As we have traveled the country showing the Sinn Collection through our Road Shows, the Sinn TESTAF Certified Professional Pilot's Series has stood out in every city.
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Lothar Schmidt, Sinn's CEO and owner had long been disturbed by a lack of technical standards for defining a "pilot's watch". As an engineer, Mr. Schmidt was fluent in standards for diver's watches, anti-magnetic watches and the many other technological standards used to manufacture watches.
A widely used reference for standards is DIN, or the Deutsches Institut fr Normung (German Institute for Standardization). Oddly, he discovered there were no DIN standards to cover pilot's watches where such standards exist for example for diver's watches.
Many watch brands classify their watches as "professional pilot's watches", but Mr. Schmidt knew that this was a hollow phrase that had absolutely no substance behind it.
He set out on a journey to encourage the independent development of a set of standards to which a watch must conform to be classified a certified pilots watch, and TESTAF was born.
TESTAF and Sinn
The Sinn 103 UTC TESTAF series was tested and certified to the "Technical Standard for Pilot's Watches" (TESTAF) by the Aachen University of Applied Sciences.
This establishes its suitability for professional use as a pilot's watch, and includes a certificate and the "TESTAF" quality seal on the dial.
Range of Technologies
The range of technologies also includes Sinn's Dry Hold technology for greater functional reliability and freedom from fogging and overall functional reliability at temperatures between 45 C and + 80 C.
Take a look at these specs, and we think you will agree this watch sets a new standard for pilot's watches:
- Tested and certified to the Technical Standard for Pilot's Watches (TESTAF) by the Aachen University of Applied Sciences
- Case made of titanium
- Dehumidifying technology enhances functional reliability and freedom from fogging
- Functionally reliable from 45 C up to + 80 C
- Dual time zone UTC function where second hour hand may be hidden
- Captive pilot's bezel with minute ratcheting
- Sapphire crystal glass
- Water resistant to 200 meters
- Low pressure resistant
Trust us when we say that once you own this watch, it will be very difficult to put down.
Dial is matte black with Arabic numerals and dual color luminous markers and hands. The watch is equipped with a matching titanium bracelet.