Sinn R500 Chronograph Limited Edition

SKU: SI-550

Watch Brand: Sinn

Sinn North America

New Model

Titanium racing stopwatch
• Case diameter (mm): 42.0
• Case thickness (mm): 16 mm at 12 and 13 mm at 6
• Case lug width (mm): 24
• Water resistance: 200 meters
• Case back: Solid
• Case finish: Satinized
• Case metal: Titanium
• Dial color: Black
• Front crystal: Sapphire
• Movement: Automatic mechanical
• Manufacturer's limited warranty: 2 years
• Strap or bracelet: Strap
• Warranty service: RGM or Sinn
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WatchBuys Price: $4,380

Sinn R500 Chronograph Limited Edition on Strap
Sinn R500 Chronograph Limited Edition

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Sinn R500 Chronograph Limited Edition on Strap
Sinn R500 Chronograph Limited Edition
Sinn R500 Chronograph Limited Edition on Strap
Sinn R500 Chronograph Limited Edition
Sinn R500 Chronograph Limited Edition on Strap
Sinn R500 Chronograph Limited Edition
Product Details

A Stopwatch On Your Wrist

This is simply one of the coolest watches that Sinn has ever produced.

It's a bullhead chronograph with a titanium case.  The crown and chronograph pushers are at 12.  The case and dial slope down toward the wrist from 12 to 6.  It features a 500 MPH tachymeter, a date display, and a power reserve indicator.  Oh, and it is a limited edition of only 300 pieces.

The new Sinn R500 Chronograph Limited Edition is a truly impressive achievement in watch engineering.  It was designed and built to be a functional and practical racing stopwatch for your wrist.

Take a moment and read about this new watch and if you'd like to be among the very first to own this model, please click Reserve Now to make a reservation.



Bullhead Chronograph

The position of the crown and chronograph pushers at 12, known as a "bullhead" design due to the resemblance of a bull’s head, demands a complicated and labor intensive case construction.  The dial slopes down toward the wrist from top to bottom and angles toward the wearer.  Positioning the chronograph pushers at 12 allows both right handed and left handed wearers easy access.

The watch case itself measures 16 mm thick at 12, but only 13 mm thick at 6.  The location of the chronograph pushers and the sloped dial allow for easy legibility and practical use of the chronograph.

With a case made of Grade 5 titanium, the Sinn R500 Chronograph Limited Edition is able to function as a durable and functional stopwatch without adding unnecessary bulk to the wrist.



Motorsport Design

The Sinn R500 Chronograph Limited Edition resembles a traditional racing stopwatch.

Chronograph seconds are measured using the red arrow-tipped seconds hand mounted on the center post.  Constant seconds reside in the subdial at 6, while chronograph minutes and chronograph hours are at 9 and 3, respectively.

The three chronograph subdials are tan in color, offering high contrast against the matte black dial and also against the black subdial numerals.  The date display hides within the constant-seconds subdial at 6. 

The power reserve indicator at 12 is extremely useful, as it allows the wearer to ensure that the watch is prepared for the impending event needing to be timed.



Important features of this watch include:
  • Case made of Grade 5 titanium, satinized finish
  • Bullhead construction with crown and pushers at 12
  • Dial slopes down toward the wrist from 12 to 6
  • Power reserve indicator at 12
  • Tachymeter with 500 MPH scale
  • SuperLuminova on the hands and hour indices (glows green)
  • Water resistant to 200 meters
  • Date display at 6
  • Low pressure resistant
This watch is equipped with a black cowhide racing strap with red stitching.  The strap is integrated and screw-fastened into the case.



How Can I Purchase This Watch?

This is a brand new release from Sinn.

If you would like to be among the very first to own this new watch, please follow the link below to learn about the reservations process.  Watches will be delivered in the exact order in which we receive your reservation.

To make a reservation and to learn more about delivery estimates please click here.


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When you purchase your new Sinn watch from WatchBuys, you'll not only get a finely engineered timepiece with excellent value for money, you'll also benefit from the WatchBuys Sinn Advantage.


