Since the company’s inception in 1961, Sinn has built a reputation for purposeful, high-quality watches built to exacting standards — a fact that shouldn’t be surprising considering the horological outfit’s founder (and namesake), Helmut Sinn was an ex-flight instructor. And though Sinn’s lineup already includes a number of coveted dive watches, the Frankfurt firm has now added a new seafaring range to its catalog with the release of the U50 Series.
The U50 watches are similar to Sinn’s U1 diver, with a minimalist design, rotating bezel, knurled 4 o’clock crown, and case construction made from high-strength, seawater-resistant German submarine steel, though the U50’s case is 3mm smaller at 41mm in diameter. The series is available in three versions: the bead-blasted U50; the blacked-out U50 S; and the black-bezeled U50 SDR. Powered a Sellita SW300-1 automatic movement, the all three watches feature illumination-backed matte dials, and are water-resistant to 500M (1,640.4’). There are also more than 30 strap options, ranging from rubber items, to metal bracelets, to leather bands. Pricing for the Sinn U50 Series starts at $2,180.