In 1961 the pilot and flight instructor Helmet Sinn founded the Sinn watch company in Frankfurt am Main. Principally making watches that gave the user maximum functionality at a reasonable price. His Pilot watches became popular with his fellow pilots as they appreciated the build quality and precision.
Here we have a 2012 Sinn U1 "U-Boat" Diver with a brushed German submarine stainless steel case treated with a hard coating to be scratch resistant. This special steel has the colouring of Titanium. The thick curved lugs have a lug to lug length of 50.5mm and a thickness of 14.5mm give the watch an impressive wrist presence. On the right side at 4 o’clock a signed screw-down crown. The unidirectional bezel has deep knurling for extra grip. A 60-minute scale highlighted in red from 15-60 is engraved into the bezel with an inverted triangle at 12 o’clock. The flat sapphire crystal sits above a black dial. An outer minute track has blocks of SuperLuminova marking the hours. At 3 o’clock a date window. The flat red baton hands have lume tips complemented by a red center second hand with a lume tip and a red counterweight. Text is minimalist with “Sinn” at 12 o’clock and “U1 Automatic” in red print, The dial's simplicity makes for a very legible dive watch. On the reverse, a screw-down case back. Inside an Automatic SW 200-1, 26 jewels, 28,800 beats per hour. The watch comes fitted on a Sinn brushed 22mm bracelet with a signed folding clasp plus two extra Sinn straps and a bezel in the box.
Points of Mention
This watch is sold with its original Sinn presentation box. The watch is paired with its original Sinn 22mm brushed bracelet with a signed folding clasp. The watch is from November 2012 and is sold in worn but fair condition, as you can see. The black dial and indexes are in perfect condition. The watch comes with our 12-Months NON-Waterproof Warranty.