Saturday, November 8, 2014

Sinn U1-D - The Hour Glass Limited Edition

German watch brand Sinn and The Hour Glass collaborates yet again to unveil a new U1 - the Sinn U1-D.

The Hour Glass is the exclusive retailer for Sinn and this year decided to commemorate their 35th Anniversary by unveiling the new U1 - the fourth in the series for The Hour Glass. Limited to 350 pieces, the Sinn U1-D is nicknamed Ultimate 1 - Dune.
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I prefer this version of the U1 to previous versions as well as the regular version of the U1. Made with Sinn proprietary technologies, the U1-D case and bezel are fortified with a special coating to improve the scratch resistance.
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The special relationship between The Hour Glass and Sinn started 7 years ago when the first installment of the U1 limited edition was conceived for the Tempus watch exhibition. The last was the all-black version and with the U1-D, Sinn and The Hour Glass takes its inspiration from the military giving it a combat look and feel to it.
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The hands are "regular" Sinn U1 hands but comes with a sandy color at the base of the hands. The dial is matte grey and the combination is what makes this iteration particularly attractive. Examine the dial and you can see a sandy "coating" giving the watch a little more rugged feel. The watch has a 44mm case.
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The watch comes with two straps - a calf leather strap and a Camo Zulu strap. The watch shown here comes with a third party strap.
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Sinn watches are made from German submarine steel and water resistant to 1,000 meters. Fitted with an automatic movement, the Sinn U1-D is certified for several standards including shock resistance, anti-magnetic properties and resistance to low pressure at high altitudes amongst others.

The watch is now available at The Hour Glass and will be retailing at S$4,800. Congratulations again to The Hour Glass on the commemoration of their 35th Anniversary!