While both the concept and the term “tool watch” has been watered-down through consistent overuse, the idea of a tool watch is one that has always intrigued me. To my mind, few brands better define the watermark for tool watches than Sinn. The German manufacturer has been making role-specific tool-style watches for decades, from pilot’s watches like the 144 ST to cult-hit dive watches like the formidable U1. Among Sinn’s Baselworld 2014 additions, my favourite was easily the new Sinn Watches On Sale Replica EZM 13 diving chronograph. With an accessible case size and a mission-timer platform, this simple but highly functional chronograph is an excellent example of the modern tool watch.
Sinn is a Frankfurt-based manufacturer perhaps best known for their “instrument” watches; tough timepieces with typically German levels of over-engineering made to handle whatever the wearer could throw at them. In spite of this reputation, Sinn does, naturally, release apparel watches, like the 1800 S Damaszener or their beautiful 1746 Porcelain collection. Last year’s 6200 Meisterbund I watch in rose gold was re-released in white gold with the Sinn 6200 WG Meisterbund I that we’ll take a peek at here.Getting away from this watch for a little time to go over the brand’s history, Sinn was founded in 1961 in Frankfurt, Germany by pilot and flight instructor Helmut Sinn. The organization’s initial focus has been the manufacture of cockpit clocks and aviation chronographs that were sold direct to the client, bypassing retailers. In 1994 Helmut Sinn offered the firm to Lothar Schmidt, an engineer and former employee of International Watch Company (IWC) at Schaffhausen, Switzerland. Under Schmidt’s leadership, Sinn developed a reputation for over-engineered tough watches and would go on to supply watches for the German federal police (GSG 9), the fire service, and specialist divers and pilots.This legacy allows Sinn to occupy a comfortable niche in the German watch industry as a specialist in specialist watches, but bits like the 6200 WG Meisterbund I and its increased gold sibling provide a well-decorated manufacture calibre out of Uhren-Werke-Dresden (UWD) plus a precious metal case engineered by Sächsische Uhrentechnologie GmbH (SUG).
The movement Sinn uses here is a self-winding ETA 2836-2 with a stop seconds function. It operates in 28,800vph and has a 38-hour power reserve, which does seem somewhat less robust than what I would expect from a watch designed with such a serious purpose.In accession to the EMS-specific timekeeping devices, the Sinn EZM 12 boasts the capability to be easily disinfected alongside the remainder of the health care devices in the helicopter cabin after a injury flight, simply by removing the strap (which can be affixed to the situation using an easy and tool-less quick-change system) and prying off the bezel using a flat blade or the watch’s comprised multi-tool. Exposure to blood, and the requisite cleanup is just another day at work for an initial responder — and this attribute nicely illustrates Sinn’s commitment to delivering a truly professional-grade product, even if the huge majority of us non-professionals get queasy at even the idea of blood on the watches.In keeping with the capability of the rest of Sinn’s EZM offerings, the Sinn EZM 12 Air Rescue is built with a 44mm Tegimented (tempered) steel case that’s only 14mm at its thickest point — that is a bit of an optical illusion, because its cushion form and thick bezel indicate a watch which wears much larger than it actually does in man. Being water resistant to 200m and anti-magnetic, the case is shielded from elements both inside and outside the helicopter, making a pretty compelling option for people like Coast Guard rescue swimmers too. Its feature set is rounded out with additional Sinn signatures, such as the dehumidifying capsule cleverly tucked to the inner-bezel crown at 2:00. The watch ships in a presentation box that includes the multi-tool for removing the bezel, and performing some number of additional handy tasks across the medical helicopter. The Sinn EZM 12 Air Rescue should be available shortly, with a cost of $3,340.
The Sinn Watches Online Store Replica EZM 13’s bead-blasted steel case is 41.5 mm wide and 15 mm thick with a lefty control layout, a unidirectional dive bezel, and your choice of a matching bracelet, leather, or silicone strap. Being an evolution of the EZM 3’s design, the Sinn EZM 13 is pure function and provides unencumbered legibility of the main time display and the 60-minute chronograph. There is also a cool red date display tucked away at 4:30.
