previous versions of this watch the date was at 3 o’clock so perhaps Sinn have their own good reasons for moving it.

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The sapphire caseback provides a view of the movement, the Swiss-made Sellita SW 300-1, power reserve 42 hours, with a rotor engraved with tiny bull and bear symbolizing the world of business referred to in the name of the watch. This watch is an example of how a manufacturer can elaborate on a standard movement adding an extra function: the second crown has no effect on the movement but just on the internal bezel.

The watch can be ordered with a stainless steel bracelet or a leather strap. It is water-resistant to 100 metres.

Reference and price

Reference 6068.010, price €1,990, available from the company website http://www.sinn.de

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