Sinn Sinn Flieger Automatic 857 Pilots Watch Sinn Flieger 857 UTC
Sinn Flieger 857 UTC Automatic Pilots Watch
Sinn Flieger 857 Automatic Wristwatch. Just like the 656, and the 756, it is rare today do you see designs appearing that are totally unique and instantly recognisable. This watch has it all. A simple design, with 4 large prime hour numbers, jet black with white markings and hands gloving maximum visibility and clarity. It is the big brother of the 856, as it is the same watch with the addition of the rotating bezel which is secure and sturdy. The design is based on an aircraft clock. As well as being a lovely practical looking watch, it is highly functional and is extremely resistant to magnetic interference, and has a strong well finished crystal and case. There is a small date window between the 4 and 5 hour markings. It is small so not to interfere with the numeric symmetry of this beautifully designed watch. Sandblasted stainless steel case and bracelet. A true future classic and the watch that everybody is talking about. The watch features a screw down crown and case back, 10 ATM water resistance, high quality stitched leather strap and signed buckle, hack seconds, sapphire crystal, presentation box. The 856 UTC is almost the same as the 656 in most respects, just incorporating the UTC dual time movement whcih is a Swiss made automatic ETA 2893-2. The UTC hand is independently settable so can be used as a GMT hand or a dual time zone hand. Width is 43 mm at widest excluding crown and 45 mm including crown, Lug to lug is 46 mm, Thickness is 11.5 mm. Also available on steel bracelet Ref SIN 60b. Price £1,545
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Sinn Watches was formed in 1961 by the legendary pilot and flight instructor Helmut Sinn. They began manufacturing flight watches based on his extensive aviation experience, this was primarily based on Mr. Sinn's dissatisfaction with the watches that were available for pilot and navigational purposes at that time. His own designs incorporated the features and functionality that he felt more fit for purpose as an instrument watch. This is a design philosophy that has transcended the company's culture right through to the present day. Sinn is now the world's most eminent manufacturer of high quality, precision, functional and purposeful instrument watches. From the beginning, their emphasis was on creating special purpose instruments that performed under extremely adverse operating conditions such as high speed, high and low pressures and altitudes, intense heat or pressure, extreme cold, high magnetic interference, and submergence in liquids. Sinn are becoming increasingly known for their instrument watches, and are today a force to be reckoned with as they lead the way in instrument watch design. The company changed hands in 1994 when Lothar Schmidt formerly of IWC assumed control and further expanded the boundaries of Sinn’s high tolerance manufacturing expertise. Over the past decade, Sinn has pioneered some innovative new technologies, including oil filled watch chambers to enable operation under extreme pressures, argon gas filled watches to prevent moisture infiltration, impact resistant gear suspensions, and new micro-lubricating techniques. Their timepieces are standard equipment in some of the most dangerous and adverse environments on earth - little surprise their watches are issued to the German military and elite forces. Above all the watches are manufactured and marketed to the world at large. Like the designs and their application areas, the pricing of the Sinn watches is most aggressive, making them available to most people. Due to distribution agreements Sinn watches can only be shipped to the UK and Ireland and certain countries where there is no Sinn agent assigned to that territory. Sinn watches are covered by a two or three year manufacturers warranty depending on the model.