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Sinn Flieger 142 Automatic Pilot - Lemania 5100 NWW 1334
  • TypeModern
  • BandSteel Bracelet
  • Case MaterialSteel
  • ConditionMint
  • MovementAutomatic
 

Sinn Flieger 142 Automatic Pilot - Lemania 5100

Mint condition Sinn 142.020 St automatic chronograph with Lemania 5100 movement. Comes on original full size bracelet in Sinn box and warranty card. The watch looks like it has hardly been worn, with no real visible signs of wear. The 142 is fast becoming a collectible watch due to its iconic design and the scarcity of watches with the Lemania 5100 movement. The Sinn 142 is famed as being the first automatic chronograph in space, and the case back is stamped to reflect this.  It is engraved with the NASA space shuttle and the words “First Automatic Chronograph in Space”, below which is the serial number of the watch.  Indeed the watch was worn by Reinharf Furrer, the first German Spacelab Astronaut on the 1980 D1-Mission.   The Lemania is slightly different to other automatic chronographs as it has a 24 hour representation of the current time shown in the sub dial at the 12 position.  In outer space, or even cross time zone travel in aircraft on Earth, this is a useful feature as it is sometimes impossible to know if the time at say 5 o’clock is am or pm.  The 12 hour chronograph elapsed timer is at the 6 position, the 1 hour elapsed timer is the large hand that rotates the dial with the red cross bar tip.  The 60 second elapsed timer is the other large sweep hand that shares the same axis as the 60 minute recorder.  It has a bi directional internal rotating bezel with hour markings which is useful for navigational purposes and flight plan calculating, as well as another means of recording elapsed time.  The internal bezel is operated by the crown at the 10 position.  This is a large, heavy, solid and substantial watch, which is robust, enduring and highly functional.  It has a scratch resistant sapphire crystal and day / date function.  The day wheel is in German.  The case and is stainless steel, in a satin finish.  It is water resistant to 10 ATM.  The watch has technical features and has the highly regarded and very collectible It is one of Sinn’s all time classics, and a very sought after and desirable watch. Dimensions are: Width is 43.5 mm excluding crowns, 46 mm including crowns, lug to lug is 44 mm and thickness is 15 mm.

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