Introducing Five Sinn Novelties Presented at Munichtime 2017

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The 2017 Munichtime event saw the presentation of five new models from Sinn, including re-editions, updates, and a new complication. Introducing the EZM1.1, the 3006 Hunter Chronograph, the 6096 Frankfurt World Time, and two new entries into the 556 I Family—the B (Blue) and the Mother-of-pearl S. Let’s dive right in.

Sinn EZM1.1

The first is a watch we already covered here on Worn & Wound—the modern reincarnation of Sinn’s iconic EZM1, the EZM1.1—and it looks as though all 500 pieces sold out quickly. The EZM1.1 automatic chronograph features a modified Valjoux 7750 movement totally restructured to mimic the operation of the Lemania 5100, which powered the original EZM1. For the full rundown, click here.

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3006 Hunting Chronograph

The first true novelty of the show is the 3006 Hunting Chronograph, which now features a new moonlight display complication on top of everything else the watch has to offer. Despite the need to show a large amount of information on the dial, it remains clear, legible, and pretty good looking, too. The moonlight display complication is essentially a moonphase indicator with a few modifications to tailor it to its specific purpose here.

According to German federal hunting laws, artificial light is not allowed to be used when hunting, so knowing when one can get the best natural moonlight is good knowledge to have. As such, the moon is lumed for easy readability at night, and it features an indicator at the bottom of the window that marks the three days on either side of a full moon. Inside the 44mm case is the Valjoux 7751 movement, and Sinn’s Hunting Watch makes full use of all of the complications with a 12-hour chronograph, a 24-hour indicator, and a full calendar with pointer date around the perimeter of the dial. The watch also features Sinn’s Tegimenting and Ar-Dehumidifying technologies and it’s water resistant to 200 meters.

The dark green dial is in keeping with the environs in which it is intended to be used, but even if you aren’t planning a hunt in the German forests this is a great looking and complication-heavy watch. The US price for the 3006 Hunter Chronograph on a strap is $3,970.

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6096 Frankfurt World Time

The Frankfurt World Time 6096 is able to display three time zones concurrently. The 12-hour time is shown against the dial’s main hour indices, and a separate time zone tracks against the main hands and references against the outer chapter ring, which rotates via the second crown at ten o’clock. The third time zone can be tracked with the GMT hand against the inner 24-hour ring. At first glance, the watch appears to be identical to an existing watch in Sinn’s back catalog—the 6060 World Time. Both make use of the ETA 2893-2 caliber, but in addition to the case being increased in diameter from 38.5mm to 41.5mm, the date window on the 6096 is now placed neatly above the six o’clock index and the inner ring of GMT numerals show even numbers with a dot between, rather than odd numbers. The polished stainless steel case is barely over 10mm thick, including the exhibition case back, and when paired with the polished fine link bracelet the Frankfurt World Time watch should look and feel very much at home in the financial district its name references. The US price for the 6096 Frankfurt World Time on bracelet is $2,880.

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556 I B (Blue) and Mother-of-pearl S

Finally, two new models are added to the ever-popular 556 range. The 556 I B features a gorgeous blue sunburst dial and applied lumed indices. The aesthetic is in keeping with the 556 I Anniversary models rather than the more toolish, original monochrome version. Like the Anniversary models before, the date window is again omitted to enhance the dressier feel of the watch. The sunburst blue looks entirely at home coupled with the 556 I dial layout and case, and I suspect this is a watch people have been waiting for Sinn to produce.


For our review of the classic 556 I, click here.


The other addition to the 556 range is the intriguing Mother-of-pearl S variant. Mother-of-pearl is more common as a dial choice on women’s watches, and the black version seen here is comparatively rare. Sinn intends this to be a more masculine take on mother-of-pearl.

The 556 I line owes much of its popularity to its 38.5mm satin finished case, simple dial design, and great bracelet. Despite Sinn’s aim of making mother-of-pearl more masculine, I can see these two watches appealing to both men and women alike. The 556 I Blue Dial is $1,470 on Sinn’s fine link bracelet and $1,160 on a strap. The Mother-of-pearl S edition is priced on request due to the custom nature of the dial material. For more information, visit Sinn and WatchBuys.

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Brad stumbled into the watch world in 2011 and has been falling down the rabbit hole ever since. Based in London, Brad's interests lie in anything that ticks, sweeps or hums and is slightly off the beaten track.
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