Along with a quartet of colorful 556is and the stealthy EZM 1.1S, Sinn added new watches to two of their other beloved lines, the relatively new and wildly popular U50, and the stalwart 103. Nothing too groundbreaking here, but for fans of the two lines (of which there are many), certainly worth checking out.
The U50 was probably Sinn’s most popular release in as long as I’ve been writing about them. An instant hit, its scaled-down size but uncompromised toughness was the right watch for the moment. They sold fast, and have continued to be popular. But in the two years since their launch, Sinn only added one new variant to the line, a limited edition with a mother of pearl dial. Not exactly the most mainstream combination for a tool watch, but having now seen one in person, actually pretty cool.
For 2022, at least so far, Sinn is adding yet one more model, the U50 S BS, which is likely going to be a bit more to the tastes of Sinn’s core fans. All black and tegimented for near scratch-proof surfaces, the big change here is the dial, which has been rendered in a blue to black fade. A fairly trendy treatment at the moment, it works very well in this setting. The blue at the center is bright and attractive, and the black at the edge fades into the dark case, creating an appealing transition.