Pairs Well With: Sinn Chronograph Tachymeter


If you’ve been keeping up with the watch blogs over the last couple of weeks, then you’ve likely come across one of the coolest looking watches to drop in sometime; The Sinn Chronograph Tachymeter. Sinn, the German manufacturer of watches that range from simple rugged tool watches to high-end performance machines, released this limited edition watch for the German retailer Manufactum. Naturally, we’ve wanted to talk about it too, but why restate what already has been said when we can make it the centerpiece of a Pairs Well With? The Sinn Chronograph Tachymeter (yeah, the name could use some work) is a stylized variation on the chronograph with a bold, masculine look and retro finishing. There are many notable features, but what jumps out is the spiral tachymeter, with its two tone coloration and technical detailing, the “aged” lume, which gives the watch a stylized ruggedness, and the tweaked Valjoux 7750 movement. Simply put, the watch is about the tachymeter, which is based around seconds, and the hour and minute chronograph dials have been removed to emphasize this.

But all that watch-nerd fodder aside, the Sinn Chronograph Tachymeter is simply gorgeous. The mix of the black rimmed bezel, aged lume, domed acrylic and that brown leather racing strap call to mind old Indian motorcycles, broken in work boots and leather jackets. You know, that James Dean, Steve McQueen badassness that many of us wish we had. And what better season to begin to trot out the leather goods than the fall? So, with the Sinn Chrono-Tach (already feels better) as the source, we present this edition of PWW…oh, and there is one other thing I should mention about this Sinn: though super unique and a limited edition of 100, the watch costs 1,350 Euros including VAT… Which comes to about $1,500 bucks US w/o VAT (feel free to double check that…not my strong suit). Call me crazy, but that seems like a fair price all things considered.

  • 1. Sinn Chronograph Tachymeter
  • 2. Waxed Cwu45 Jacket by Spiewak (yeah, this isn’t leather, but it’s rugged, handsome and affordable)
  • 3. Stone Washed Oxford Shirt in Bench Green by J. Crew
  • 4. Folding Matte Black Sunglasses by Sunpocket
  • 5. Black Made In Japan Regular Fit Jeans by Uniqlo
  • 6. 6″ Rugged Handcraft Boot (made in US) by Chippewa
  • 7. The Standard Belt in Tan/Nickel by Wood and Faulk

by Zach Weiss

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Zach is the Co-Founder and Executive Editor of Worn & Wound. Before diving headfirst into the world of watches, he spent his days as a product and graphic designer. Zach views watches as the perfect synergy of 2D and 3D design: the place where form, function, fashion and mechanical wonderment come together.
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