Thursday, December 23, 2010

Sinn x Isetan 556 watch

Sinn and Isetan Japan (a Japanese Departmental store) has collaborated to release the Sinn x Isetan Co. Ltd Limited Edition watch. The watch, based on the Sinn 556 model is limited to only 50 pieces worldwide. The design of the watch, more so the dial is based in the military pilot watch from the 1950s with vintage looking hands and military look dial. The watch offers the following functionalities; hours, minutes, seconds and date complication. I am sure the hands are luminous but I am not sure about the Arabic hour index. I was not able to see the watch as someone else was looking at it.

Photograph: Sinn

The watch is cased in a 38.5 mm diameter stainless steel case and is slim at 10 mm. The lug width is 20 mm and the watch is offered with either a black or brown leather strap. A stainless bracelet is available as an option. The watch has a screw down see through case back where you can view the ETA 2824-2 movement. The crown is also of the screw down design. The watch is fitted with a sapphire crystal and is water resistant to 20 ATM. The watch retails for about USD 1,900 and is available from Isetan Shinjuku (watch section).

Somehow this watch looks bigger as compared to the other two Japan limited edition Sinn. Normally watches with white or off white dial looks bigger, but this is not the case (pun not intended). This is a nice watch. I like the fact that the minute hand reached the railroad track minute index and the white on black calendar display.

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