A practical tool diver with jewellery aesthetics: presenting the best of both worlds with the new Sinn U50 S Mother-of-pearl S
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Uniquely numbered and boasting of a light-reflecting and shimmering black mother-of-pearl dial that creates an exciting interplay of colour, the new U50 S has got a great duality to it that is worth admiring.
The new Sinn U50 S Mother-of-pearl S ref. 1050.0201 is a limited-edition release of 500-pieces featuring the SW300-1 which is an automatic-winding movement. The movement is anti-magnetic as per DIN 8309 and features 25 jewels, beats at the frequency of 4Hz (28,000 vph) and is encased inside a 41.0mm diameter and 11.15mm thick German Submarine Steel case with Black Hard Coating on a TEGIMENT Technology basis with a band lug width of 20mm and a screwable crown at 4’o clock.
Another standout feature is the rotating bezel; it makes use of the brand’s TEGIMENT Technology that not only hardens the bezel surface for heavy-duty wear but also makes it scratch-resistant. A true dive watch from the word go, it also comes with a DNV GL certification solidifying the brand’s claim of the watch being water-resistant to depths of 500m (50 ATM).
Sinn describes the reason behind choosing this dial: “Combining mother-of-pearl with a diving watch seems only natural, given that they are united by the element water. What’s more, mother-of-pearl is a naturally occurring product, making each dial unique”.
Nah, nothing for a change; I like it the way it is.
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As the light would fall on the dial, it should change colour, revealing a sort of water-body inspired aesthetics, like ripples in a lake. What’s fascinating is that under dark lighting conditions, this mother-of-pearl will recede from the spotlight, and the time-telling devices will shine to get the job done.
And the presence of German submarine steel that is very ductile, rust-free and non-magnetic ensures that the diver is up for any challenge you wish it to endure.
Retailing for only $4’675 AUD, the new Sinn U50 S Mother-of-pearl S is the marriage of style with substance.
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