What I found so appealing about the Sinn EZM 13 is not just its comfy size and focused design, but also its entirely hardcore nature. The Sinn EZM 13 is no lightweight, boasting anti-magnetic resistance to DIN 8309 (80K A/m), anti-shock to DIN 8308, low pressure resistance, Sinn’s Ar dehumidifying system, temperature resistance for -45 C to +80 C and 500 meters water resistance. Speaking of water resistance, a basic 500M pass was not enough for Sinn, as they have had the EZM 13 independently tested and certified to German diving equipment standards EN 250/EN14143 and Din 8306 by DNV GL (click for more info). Clearly, Sinn’s not messing around.
What defines a “dive watch?” If you start looking for the most literal interpretation, you are very likely to locate ISO 6425, that summarizes a rigorous set of globally defined guidelines for functionality, durability, and legibility, ultimately governing what can and cannot be officially known as a real “dip watch.” Along those same lines but for aviator watches, Sinn Vintage Watches Replica has just announced the introduction of DIN 8330 — a brand new German business standard spearheaded by the watchmaker, and anchored by a trio of new pilot watches, purpose-built and officially certified to be functionally secure and dependable from the cockpit. Debuting the certificate are the Sinn 103 Ti IFR, Sinn 103 Ti UTC IFR, as well as the Sinn 857 UTC VFR watches.If this sounds familiar, notice that this new standard takes Sinn’s independently developed TESTAF (Technischer Standard Fliegeruhren) regular to another level as a nationally-recognized DIN standard. Here, we have an official aviator’s equal to the DIN and ISO standards which have long dominated other tropical realms of purpose-built watchmaking. At the risk of oversimplifying things, consider this as the ISO 6425 of bunny sequences, open to some German watchmaker for consideration.The ink was hardly dry on TESTAF’s introduction in 2012 when Sinn began campaigning for a stronger industry-wide DIN benchmark for all pilot watches. But, executing this required widespread alliance from German governing bodies and the industry as a whole — specifically, consultation by Lufthansa Cargo, Airbus Helicopters, along with other German watchmakers such as Stowa, Hanhart, and Glashütte Original; afterward help from risk management company DNV GL who informed the certification criteria and process; and ultimately, the University of Applied Sciences FH Aachen who functioned as the testing institute. The final result is a truly collaborative set of criteria that simplifies all of German aviator watches deployed in professional and civilian air traffic alike.
The tiny seconds counter at 6 o’clock utilizes a matte disk to differentiate itself from the rest of the dial, and features its own railroad trail with Arabic numerals indicating every 10th minute. At a glance, there may be no doubt that this isn’t a Swiss timepiece — true that’s being celebrated here rather than concealed.Through the sapphire crystal exhibition caseback, the hand-wound caliber UWD 33.1 is shown. This is the same caliber that is featured in the previous rose gold 6200 Meisterbund Ipersonally, and it’s at least as beautiful here. Marco Lang of Lang & Heyne watches would be the man behind UWD — that also creates very finely finished watches in traditional German style — and his expertise shows here. The movement is made from nickel silver (also known as German Silver or Maillechort), which has a silver-like look when fresh but will tarnish a creamy yellowish with age. The bridges are uniquely crescent-shaped and matte-finished with contrasting diamond-planed edges.The movement operates at 3Hz and includes six eccentric weights from the equilibrium system, and a spring barrel supported on a single side (that Sinn calls for a “flying cone”), offering a power reserve of 55 hours. The caliber UWD 33.1 also comes equipped with a hacking angle mechanism for precise time-setting, and can be anti-magnetic in accordance with DIN 8309 (approximately 4 800 A/M, or amperes per meter).
