As a bound copy of just 55 pieces, this Sinn 6200 Meisterbund I bound copy watch (debuted here) is traveling to be rather attenuate – but at the aforementioned time, it should aswell be a assurance of things to come, as this is the aboriginal watch appear by Sinn with an absolute new UWD movement. Sinn is based in Frankfurt and formed carefully with UWD (Uhren-Werke-Dresden) in Dresden to advance the ability UWD 33.1 automated movement that you see central of the Sinn 6200 Meisterbund I watch. It is a absolute adorableness and feels like a appropriate amount for the money. Who is abaft UWD? None added than Marco Lang of Lang & Heyne watches, that produces actual accomplished and acceptable German replica watches.
According to Marco Lang, he and his ally were agog to accessible up a absolute German watch accomplish whose ambition was to do appropriate watch projects for added brands. Until UWD opened up, as far as I know, there were no above players in Germany who were in the business of bearing movements for others. Apparently, Sinn is their aboriginal above applicant and helped them to get to the point area they are now. Sinn aswell allegedly formed carefully with them on the architectonics of the UWD 33.1 movement which has an incredible-looking design, even if it is a basal manually anguish time-only movement.
What absolutely strikes me about the UWD 33.1 movement is both the architectonics of the movement as able-bodied as the finishing. There is a aggregate of hand- and machine-finishing, it seems, and the accurate appearance and superior is absolutely captivating, I accept to admit. The movement plates are produced from nickel argent (and not brass), and the antithesis caster is advised with weights (similar to screws) which acquiesce for absolute tweaking by a watchmaker.
Apparently the architectonics of the abject is altered and UWD calls it a “flying bounce barrel.” It has 55 hours of ability assets while the movement operates at 3Hz (21,600bph). There is a hacking abnormal affection and the movement indicates just the time with a accessory abnormal dial. It is absolutely a great-looking movement and absolutely a highlight of the watch.
The Sinn 6200 Meisterbund I watch itself (there will acutely be a Meisterbund II) comes in an 18k rose gold case that is 40mm advanced and 9.3mm thick. The case is produced in Glashütte by the acclaimed German watch case maker SUG (Sachsische Uhrentechnologie GmbH Glashütte). You can see the SUG branding on the case amid the lower logs. “Meisterbund” refers to a affiliation amid a few “master” entities, and it is appropriately applicable that the Sinn 6200 Meisterbund I watch has Sinn, SUG, and UWD branding on assorted locations of it. The absolute point for Sinn was to aftermath a high-end collector’s watch that celebrates some of the best of German watchmaking (that isn’t necessarily priced at A. Lange & Söhne levels).
The punch architectonics itself is not absolutely new, but rather is taken from Sinn 6110 ancestors watches. The punch itself has some ablaze apparatus guilloche-engraved-style adornment and some activated hour markers. Appearance is bourgeois and traditional, even admitting I am not abiding Sinn emulated a specific archetypal alarm for the design. I would like to see the UWD 33.1 (or added new movements like it) in sportier Sinn watches in accession to this dressier book that is nice, but not what abounding collectors accessory with Sinn (a mostly “tool watch” brand). Moreover, the 6110 is a atom of the amount of the Sinn 6200 Meisterbund I and contains a abject Swiss UNITAS movement, and not something adorned like the UWD 33.1. Nothing per se amiss with that, and the Sinn 6200 Meisterbund I does accept a bigger case that is in gold, but I anticipate that I would accept admired added beheld acumen in the watch back it does highlight a actual appropriate movement.
Recall that compared to added “collaborative” Swiss watches that use locations and elements from altered suppliers, this German Sinn is abundant added “open” about the relationships it has with “partner” companies. The Swiss watch industry is about apparent by extreme, about absurd clandestineness in abounding instances in their afterward of aggravating to arm-twist the angle that “we did it all by ourselves.” Usually that is artlessly a business fairytale, and the absoluteness of a lot of high-end watches is that they are built-in of an able accord amid a alternation of specialist ally who anniversary appear calm to action what they do best. Why this actuality is generally abandoned is above me at times (though, admittedly, I’ve never been in the role of a Swiss watch cast CEO). With that said, it feels acceptable that at atomic in some circles such as Sinn/SUG/UWD the accent of the accord and anniversary aggregation bringing its best to the table is allotment of the amount proposition, not a bearings they are aggravating to put a blind over.
It is difficult to brainstorm what is next for Sinn if it comes to bearing these added absolute German-made movements either abandoned or with companies like UWD. Their adapted Swiss movements accept served actual able-bodied in a ample ambit of fake swiss watches their apparatus watches, and bearing added absorbing centralized movements will access beneficiary appeal, but aswell price. Sinn would added be afterward in a trend of added German watchmakers (like Tutima, for example) who are aggravating to about-face from application sourced to centralized movements. In Tutima’s case, they accept confused to centralized movements about entirely, even admitting they abide to use some sourced movements.
Sinn would be childish to lose their abject of admirers who adulation their rock-solid apparatus watches such as their abounding defined and pilot models that, as able-bodied as getting well-made, are not insultingly priced. What I anticipate will appear is artlessly added cast amplification as their ambit of articles increases, and items like the Meisterbund watches will be an advancing but actual baby allotment of what Sinn releases anniversary year. The acceptable account is that Sinn is captivated in a actual top attention by watch lovers about the world. The problem, however, that can appear with this success is bound getting able to lose afterimage of what fabricated them accepted with their amount fan abject in the aboriginal place. For now, Sinn is in a abundant position, and I feel that anyone could own both one of their military-style watches and something the like cheap replica watches uk Sinn 6200 Meisterbund I and be altogether blessed with each.
While the Sinn 6200 Meisterbund I watch is added than absolutely premium-priced for a Sinn product, demography calm the movement and the gold case, it isn’t awfully priced at all. I animate humans to analysis out the admirable movement and yield apprehension of what the Meisterbund II is all about, as I accept a activity the 55 pieces in this bound copy could be gone actual soon.