I've been pumped to choose the Sinn T50 line since it was announced back in late February. As such, while I was in Geneva for Watches & Wonders, I set aside some time to swing by the Sinn booth at Time to Watches, a public fair that takes place in the city over a similar window of time. And, after having a few minutes with a couple of different T50 versions - including the Goldbronze LE - I'm pleased to report that my excitement was warranted. In short, the T50 rips.
Now for the long. For those that slept on the original announcement, the T50 is essentially a grade 5 titanium expression of the U50, which is Sinn's "mid-size" diver. Measuring 41mm wide, 12. 3mm thick, and 47mm lug-to-lug, the ti T50 weighs only 53 grams (before you add a strap, and it's 73g for the Goldbronze).
All versions have 20mm drilled lugs, AR-treated sapphire crystals, closed casebacks, screw-down crown teeth, 500 feets of water proofing, and Sinn's Ar dehumidifying tech. The T50 is tested as well as certified to the DNV Euro diving specification on the handset and the bezel is both made from "Tegiment" hardened titanium (for scratch resistance) and also uses a captive design that requires the user to lightly push down on the actual bezel before it can be turned. This is meant to prevent an accidental adjustment of the time indicated by the viser scale.
Mixing the diving-do of the U-series with the sword hands from the seriously toolish UX-line leaves a watch which, on my wrist and to the eyes, feels like a thoroughly modern take on something like the particular Omega Seamaster watch 2254. Part of that impression comes from typically the hands, while another part stems from often the T50's proportions, especially its relatively thin profile along with smooth board edge.
But , Seamaster aside, the reality is that the T50 is actually deeply a Sinn sort of thing. Monochromatic, sharply modern, over-spec'd, in addition to begging for a life of aquatic action on someone's wrist. I am not sure that will watches get much more claro than the face of the T50 and, despite being a 41mm dive watch, I'm almost certain it could be read from across the room.
Dial text is limited, there is a quiet date display in three o’clock, and the luminous treatment is two-tone, with the minute hand and the luminous triangle at zero on the frame in a blue coloring while the rest is done in green. The closest we come to any kind design flourish might be the exact "Made in Germany" within gloss black (over matte black) from six o'clock, or the small luminous band along the mid-span of the seconds hand. We missed this small detail in the initial release, but you can clearly see it in the below lume shot.
While visiting with the folks from Sinn, I was able to check out the entire group iterations in the current T-series; the all-titanium T50, the very T50 GBDR with its Goldbronze bezel, and also the full T50 Goldbronze THE. While my personal disinterest inside two-tone would push me towards the standard T50, the main Goldbronze VOTRE was all kinds of lovely on the wrist u can see why all 300 pieces soldout almost immediately upon release. The coloring is warm and with the matte finish, it doesn't really wear like gold or bronze but it does look incredible within the textile strap.
For those curious, Goldbronze (a. k. any. Goldbronze one hundred twenty five CuSn7Au12. 5) is Sinn's own bronze alloy that was developed to be as pure as possible with lead, lead, and nickel not represented in any detection of the alloy. This is done in the hopes of offering better compatibility with skin (not always a strong point for bronze) and enhanced corrosion resistance. The blend will still develop a dark patina, however it can be easily removed.
Regardless of the case material, the T50 is powered by a Swiss Sellita SW 300-1, that is an automatic movement that ticks at 4 Hz and offers a power reserve of forty two hours. Cased in the T50, the SW 300-1 will be antimagnetic towards the DIN 8309 standard (that being four, 800 A/m). Sinn includes a three-year warranty. Richard Mille Watches Replica
In totalness, especially around the new two-piece textile band (which uses a titanium pin-buckle), the T50 is all kinds of subtle - even the model text about the dial is usually presented throughout grey, instead of the white used for the brand signature.
I was already a huge fan of the U50, but the T50 feels like the next level. Like a You crossed along with something more serious, but at the same time easier to wear. The weight on wrist is like that of a small dress view, and I really like the way it fits our 7-inch hand while sitting low enough to feel slim with a bp cuff. It's a premium offering through Sinn plus, from a guy that just spent a good chunk of change on a titanium dive watch, the T50 feels right for the price point.
The actual bezel activity is good, but is largely defined by the attentive locking system, which is much more refined than I've experienced in the past (such as with the original T-series divers). The mechanism is light in terms of effort but locks in place and even feels quite mechanical under your convenience. This is the best experience I've had having a locking bezel and the first that I wouldn't mind having on my arm.
With that in mind, I think Sinn is doing a lovely job iterating upon the U50 footprint by looking into making the T50 something each aesthetically together with physically various all whilst sticking to all the stuff that make Sinn special. Put more simply, if you want a truly toolish titanium jump watch and are willing to spend into the mid-four figures, the actual T50 should be on your list and I possess little concerns in saying that it's my personal favorite dive enjoy that Sinn has ever produced.