Thursday, March 4, 2021

The Sinn U1 DS

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You only turn 60 once, and to celebrate Sinn has put a new twist on the U1.

Available in a black silicone strap (above), a bracelet -
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And a white silicone strap -
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The first thing that pops out is the dial.  It has essentially been very, gently, very carefully ground to achieve the textured effect. While there have been many watch brands that have attempted to trot out a "Worn" look, I have to say that this is the first time a distressed style dial has actually (at least in my opinion) worked.  It looks quite striking.

This piece is limited to 500 pieces and will no doubt sell quickly - so no dawdling!

Here are the pertinents -

Mechanical Movement

  • SW 200-1
  • Self-winding mechanism
  • 26 bearing jewels
  • 28,800 semi-oscillations per hour
  • Seconds stop function
  • Anti-magnetic as per DIN 8309


  • Case made of German Submarine Steel, bead-blasted
  • Sapphire crystal glass in front, anti-reflective on both sides
  • Case back screw-fastened
  • Crown screw down
  • Meet the technical requirements for waterproofness, as set out in standard DIN 8310
  • Waterproof and pressure-resistant to 1,000 m diving depth (= 100 bar), certified by DNV GL
  • According to the technical demands for the diving norm DIN 8306
  • Tested based on European diving equipment standards EN 250 / EN14143 and certified by DNV GL
  • Low pressure resistant
  • Case diameter: 44 mm
  • Band lug width: 22 mm
  • Case thickness: 14.7 mm
  • Weight without strap: 113 gramme


  • Hours, minutes, seconds
  • Date display
  • Diver’s bezel with minute ratcheting and luminous key mark

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