Germany has just celebrated the 30th anniversary of German reunification on 3 Octorber 2020. And of course, German watchmaker Sinn is acknowledging this event with the release of a special edition, the U1 DE.
For Sinn, this historical date has also it’s own significance. For the watchmaker, it’s synonymous with the story of two companies which continue to actively embrace the merging of East and West to this Day. What is meant is the partnership between Sinn Spezialuhren and Sächsische Uhrentechnologie GmbH Glashütte, which was established in 1999.
To mark this special occasion, Sinn has designed the watch in Germany’s national colours. The colours black, red and gold, which have always been a symbol of German reunification are anchored in the constitution as the colours of the flag, go all the way back to the Wars of Liberation in 1813 and 1815. The black, red and gold flag appeared in its present-day form at the Hambach Festival of 1832 for the first time. The Reunification was celebrated with the raising of the German flag in front of the Reichstag building in Berlin. So there are more than enough reasons to immortalize the colors in this special edition.
Sinn equipped the U1 DE with a black housing made of German Submarine Steel. It comes in a diameter of 44 mm and with its screw-fastened case back and the screw-down crown (the latter is placed at 4 instead of 3 o’clock in order to prevent it from squeezing into the back of the hand) the watch provides a water-resistance of 100 bar. In addition, the case is also low pressure resistant.
The dial offers hours, minutes and seconds and the seconds hand comes in a very glossy gold. At 3 o’clock, you’ll find a small date window. To ensure the best readability under bad lighting conditions, Sinn has equipped all indexes and hands with luminous paint.
The Sinn U1 DE is powered by the calibre SW 200-1. This automatic movement operates at a fequency of 28.800 vph and guarantees high precision and a very reliable performance.
This special edition is also a limited edition of only 300 pieces. The watches can be fitted with either a leather, silicone or stainless steel bracelet, depending on the customer’s preference.