New watch announcements from Sinn are something that are always worth looking forward to. Not only because the brand has carved out space as an enthusiast favorite over the years, but because with Sinn, quite simply never really know what it is that you’re going to get. There’s always some genuine excitement in looking at new watches from the German brand, since they have a great deal of history to draw on, but also fully embrace new technologies and constantly push and challenge themselves. We’ve already seen one big announcement from Sinn in 2020, with what for many people is probably a solid watch of the year candidate, so you could say that the pressure might be off with the late-in-the-year slate of releases, and to that end, we’re getting a handful of new watches that are more fun and adventurous than revelatory.
First up, the R500 “Racing Stopwatch,” a bullhead chronograph cast in high strength titanium and limited to 300 pieces. While many associate Sinn with aviation inspired watches, this purpose built racing watch is actually based on a model from Sinn’s past, and has a 70s style funk that is somewhat uncommon for the brand.