Sinn 936: An Elegant Tool Watch

Watches, designed as serious tools and instruments, can also be elegant, and Sinn is here to prove it. Its new chronograph, the 936 is no exception of that rule. It is highly functional while sporting a cool bicompax arrangement of the counters.
The chronograph 936 is a reliable time measurement instrument equipped with Tegiment-Technology and Magnetic Field Protection, because that’s how Sinn doe it. The dial is designed to increase clarity and readability.

The in-house chronograph movement SZ05 focuses on the stopwatch minute display with 60-second scale at 3 o’clock and running seconds at 9 o’clock. The advantage of this is that it does away with the necessity of adding stopwatch minutes, as is required with conventional 30-second stopwatch minute displays. Optimum readability is also ensured in the dark, as the indices, hour and minute hands are coated in luminous white.
This Sinn chronograph boasts clear design aesthetics expressed through elegant details such as the skeletonised hour and minute hands – both of which are rhodium coated and matt brushed. The counter rings for the stopwatch minutes and seconds have an iridescent effect, caused by a fine cental groove. The dial is protected by a scratch-resistant sapphire crystal.

The Sinn 936 sports a stainless steel case which is partly polished, partly satinised. It measures 43 mm in diameter. The case back is screwed and the crown is also screwable which results in a water-resistance of 10 bar and a resistance to low pressure as well.

The 936 is powered, like mentioned before, by the in-house SZ05, a chronograph automatic movement. It works with 28,800 semi-oscillations per hour, is shock resistant and anti-magnetic.
The watch can be purchased with a leather or silicone strap as well as with a stainless steel bracelet. Prices vary from 2.890 bis 3165€.

Limited Edition: The Sinn 1800 S Damaszener

The Sinn 1800 S Damaszener ist made of Damascus steel. In the Sinn Spezialuhren functionality defines design and innovative technology is always at play. Since the establishment of Sinn in 1961 the manufacturer focused continuously on high-quality mechanical watches combining a tradtional sense of quality with advanced solutions. This has repeatedly resulted in the use of totally new watchmaking materials; in 2005 Sinn used German Submarine Steel in diving watches.

Sinn-Model-1800-S-Damaszener-aBlogtoWatch-7The 1800 S is made from Damascus steel a material, that has fascinated humankind for centuries. It gained its legendary reputation above all in the making of swords, knives and blades. Damascus steel is a combination of at least two different types of steel, layered to create the aforesaid surface design.  The traditional art of making Damascus steel is very elaborate and portrays a unique blend of craftsmanship application.

The watch thus displays a uniqueness that is immediately reflected in its design and appearance. In order to bring the characteristics textures of Damascus steel to the fore – an organic pattern of alternating brands of light and dark – the dial and central part of the case are forged from a complete steel block rather than designed as separate components, as is customary. The result is rather remarkable: for the Damascus pattern on the dial continues across the entire case to create an impressive whole. Thanks to the use of Tegiment Technology and the application of an additional Black Hard Coating. The case is 43 mm in diameter.

Sinn-Model-1800-S-Damaszener-aBlogtoWatch-4In order to keep the dial clean and simple the Sinn 1800 S Damaszener only shows hours, minutes and seconds, and the indices are made from 13 meticulously appliquées, each one coated with luminescent colour, like the hour and minute hand. The date-window on 6 o’clock is conveniently small. The dial is protected by a sapphire crystal glass with anti-reflective coating on both sides.
The watch is powered by the mechanical movement ETA 2892-A2 with self-winding mechanism and 21 bearing jewels. The movement is shock resistant and anti-magnetic.

The Sinn 1800 S Damaszener is limited to 100 pieces. For more information visit www.sinn.de