Baselworld 2018: Why This $4,000 Watch Is Actually a Bargain

Sinn managed to offer a flyback chronograph at a price that greatly undercuts its competitors.

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Baselworld, the biggest watch event of the year, is happening now at the Messe Basel in Basel, Switzerland. We’ve got a team on the ground, there to bring you the most exciting releases. Follow our coverage here, and also be sure to check out Instagram. We’ll be posting to our feed throughout the week.

Verdict: The Sinn 910 SRS is a follow-up, of sorts, to the 910 Schleppzeiger the beloved German brand debuted a couple years ago. Both have a similar vintage design aesthetic and both offer up complex chronograph movements. While the Schleppzeiger was an affordable take on the split-seconds chronograph, the SRS (which stands for “Stopp-Retour-Start”) is a flyback, a type of chronograph that can be reset without stopping the chronograph function. Like the split-seconds, it’s a tricky function to engineer, but Sinn managed to offer an affordable version by modifying the trusty Valjoux 7750 movement.

The result is a flyback chronograph you can buy under $4,000 — quite the feat given that most brands offering the niche-within-a-niche movement are usually charging twice as much. And that’s to say nothing of the fact that it’s also a gorgeous timepiece and carries over much of the design elements we loved from the 910 Schleppzeiger: an off-white dial, red-accents and syringe-style hands.

Who It’s For: Sinn watches have always appealed to those who value toughness, engineering and utility over the finer aspects of watchmaking. The same goes here, given that it’s shockproof and anti-magnetic. Sinn’s watches usually have an aesthetic that matches their over-engineered innards, but this 910 has a classy vintage vibe to it that further widens its appeal beyond the tough-watch sect.

Key Features: Flyback chronograph function. Shock resistant and antimagnetic to German Institute for Standardization (DIN) standards. Water resistant to 100 meters.

Size: 41.5mm diameter, 15.5mm thick

Movement: Valjoux 7750 automatic with flyback modification

Release Date: May, 2018

Price: $3,960+

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