Not Just Any Watch But A State of the Art Instrument by Sinn
One might notice that in my past few articles in my column, I had been favoring the German watches over their Swiss counterparts for quite some time already, particularly the ones from Glashütte. I admit I have grown fond of the German pieces as they provide exclusivity to the wearer and delivers the same quality, sometimes even better, than their Swiss counterparts. Much respect has been given because of their keen sense on making sure that the timepiece is in fact a German made one, hence the "Made in Germany" trademark. Although, Glashütte would perhaps be a mecca for watch nerds, as similar to the Geneva seal that the Swiss has.
There is another manufacture or watch brand from the same country that prides themselves of their engineering prowess. That brand is Sinn, a Frankfurt based brand the creates tool watches of excellent prowess. It may be apparent that you may not know the brand very well, or even heard of such a name. I salute to you if you do. The brand has been under the radar for quite some time, the reason simply is that Sinn as a company, focus all their efforts on providing the finest "instruments" (mind you) they can create, instead of spending boatloads of cash on marketing. The usage of the term "instruments" rather than timepieces or watches is that folks at Sinn prefer to call them that.
Every piece from Sinn is not just an instrument of time as one would say, but the technology that Sinn delivers offers something more than just conventional time telling. Such as the slide-rule rotatable bezel function (logarithmic read out) for pilots, an anti-fogging on the piece by its patented air-dehumidifying technology for a divers piece (a basic problem for most aging mechanical dive watch), a magnetic field protection and many more. The company is a true innovator of timepiece, but innovating in a way that totally deviates from other brands. As the company focused more on the science of watchmaking, trying to produce the best instrument for a certain field, rather than innovating through the concept of creating their own movements or complications and at the tip of it all, the accuracy and precision of the timepiece itself. Yes I admit that Sinn mostly uses movements from ETA. But the usage of the said movement is a minor setback for Sinn as it gives its makers more time to focus on the science at hand. Creating a perfect tool watch, that one would truly wear in the field rather than a luxury timepiece that sits safely on an expensive watch winder.
A perfect example is the U2 diver series photograph above, the piece will be using Sinn's own TENGIMENT technology to increase resistance to wear along with its Air-Dehumidifying technology, perfect for a divers piece. The piece runs on a standard ETA-2893-2 movement and it also feature a second timezone in smaller sundial. The piece is water resistant of up to 2,000m diving depth. Yes you heard me right, a whopping 2,000m. Perhaps a testament that the company is "A" serious on making the perfect divers companion. The fantastic photograph above is courtesy of Sinn's new Pinterest page, where you could find here. Even though the page is in German, I'm sure you would still enjoy looking at the marvels of their timepiece err.. I mean instruments.