Tuesday, December 22, 2009

I might have a Sinn-ful affair....

Ever since I had the close encounter with Sinn, I have been trying to find out more about Sinn and their products. I had a passing fancy with Sinn a long time ago, but it never came to be. This would be a second visit to the brand. I have just downloaded their catalogue and found it very interesting. It was a bit technical but that is fine by me as I am an engineer (ex) by training.

The diving collection was of interest. I find the U series watches very interesting. The amount of work that goes into it, makes the watches very very interesting. I think it makes a cool tool watch. Very technical and it tickles my technical side.

I find the following Sinn technology very fascinating;

1. Hydro - the watch is oil filled to prevent fogging
2. Use of special oil - reduce friction under extreme conditions, e.g. -45 degree to + 80 degree (Centigrade)
3. Dehumidifying technology - the use of drying capsule, Viton seals and filling the watch with Argon
4. Diapal - the use of diamond pallet as oppose to the normal ruby pallet
5. Tegiment and black hard coating - better surface protection and increase hardness to 1,200 Vickers
6. Special case material - the use of German Submarine steel which has increased sea-water corrosion resistance and anti-magnetic properties

I have narrowed down the selection to either the Sinn U1 or U2. The Sinn U series incorporate the Sinn technology 2, 3, 5 and 6 (from above list). Looks like a visit to the watch shop with the Sinn Tempus U1 might just be in order..... or maybe this watch, the Sinn U2S

Photograph: Sinn

You have to admit that it does look good.

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