SINN U1 DE: The special edition to mark the 30th anniversary of German reunification

On 3rd October 2020, Germany is celebrating the 30th anniversary of German reunification. To mark this historical event, German specialist watchmaker SINN has created a special edition collection based on its iconic U1 diving watch.

SINN U1 DE: The special edition to mark the 30th anniversary of German reunification

The reunification anniversary also marks a historical partnership between two companies of east and west parts of Germany.

Lothar Schmidt, owner of Sinn Spezialuhren, and Doctor of Engineering Ronald Boldt, co-owner and Managing Director of Sächsische Uhrentechnologie GmbH Glashütte (SUG), have continued to develop the partnership established in 1999 between Sinn Spezialuhren and SUG. Lothar Schmidt has held 74% of all SUG shares since the disastrous flood of 2002. Working with Ronald Boldt, he has created an upmarket case manufacturing company, which is now successfully managed primarily by son Daniel Boldt.

SINN U1 DE: The special edition to mark the 30th anniversary of German reunification

To mark this special occasion, SINN has designed the watch in Germany’s national colours. The colours black, red and gold, which have always been a symbol of German reunification and are anchored in the constitution as the colours of the flag, go all the way back to the Wars of Liberation (Germany, 1813 – 1815).

SINN U1 DE: The special edition to mark the 30th anniversary of German reunification

The black, red and gold flag appeared in its present-day form at the Hambach Festival of 1832 for the first time. Reunification was celebrated with the raising of a black, red and gold flag in front of the Reichstag building in Berlin.

SINN U1 DE: The special edition to mark the 30th anniversary of German reunification

This special edition watch has a 44mm diameter German Submarine Steel case with black coating and a captive diver’s bezel with minute ratcheting. Water resistance of this watch is 1000 meters.

SINN U1 DE: The special edition to mark the 30th anniversary of German reunification

The water resistance of this watch was tested based on European diving equipment standards EN 250 / EN14143 and certified by DNV GL. Equipped with a Swiss made SW 200-1 self-winding movement, this diving watch displays hours, minutes, seconds and date.

SINN U1 DE: The special edition to mark the 30th anniversary of German reunification

The SINN U1 DE is a limited edition collection with the production restricted to 300 numbered pieces.

Technical details

Model: SINN U1 DE, Special edition in Germany’s national colours with a high-gloss, gold-plated second hand

Movement
Mechanical Movement
Calibre SW 200-1
Self-winding mechanism
26 bearing jewels
28,800 semi-oscillations per hour
Seconds stop function
Anti-magnetic as per DIN 8309

Case
Case made of German Submarine Steel, black
Black Hard Coating on a TEGIMENT Technology basis
Captive diver’s bezel with minute ratcheting
Sapphire crystal glass in front, anti-reflective on both sides
Case back screw-fastened
Crown screwable
Crown at 4 o’clock to prevent pressure on the back of the hand
Meet the technical requirements for waterproofness, as set out in standard DIN 8310
Pressure-resistant up to 1,000 m diving depth (= 100 bar), certified by DNV GL
According to the technical demands for the diving norm DIN 8306
Tested based on European diving equipment standards EN 250 / EN14143 and certified by DNV GL
Low pressure resistant

Functions
Hours, minutes, seconds
Date display
Diver’s bezel with minute ratcheting and luminous key mark

SINN Technologies
Black Hard Coating on a TEGIMENT Technology basis
Captive diver’s bezel

Dimensions and Weight
Case diameter: 44 mm
Band lug width: 22 mm
Case thickness: 14.7 mm
Weight without strap: 113 gramme

Dial and Hands
Matte black dial
High-gloss, gold-plated second hand
Indices coated with luminescent colour
Hour, minute and second hand coated with luminescent colour

Edition
Limited to 300 pieces

Warranty
2 years