Sinn’s latest flagship TESTAF versions, the EZM 9 and EZM 10, won’t be replaced but will undergo the new DIN 8330 testing to deserve the designation and an upgraded name instead.Acronym-overload aside, the three new models are not too great of a departure from their outgoing versions — specifically the 857 UTC VFR, which looks a lot like its predecessor using the newest DIN 8330 picture at 6:00. On the other hand, the new Sinn Watches.Com Replica 103 Ti IFR editions are more visually distinct — especially with the complete absence 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, ultimately yielding something which seems just a tiny bit like a simplified Sinn 203, but using a hearty set of upgrades.In a market whose genres are usually defined only by visual cues, Sinn stays a cut above — defining, then rigorously analyzing and implementing standards which certify its instrument watches will reliably perform for their intended purpose. It is a smart move on Sinn’s role, since obviously defined industry-wide standards finally divide the wheat from the chaff, and ensure that a Sinn pilot watch isn’t misconstrued as just another “pilot’s watch.”
We have grown to like – well, love – Sinn for their consistently high quality, very technical watches like the EZM 10 (reviewed here) or the T1 and T2 Dive watches. With the Sinn Model 1800 S Damaszener, the brand further strengthens its dressier line of watches, while also adding a twist to it all with the use of damascus steel for the case, case back, and dial.
Damascus steel (or Damaszener Stahl in German), is a material seldom encountered in wrist watches – and yet, not unsurprisingly, Sinn Watches Webshop Replica still couldn’t resist adding a twist to it nevertheless. For the Sinn Model 1800 S Damaszener, both the central, largest part of the case as well as the dial have been cut from the same complete block of steel, rather than from separate pieces. This was done to allow the unique light-dark-light pattern of damascus steel to seamlessly flow throughout the case and the dial. The dial also features thirteen applied indices which, along with the long, lumed hour and minute hands, should provide ample legibility despite the complex and unique backdrop.
Damascus steel has traditionally been used in the making of swords, knives, and blades and is a forge-welded combination of at least two different types of steel, one softer and one harder – to create a new material that, theoretically, combines the favorable properties of both. The manufacturing process is rather complicated, as one would imagine, but what is actually relevant when it comes to the material’s use in wristwatches is the fact that the steels are dissolved to varying extents by acid to form the typical light and dark nuances.
The problem this creates is related to corrosion, and the material has to be treated so that it is resistant to the elements – presumably the “patina” of damascus steel is not as desirable as that of bronze. Sinn uses a so-called Tegiment Technology along with additional “Black Hard Coating,” to provide protection against corrosion and also to better highlight the patterns of the steel.
The case itself is 43 millimeters wide, boasts 100-meter water resistance, and even the caseback – where the individual 100 piece limited edition number is visible – is in damascus steel as well. Behind it is the ETA 2892-A2 automatic caliber – that reliable workhorse movement running at 4 Hertz for around two days, and that hardly needs any introduction at this point.
The watch will ship with black and brown leather straps, a strap changing tool, and a Sinn Watches Nz Replica loupe – so that you can take a closer look at those grooves of damascus steel. Price for the Sinn Model 1800 S Damaszener watch is $7,360. sinn.de