It’s been just 2 months into 2022, and we already have a lot of news in the watch world with Mr. Biver announcing his own Brand of watches and new models from Seiko and Grand Seiko. Today, we are introducing two new models from Sinn in Germany, a robust chronographChronograph A chronograph complication is a feature in a watch that allows the wearer to measure elapsed time in addition to telling the time. It works by having a separate set of gears and levers, called the chronograph mechanism, which is activated by pressing a button or a pusher. The chronograph mechanism starts and stops the chronograph's second hand, which is usually located on the watch's dial, separate from the regular watch hands. The elapsed time is usually displayed on a sub-dial or a register on the watch's dial. [Learn More] and a dress watch with a silver case.
Sinn Model EZM 13.1
To start with the new EZM 13.1, this may look very familiar to what Sinn currently has in their line up and you are absolutely correct. This is an update to the current EZM13 model with the same SZ02 movement beating inside. The EZM13 has small Arabic numerals inside the indexes, but the new EZM 13.1 removed this, creating a more clutter-free dial. The rest are the same between the two models with the signature big 60-minute sub dial at 6 o’clock for the chronograph and a small seconds hand at the 3 o’clock position.
The watch case is still pressure resistant to 50 BAR, yes that is 500 meters of water resistance! In a chronograph with 15mm thickness and 41mm diameter. The watch also has an anti-magnetic resistance of 80,000 A/m! In addition, the crownCrown The knob on the outside of the watch that you typically use to either wind the mainspring or set the time [Learn More] and pushers are on the left-hand side, a rather cool feature.
The indexes, hour, minute, and second hands are all filled with lume as well as the 12 o’clock indent on the bezel. Although one would love to see the chronograph and minute hand also lumed as well as the whole bezel?
Sinn Model 1739 Ag B
Moving on to the next piece is a blue sunburst dress watch made completely with silver, the 1739 Ag B.
As the name suggests, the case is made with Argentium silver alloy as this helps protect the case against tarnishing and blackening from oxidation like normal silver. Instead, a golden hue will develop which can be removed by using the Argentium care cloths that come with the watch. As it is a dress watch, the case has a diameter of 39mm and 9.1mm in height and of course, 10 BAR of water resistance.
The dial is electroplated blue with a sunburst finish. The applied indexes and the hands are rhodium plated. Beating inside is the SW300-1, which is the Sellita equivalent of ETA 2892. From the press photos, it looks to be the top-grade SW300 with the perlagePerlage Perlage is a decorative technique used in the finishing of mechanical watch movements. It is a type of circular graining that involves making small, circular marks on the surface of various movement components, such as the main plate, bridges, and gears, using a specialized tool. The marks are arranged in a uniform pattern and are typically very small and closely spaced. This technique is used to enhance the aesthetic of the movement and it also helps to protect the movement from dust, dirt, and other debris. [Learn More] and blue screwsBlued Screws Not all blue screws are equal. Traditionally heat-blued screws, involves... heat! The blue color is achieved by heating the screws to a high temperature in a controlled and clean environment. This process produces a thin layer of oxide on the surface of the screws, which gives them their distinctive blue color. It is not uncommon to find blue screws on a watch movement that were simply chemically treated, and not heat-blued. [Learn More].
Both of these watches are production models and should be available soon in Sinn authorized dealerships. More info right here.