Sinn was founded in 1961 by Helmut Sinn in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. Certified engineer Lothar Schmidt acquired the company on 1st September 1994. Creating timepieces that are rugged, durable, and accurate. Their watches have gone to space on numerous occasions with their first outing by the German physicist and astronaut Professor Dr Reinhard Furrer wearing the 140 S on his wrist during the D-1 Spacelab mission in 1985.
This Unworn Sinn x The Rake & Revolution 155 is a re-edition of the legendary Bundeswehr 1550 SG, issued in a limited run of 150 pieces It’s the rarest of the 3 re-editions produced. Made in collaboration with Revolution and Rake magazines. Designed for military pilots of the West German Federal Defense Force (Bundeswehr). They were initially made by a company called Leonidas, which was later purchased by Heuer. It’s 43mm stainless steel round case is bead-blasted. The bezel with its 60-minute scale has a “ghost” effect giving the appearance of a watch faded by the sun over time. A flat acrylic crystal sits above a matte black dial. An inner 60minute track and large Arabic numeral indexes coated in specially coloured Super Luminova to perfectly emulate the look of aged tritium seen on vintage watches. At 3 o’clock a 30-minute register and at 9 o’clock the continuous 60 seconds register. Broad syringe hands and a chronograph hand are coated in the same vintage colour Super Luminova. At 6 o’clock you find a “DarkStar” in place of the original 3H logo. On the reverse a screw-down case back. Inside an Automatic Cal. SW 510, 27 Jewels, 28,800 beats per hour. Cam operated chronographs. Fitted on its Sinn 20mm Bundeswehr strap with a signed buckle plus spare options.
Points of Mention
This watch is sold as a complete set and unworn, meaning it comes with all of what it came with when purchased brand new. The watch comes paired on its original leather bund strap, plus all spare accessories included and unworn. The watch is from August 2019 and is sold in unworn condition. The watch comes with its original manufacturer warranty.
Easily one of the very best collaborations and limited edition watches in recent years, The Rake & Revolution nailed the design and chose the perfect brand to do this with! Sinn is easily one of the most underrated German watch brands, but for how much longer?