2016 marks the 55th anniversary for Sinn, and to celebrate, the hard-working German brand has released a small series of watches punctuating the occasion – including this Sinn Watches Hong Kong Replica 910 Anniversary chronograph from its Frankfurt Financial District collection. But being Sinn, and being a commemorative edition, this isn’t just another chronograph in the 900 series – no, this is a very special split-seconds chronograph that incorporates a ratchet, or column wheel lever for its actuation. Intermediate split times can be recorded with the actuation of the pusher at 8:00. Now, unless you’re looking at a vintage Lemania or Universal Geneve, column wheel-equipped chronographs are a relatively rare sighting these days – largely killed off by their own complexity to manufacture, which is what visually and functionally makes the Sinn 910 Anniversary so much more interesting.
The movement Sinn Watches Gmt Replica uses here is a self-winding ETA 2836-2 with a stop seconds operate. It operates in 28,800vph and contains a 38-hour power reserve, which does seem a little less robust than what I would expect from a watch equipped with such a critical purpose.In addition to the EMS-specific timekeeping apparatus, the Sinn EZM 12 boasts the ability to be readily disinfected alongside the rest of the health care devices from the helicopter cabin after a injury flight, by simply removing the strap (which can be affixed to the situation using an easy and tool-less quick-change system) and prying off the bezel with a flat blade or the watch comprised multi-tool. Exposure to blood, and the requisite cleanup is just another day at work for a first responder — and this feature nicely illustrates Sinn’s commitment to providing a really professional-grade solution, even when the huge majority of us non-professionals get queasy at even the idea of blood on our watches.In keeping with the capability of the rest of Sinn’s EZM offerings, the Sinn EZM 12 Air Rescue is constructed with a 44mm Tegimented (hardened) steel case that’s only 14mm in its thickest point — that can be a little bit of an optical illusion, as its cushion shape and thick bezel suggest a wristwatch which wears much larger than it actually does in person. Being water resistant to 200m and anti-magnetic, the circumstance is shielded from components both inside and outside the helicopter, making a pretty compelling option for people like Coast Guard rescue swimmers as well. Its feature set is rounded out with other Sinn signatures, such as the dehumidifying capsule cleverly tucked to the inner-bezel crown in 2:00. The watch ships at a presentation box that includes the multi-tool for removing the bezel, and performing any number of other useful tasks around the medical helicopter. The Sinn EZM 12 Air Rescue ought to be available soon, with a cost of $3,340.
Some 55 years ago in 1961, “Helmut Sinn Spezialuhren” was founded by pilot and flight instructor Helmut Sinn, who quickly made a name for his small brand by producing honest and affordable, but markedly dependable pilot instruments like navigation clocks and wrist chronographs. Despite the change of ownership back in 1994, the founding spirit of Helmut Sinn is still very much alive and well – and celebrated with not only the mechanics of the Sinn 910 Anniversary, but also in its vintage-inspired design aesthetic.
Traditionally, since Sinn’s Frankfurt Financial District watches are aimed at the finance world, they tend to carry a more distinguished look while skimping on many of the other pioneering technical innovations that Sinn has become so well known for. However, while the Sinn 910 Anniversary doesn’t get an oil-free escapement or dehumidifying technology, it is built around a Valijoux 7750 that’s been modified to mimic the behaviors of early split-second timers, where the split-second hand remains in sync with the main chronograph seconds hand until stopped by the pusher at 8 – then, upon actuating the pusher again, the split-second hand races to catch back up until both are moving in sync with each other again. And thanks to the column wheel, the chronograph’s actuation is prompt and buttery smooth, and a joy to behold beneath the watch’s sapphire crystal caseback.
The Sinn Watches Forum Replica 910 Anniversary is presented with a cream-colored dial and red accents – an aesthetic that balances neatly between its vintage inspirations and the rest of the more austere design language found in the Sinn Frankfurt Financial District collection. If you’re keen on this 41.5mm chronograph, bear in mind it will be limited to only 300 units when it becomes available to select retailers with a price of $5,940. sinn.de