Sinn’s 103 line of chronographs is a mainstay of their product offerings. The 103 style is one of Sinn’s earliest designs, and for Baselworld 2018, Sinn Watches Prague Replica has released the Sinn 103 Sa B E, limited to 500 pieces. The limited edition features a new colorway for the 103 family with a sunburst blue dial, blue anodized bezel, a domed sapphire crystal, and a sapphire caseback to view the Valjoux 7750 ticking along inside.
If you look for the most literal interpretation, you’re likely to find ISO 6425, that outlines a strict set of globally defined guidelines for functionality, durability, and legibility, ultimately regulating what can and cannot be officially known as a true “dip watch.” Along those same lines but for aviator watches, Sinn has just announced the debut of DIN 8330 — a new German industry standard spearheaded by the watchmaker, and anchored by a trio of new pilot sequences, purpose-built and formally certified to be functionally safe and dependable from the cockpit. Here, we’ve got a formal aviator’s equal to the DIN and ISO standards that have long governed other watery realms of purpose-built watchmaking. At the risk of oversimplifying things, consider it as the ISO 6425 of bunny watches, open to any German watchmaker for consideration.The ink was hardly dry on TESTAF’s introduction in 2012 when Sinn started campaigning for a stronger industry-wide DIN benchmark for all pilot watches. But, executing this required widespread cooperation from German governing bodies and the industry as a whole — especially, consultation by Lufthansa Cargo, Airbus Helicopters, and other German watchmakers such as Stowa, Hanhart, and Glashütte Original; afterward assistance from risk management firm DNV GL who advised the certification criteria and process; and ultimately, the University of Applied Sciences FH Aachen who functioned as the testing institute. The final result is really a collaborative set of criteria which ultimately governs all German aviator watches deployed in civilian and professional air traffic alike.
Model: 103 Sa B E
Dimensions: 41mm in diameter by 16mm thick
Water Resistance: 200m
Case Material: Stainless Steel
Crystal/Lens: Domed Sapphire
Movement: Valjoux 7750
Power Reserve: 42 hours
Strap/Bracelet: Leather strap with tang buckle or Steel H-Link bracelet
Price & Availability: $2,760 on strap, $2,950 on bracelet (Limited to 500 pieces)
Previous iterations of the 103 have offered the option between a sapphire crystal, or a very domed acrylic crystal. Present on the 103 Sa B E however is a domed sapphire crystal, retaining the same look found with the acrylic crystal on previous models. The 103 is an iconic (yeah I said it) watch in the Sinn Watches Price Replica lineup and has been for a long time. While there’s nothing new or innovative for Sinn in this watch, it does offer up an already cool model in a new colorway that might please the hardcore Sinn fans, or those that have been on the fence waiting for the right configuration to come around. I’m a blue watch advocate, so the colorway on the 103 Sa B E gets a thumbs up from me on its choice of blue. And while the choice to use faux vintage lume will certainly get a few enthusiasts riled up, I think it was implemented well on this piece.
Sinn has released a number of different 103 color variations over the years, from the standard plain black, to panda dials, and even blue panda dials. Point being, there are a lot of different colors out there for the potential 103 buyer, and the number of options has now grown by one. Limited to 500 pieces, the Sinn 103 Sa B E is priced at $2,760 on the leather strap, and $2,950 on the steel bracelet. sinn.de