Editor’s note: Like you, we are also excited for the latest 2022 novelties. Before we get to dive deep into them, here’s our preview & Gut Reaction Review (Grr…) of the new Sinn 103 Ti Ar. For our detailed hands-on reviews, please head to our dedicated reviews section here. This is NOT a sponsored post.
In A Nutshell
It comes as no surprise that Sinn would choose to launch another version of their popular pilot’s chronograph this year. In the last few years, Sinn has enthralled us with multiple releases within the same pilot’s chronograph family: 103 A Sa B, 103 Ti IFR, 103 Ti UTC IFR, 103 St Sa E, and 103 Sa G Chronograph LE ref. 103.172. Even when we reviewed the Sinn 103 Sa G back in 2020, it was one of our popular write-ups. But besides it being received well, it also gave us a chance to understand how well a simple chronograph timepiece can perform if built well.
The new Sinn 103 Ti Ar takes this legacy forward, built on the foundations of existing German pilot’s chronograph watches.
The New Sinn 103 Ti Ar
The new Sinn 103 Ti Ar features a 41mm diameter and 17mm thick bead-blasted titanium case with 47mm lug-to-lug spacing and interhorn spacing of 20mm. The Sinn 103 Ti Ar features a screw-fastened case-back along with a screw-down crown and crown guards. The 200m water-resistant (and pressure resistant) case meets the technical requirements for waterproofness, as set out in standard DIN 8310. It’s a decently weighted watch coming in at 69 gramme weight sans strap.
The Sinn 103 Ti Ar features a matte black dial with numbers, indices, and all hands coated with luminescent colour. It retails for 4’250 AUD, and this regular production model was announced yesterday on 29 March 2022 as part of Time To Watches 2022 that runs from March 31 to April 3 alongside the new Sinn 556 LE, Sinn U50 S BS, and Sinn EZM 1.1 S.
Inside the new 103 Ti Ar reference 103.071 ticks the calibre Concepto C99001. It is an anti-magnetic as per DIN 8309 movement featuring 25 jewels and beating at the frequency of 4Hz (28,000 vph). In regards to the specs, it pretty much reads as a clone of the Valjoux 7750, but with a day-date complication. The brand officially hasn’t told us about the power reserve in their press release, but based on the movement used, it could be anywhere between 42 to 48-hours.
Parting Thoughts On The New Sinn 103 Ti Ar
The new Sinn 103 Ti Ar is a purpose built watch that follows the design principles laid out for aircraft instruments and cockpit clocks. It also picks function over form and incorporates various useful elements such as a captive pilot’s bezel with minute ratcheting, the brand’s Ar‑Dehumidifying technology for enhanced functional reliability and freedom from fogging, and ensures that the wearer wears it stress-free knowing it is anti-magnetic as per DIN 8309.
Given it’s a Sinn, the watch is obviously over-engineered for your piece of mind, featuring 200m water-resistance (as per standard DIN 8310), a pure titanium bead-blasted case for scratch-resistance and lighter weight. Not content, the new 103 Ti Ar also throws in the added complications of day/date display into the mix.
If you are in the market for a reliable, sturdy pilot’s chronograph that can take care of itself whether in the skies, under the water or at your daily activities, look no further; the new Sinn 103 Ti Ar will give you wings (and also teaches a thing or two to other brands -in how to build a solid pilot’s chronograph).
To find out more about the new 103 Ti Ar and their other watches, please head to their website here. All images unless otherwise stated are courtesy are © Sinn / Copyright Sinn Spezialuhren. Make sure to check out our reviews of other Watches & Wonders 2022 novelties here.