Sinn recently unveiled the Tachymeter Chronograph, created especially for German catalogue retailer Manufactum. This is an unsual looking watch, it is basically a sixty second chronograph with a tachymeter function, and nothing else. The constant seconds are at nine o’clock while the date is at three.
|Sinn Tachymeter Chronograph for Manufactum|
Overall it has a somewhat retro look, which is accentuated by the faux aged Luminova. Even though its practicality is severely limited, the styling is attractive and I have ordered one. The retail is EUR1350 (inclusive of VAT) on the Manufactum website. Sinn stuff is typically reasonably priced and well made; this is no different.
|Note the domed Plexiglas crystal|
I already have the earlier Sinn for Manufactum exclusive, the 155 chronograph, which is inspired by the Heuer Bundeswehr chronograph of the sixties.
|Sinn 155 for Manufactum|
Manufactum products are generally traditional in style and quality; very appealing qualities. For instance, the Rimowa Manufactum edition aluminium cases have leather handles and old school combination locks (which are unfortunately not TSA certified), making look like something from a fifites PanAm flight. The whole idea is quite German, and also quite Japanese in a way.
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