This review is written from an owner’s perspective. There will be bias.
When Sinn revealed the U50 earlier this year, a much wider audience than the German brand usually taps into stopped and took notice. The watch represented their trademark diver aesthetic popularized by the U1, packaged in an approachable 41x11mm case at an accessible price point around $2,000. This was the watch many of us had been asking for, and Sinn delivered the goods in spades. As the U50 began to ship over the summer, I took the opportunity to add one to my own stable, having long been a fan of the blocky yet modern design, but never quite able to pull off the bulkier dimensions of the U1. In many ways, this is a watch that lives up to the hype, and whose success could signal a broader sea change in the genre.