Time, chronograph, and date are managed by a Sinn-customized ETA 7750, which they call the SZ02. The SZ02 has 25 jewels and beats at 28,800 vph with a 60-minute chronograph. The chronograph is read via a full 60 minute sub dial at six, and this layout conforms to what Sinn calls a “mission timer,” or a watch with a very specific purpose and strong legibility. Sound familiar?
The Sinn Watches Ladies Replica EZM 13 expands on the success of the EZM 1, which was Sinn’s first mission timer. As an extension of this philosophy for the EZM 13, Sinn chose a lefty layout to keep controls away from gloves and cuffs and to ensure that the watch doesn’t limit the range of motion for the user’s hand.
So far as the collection goes, these new Sinn Watches 556 Review Replica DIN 8330 watches will replace three of the five present Sinn pilot watches with TESTAF certification — namely, the 103 Ti, 103 Ti UTC, and 857 UTC, that is substituted by the newest 103 Ti IFR, 103 Ti UTC IFR, along with the 857 UTC VFR. Sinn’s current flagship TESTAF models, the EZM 9 and EZM 10, won’t be replaced but will undergo the newest DIN 8330 testing to earn the designation and also an updated title instead.Acronym-overload aside, the three new models are not too great of a death from their outgoing versions — specifically the 857 UTC VFR, which looks a lot like its predecessor with the new DIN 8330 picture at 6:00. However, the new Sinn 103 Ti IFR editions are more visually distinct — especially with the complete lack of this 12-hour counter at 6:00 and substitution of this syringe-type handset for Sinn’s baton hands used on the EZM collection watches, finally inventing something which looks a little bit like a simplified Sinn 203, but using a hearty set of upgrades.In an industry whose genres are often defined only by visual cues, Sinn stays a cut above — defining, then rigorously analyzing and implementing standards that certify its tool watches will faithfully perform to their intended function. It’s a smart move on Sinn’s role, because clearly defined industry-wide standards ultimately separate the wheat from the chaff, and make sure that a Sinn pilot see isn’t misconstrued as just another “pilot’s watch.”
Sinn is a Frankfurt-based manufacturer possibly best known for their “tool” watches; tough timepieces with generally German levels of over-engineering designed to manage anything the wearer could throw at them. Despite this reputation, Sinn Watches London Replica does, of course, release apparel watches, such as the 1800 S Damaszener or their lovely 1746 Porcelain collection. Last year’s 6200 Meisterbund I watch in rose gold was re-released in white gold with all the Sinn 6200 WG Meisterbund I that we will have a peek at here.Getting away from this watch for a little time to go over the brand’s history, Sinn premiered in 1961 at Frankfurt, Germany by pilot and flight instructor Helmut Sinn. The company’s initial focus was the manufacture of cockpit clocks and aviation chronographs that were sold directly to the client, bypassing retailers.
The combination of the dive bezel and the 60-minute chronograph allows a diver to time two events (or intervals) simultaneously. Sinn Watches 857 Utc Replica also confirmed that the pushers on the EZM 13 can be used at safety stop depths (usually around 5M/15ft), meaning the Sinn EZM 13 could easily be used to measure your safety stop in the event your dive computer failed or you were using the Sinn EZM 13 as your primary dive timer.
This uncommon ability is thanks to Sinn’s D3-System, which mounts the pushers and crown directly into an opening in the case, as opposed to relying on a more common tube insert layout. With this clever and robust integration solution, the crown and pushers on the Sinn EZM 13 are more capable of withstanding impacts and protecting against the ingress of moisture and dust.
To summarize, the Sinn EZM 13 is the business. It’s Sinn at their best, creating a sport watch with a useable feature set and a dizzying list of protective features and intelligent designs to keep that watch doing its job for a very long time. I am not generally a chronograph fan but the $2960 USD Sinn EZM 13 is a watch that could (easily) change my mind. With the EZM 13, Sinn has successfully taken their EZM 3 diver and added just enough chronograph to expand its functionality but not so much as to spoil its laser-sharp focus. Sinn.de