There are two things about this watch that make it worth sharing. First off, the limited-edition galvanized matte blue dial. Normally sold in black, this version (ref EZM 8) is only available through December 31, 2013. Secondly, despite having a full 2000m (over a mile!) depth rating, the U200 is a svelte 37mm case.
In what I think is a first for Sinn, it’s sold with a matching blue and white NATO strap.
One more of that combo:
NATOs aren’t my favorite, but they’re super popular and inexpensive, and an easy way to change your look. I do quite like that Sinn is getting a tiny bit bolder with color. This is a versatile and attractive look. The watch comes with both silicone and NATO along with tool to change them, and I can vouch that authorized dealers sell Sinn bracelets (around $400) if you want one.
On the size, 37mm is usually labelled as “mid-size” for brands that make them, e.g. Omega Seamaster. Personally, I find that 37mm is an excellent size for a sport watch and one I’d be delighted to wear. Sinn doesn’t cut corners to make the size either. This one has the same 2,000m rating, Argon insert, submarine steel, Tegimented bezel, sapphire crystal as well as the extended -45/+80C temperature rating. Superluminova hands and dial, legibility looks first rate.
The other day I tweeted that I would rock this watch, and between this and the T2 I’d be hard pressed to choose. The T2 is 41mm, also a reasonable size. I’ve looked at Sinn frequently over the years, in particular the U1 and U2, but was always deterred by the size in the end. The U200 B just might get my money but Sinn will only be offering them with this neat metallic blue dial until the end of 2013. sinn.de