Today, German watch manufacture Sinn has announced its new proprietary movement inside the Sinn 6200 Meisterbund I watch. Sinn, a renowned manufacturer of tool watches designed primarily for divers and pilots – as well as some other, less specialized watch collections – will now debut a rather more formal looking timepiece… to which the renders they made available for the time being likely won’t do much justice. Let’s see what promises the Sinn 6200 Meisterbund I has in store for fans of the brand.
Lothar Schmidt is a shareholder in SUG, who really are a professional case maker that have historically supplied steel instances for Sinn and precious metal instances including A. Lange & Söhne. The event of this Sinn 6200 WG Meisterbund I is manufactured by SUG at a palladium-rich alloy of white gold, which requires no rhodium plating to keep its silver color and should be properly ventilated by wearers with nickel allergies. The case measures 40mm by 9.3mm, making it slender, yet contemporary in appearance and well suited for apparel watch duties.The lugs are short and curved to boost the slim profile, and the faces of the instance are satin-brushed to comparison with the polished bezel. This case shows a degree of completing up to A. Lange & Söhne standards, which is appropriate since it was fabricated by the exact same supplier. The situation is farther water-resistant to 10 Bar (approximately 100m), which can be considerable to get a precious metallic dress piece but not surprising given Sinn’s proclivity for demanding timepieces. The Sinn 6200 WG Meisterbund that comes attached to either a mocha or black alligator leather strap, also includes a wooden display box with a loupe to admire the fine detailing in the dial along with movement.The Sinn 6200 WG Meisterbund I comes with an anthracite dial, decorated with nice guilloché in radial waves emanating from the dial’s centre. The result looks like a sunburst end at first glance, but shows better detail and visual attention when scrutinized closely. The hour signs are applied and possess a distinctive elongated or “stretched” appearance, which will no doubt prove a controversial design option, but one that I personally quite like. Printed white Arabic numerals mark every 10-minute interval around the dial, which detracts somewhat from the elegance of this timepiece but does serve to improve legibility. Surrounding the dial is a railway minute track with applied metal indexes every hour, presumably also made of white gold.
“Meisterbund” means a cooperation of master craftsmen, as Sinn prides themselves on working together with two notable German suppliers. Therefore, a total of three brands are involved in making the Sinn 6200 Meisterbund I: Sinn Spezialuhren zu Frankfurt am Main (Sinn), Sächsische Uhrentechnologie Glashütte (SUG) and Uhren-Werke-Dresden (UWD). Whenever you are feeling a bit under the weather, just return to this article and attempt to read those three names out loud really fast – or have someone do it for you – and all’s going to be fine.
On a more serious note, Sinn Watches History Replica has designed the piece and will also perform final assembly, while SUG is responsible for building and manufacturing the case which, for this limited run of 55 pieces, is in 18k rose gold. SUG, as a supplier of high-quality watch cases, has been working for a number of different watch brands since 1999 – and ever since, it has also been an important supplier to Sinn, which is no surprise, given that Lothar Schmidt (owner of Sinn since the mid-90s) is one of the founders of the case manufacturing company.
The other notable supplier is UWD who will manufacture the movement for Sinn in Dresden: a hand-wound caliber with 55 hours of power reserve (yes, 55 pieces limited edition and 55 hours of power reserve – all because it’s Sinn’s 55th anniversary next year) with a rather unique bridge architecture that will help further highlight the proprietary nature of this caliber. Hours, minutes, and running seconds is the full list of indications and functions – arguably, though, it would have been nice to see a power reserve indicator thrown in there as well, given that it is a hand-wound movement.
For the time being, we only have renders of the watch and a “werkplan” of the movement, but the news of the Sinn 6200 Meisterbund I watch is still very promising and worthy of our momentary attention, for it means we see an established brand reach out to and work with two German suppliers to create a new and proprietary piece. Last but not least, Sinn Watches News Replica claims that the Sinn 6200 Meisterbund I is the first mechanical timepiece in which essential parts of the watch – including the case, dial, movement, and spring – are produced in Germany. The Sinn 6200 Meisterbund I will make its official debut sometime early 2016, which is when we’ll also check out this new movement and see what it truly means for the brand. sinn.de