Next to the Geneva Watchdays, which took place a week ago, the well known Baselworld watchfair held a pop up event where some brands presented their novelties. Among these brands was german watch maker Sinn Spezialuhren, who celebrate their 60th anniversary in 2021. For this anniversary they created a special edition of their iconic 103, which is the pilot chronograph by Sinn.
Being one of their oldest and most iconic watches, the 103 has been seen in many different forms over the years, but for the 60th brand anniversary Sinn created something very special. For the first time the bezel of the watch features a highly scratch and UV-light resistant black ceramic inlay into which a 12 hour scale has been engraved. This allows the user to quickly display a second timezone, making the watch very suitable for international travel.
Labeled 'Klassik', the watch features a classic tri-compax layout with an inverse panda color scheme. The date is displayed on a black date wheel at four thirty and does not obstruct the overall dial design. Another special design feature on the dial is the logo, which shows the additional text 'Frankfurt am Main' to indicate the brand's origins and business location.
As with most Sinn watches, the case is made of stainless steel, has a water resistance of 200m and features Sinn's exclusive Ar-Dehumidifying technology that ensures the optimum humidity inside of the watch. It comes in a special edition box with one brown and one green leather strap, offering the user a chance to change straps to his or her liking. The watch is powered by the automatic chronograph movement SW 510, which is anti-magnetic according to DIN 8309.
The Sinn 103 Klassik 12 is not the first watch to celebrate the brands 60th anniversary, but it is the first to feature a more classical styling while still being more than suitable as a robust travel watch. Being limited to 600 pieces, it is already sold out according to Sinns website, but I assume that there will be dealers around who still have some pieces left in stock.