Sinn is always a BaselWorld favorite for us here at worn&wound, and this year they haven’t let us down, presenting a wide array of new watches. Perhaps the most significant watch they’ve released is the new EZM 12, commemorating 20 years of the EZM line. It’s a wild piece, but has so much going on it deserves its own article, which will come out soon (sorry for the tease). Here, we’ll look at the more iterative, but no less desirable, offerings from Sinn this year.
356 Sa Flieger III
The 356 is the quintessential pilot chronograph. 38mm, classic style, collared pushers, high legibility, what’s not to like? For 2017, Sinn has taken the design and added a twist in the form of a Guilloché silver electro plated dial. The Guilloché in particular is striking with a concentric wave form that radiates out from the center of the dial, contrasting with grained sub-dials. The result is a dressed up version of the watch with a clean and formal look that still functions as a pilots chronograph. It’s worth noting this is the second time Sinn has done this with this particular model, first with the Flieger II, which had a unique and highly desirable copper dial.
$2,570 on leather, $2810 on H-link bracelet, $2,880 on Fine link bracelet
103 St Sa E
Sticking with the chronos, Sinn gave the 103 a vintage make over. Continuing with their new found love of khaki lume, which can also be seen in the U1 S E and 856 B-Uhr, Sinn replaced the white lume of the 103 with that same distinct, faux-patinated color. The result? It’s pretty gnarly, with the warm lume adding something almost aggressive to the design. It balances well with white accents for the non-lumed elements. This makes you want to scour for vintage Sinns with aged crusty tritium, though I have a feeling very few are out there. One slight gripe, is that Sinn chose the Sa model to apply this style to, meaning it has a vintage crystal as well as steel rim around the bezel. The acrylic model would seem to be a more logical choice as it already has a more vintage feel to it. This guy is a limited edition of 300, so get your orders in quick.
$2,250 on leather, $2,490 on H-link bracelet, $2,560 on Fine link bracelet