Sinn has just launched a new line of watches, the Series 105, this new line presents contemporary features and the usual minimalist effect very typical of German brands, simple, well-groomed and easy-to-read dials. This new Series presents some features of the Pilot Watch 104 line especially with regard to the case, for the time being, Sinn introduces 4 models, two in the 105 St Sa variant and other two in the 105 St Sa UTC variant.
Starting with the 105 St Sa variant, its main feature is a black bidirectional bezel with double scale, a larger exterior scale with 12 hours and a second interior scale with 60 minutes, thus assuming the dual function of operating alternately as a second-time zone, in that option the scale with 12 hours should be considered or as a diving bezel and in that option the scale with 60 minutes should be considered. Regarding the dial, the watch comes with two options, one with a matte black dial and the other with a matte white dial, the white variant gets a “W” (white) in the name in relation to the black variant. On the dial, we can find a day window and also a date window, both in a vertical layout at 6 o’clock, which is not very common but gives the watch a genuine character. The day window comes with two language options, in English and in German, just choose the one that best suits you. Still, on the dial, we can find hours markers with luminescence, baton hours and minutes hands in the centre and a central second’s hand in orange with a luminescence square tip at the end. The watch comes in a 41mm steel case, with sapphire glass on the front and at the back that allows you to observe the Sellita’s automatic movement that equips the watch, which 40 hours of power reserve. The box has a screw-down crown at the 3 o’clock position and has a water resistance of 200m. The watch comes with a steel strap but exist also the option between leather or a rubber strap.
We will now analyze the 105 St Sa UTC variant, as opposed to the 105 St Sa variant, it presents a bidirectional bezel with a single 24-hour scale, which combined with the UTC hand allows to hit the second time zone, and here are two ways to do it, one rotating only the bezel without having to touch the UTC hand and the other rotating only the UTC hand and leaving the bezel in the original position, Sinn still attributes the possibility to use the UTC pointer as a way to determining the cardinal points. Like the variant 105 St Sa, it has the same two colour options on the dial, a black and white, within the dial we can find three differences, first, it doesn’t have the day window but in its place, the orange UTC inscription now appears, the second difference concerns the second’s hand, where the orange colour now gives way to a discreet grey and finally the last change, introduction of an orange UTC hand in the form of an arrow, all other characteristics are exactly the same as for the 105 St Sa described above.
Final considerations, the watch will certainly cheer many, not only for the sobriety that characterizes the brand but also for the 41mm case size, which is not too big for small wrists neither too small for big wrists, another strong point is the price, ranging from € 1,350 in the 105 St Sa variant with leather or rubber strap to € 1,790 in the 105 St Sa UTC variant with a steel bracelet.
Model: 105 St Sa (black dial, day/date), 105 St Sa W (white dial, day/date), 105 St Sa UTC (black dial, UTC hand), 105 St Sa UTC W (white dial, UTC hand)
Dial: Black matte, white matte
Case Material: Stainless steel
Case Dimensions: 41 mm diameter, 11.9 thick
Crystal: Sapphire Glass
Case Back: Sapphire Glass
Caliber: Sellita SW 220-1 (105 St Sa), SW 330-1 (105 St Sa UTC)
Functions: Hours, minutes, seconds, date, day (105 St Sa), second time zone (105 St Sa UTC)
Jewels: 26 (105 St Sa), 25 (105 St Sa UTC)
Frequency: 28,800 Vph
Power Reserve: 38 Hours (105 St Sa), 42 Hours (105 St Sa UTC)
Water Resistance: 200 Meters
Strap: Stainless steel bracelet, leather strap or rubber strap
Price: € 1,350 – € 1,550 (105 St Sa), € 1,590 – € 1,790 (105 St Sa UTC)