WatchBuys Advantage #1

Because we are the official and authorized North American Sinn distributor, your name and watch serial number will be automatically registered in our database for a Sinn manufacturer's limited warranty which we pass through.

This means that should your watch require service during the Sinn manufacturer's limited warranty period, service will be provided by Sinn in Germany when you return your watch to them. This Sinn manufacturer's limited warranty is transferable to subsequent owners as allowed by Sinn.

You are responsible for paying the shipping charges to Sinn, and all repairs that Sinn approves under its warranty are at no charge. Sinn will also pay the return shipping charges to the address you specify.

The Sinn manufacturer's limited warranty period is as follows:
  • Watches in the EZM Series: 3 years
  • Watches marked AR containing inert gas: 3 years
  • Watches in the DIAPAL Series: 5 years
  • All other Sinn models: 2 years

WatchBuys Advantage #2

As an added benefit to those who purchase Sinn watches from WatchBuys, you may choose to have your warranty repairs serviced through our US service center, RGM Watch Service located in Mount Joy, Pennsylvania. This added service saves our clients the time and effort of returning their watches to Germany for repair. This benefit is transferable to subsequent owners who purchase directly from the original registered owner.

Please note that you are responsible for paying shipping and insurance charges for sending your watch to RGM. Once they reach your watch in the service queue they will determine which repairs are covered under Sinn's warranty.

It is important to note that oil-filled quartz Sinn watches must be repaired in Germany (EZM 2, Hydro and UX series). If your watch meets one of these conditions and requires service under warranty, please contact us and we'll provide instructions for shipping the watch to Sinn in Germany.


WatchBuys Advantage #3

Your watch will be repaired at no cost to you other than shipping charges to either Sinn or RGM during the warranty period. Sinn watches purchased through the "grey market" (non-authorized sources) may carry no warranty from Sinn. Sinn watches purchased through authorized overseas retailers are governed by the warranty policies of those dealers and/or Sinn, and typically must be sent to either the overseas dealer or Germany for repair.


WatchBuys Advantage #4

You'll be wearing your new Sinn watch soon after your order is placed since we stock Sinn watches and ship free using FedEx Air. Plus, since we are located in the United States, there are no "hidden charges" for shipments to US residents as is the case with most overseas dealers. Such charges can add up to 15% to the cost of your new watch, and include credit card surcharges, foreign exchange credit card bank fees, import duties and taxes, and custom's broker charges.


WatchBuys Advantage #5

WatchBuys offers a comprehensive return policy with no restocking fees to US residents. Overseas dealers, including those involved in the grey market, typically don't offer a return policy, and if they do, returning a watch under the policy is both complicated and expensive due to import/export and custom's requirements. Restocking fees are also common and may range up to 15%.

Learn more about our return policies.


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We also accept payments from PayPal and charge no surcharges.

Please note that to pay by credit card, debit card or PayPal your account and/or card must be issued by US or Canadian financial institution and billed to a confirmed US or Canadian address.


WatchBuys Advantage #7

When you purchase your new Sinn watch from WatchBuys, you'll earn WatchPoint Rewards which accumulate and may be redeemed against future purchases.



Sinn watches feature a number of cutting edge technologies, many of which are unique to Sinn. Please note that not all Sinn watches, including the watch on this page, use all of these Sinn technologies.

Among the more notable Sinn technologies are:


Tegimented Hardened Cases

Many Sinn watches are fitted with Tegimented cases produced in-house by Sinn's case making affiliated company in Glashutte, Germany.

Standard steel used by most watch companies has a hardness of between 200 and 240 HV (Hardness Vickers is a common scale used to measure material hardness). The Tegiment process produces a hardness of at least 1,200 Vickers which is five times harder than standard steel (and on some Sinn models up to nine times harder than standard steel).

The Tegiment process is not a coating consisting of a foreign material; instead the steel itself that has been hardened using a special engineering process that creates a hardened barrier. The base material is a type of stainless steel also used for surgical implants, and the stainless steel resistance to corrosion is further improved by the Tegiment hardening process.

The primary advantages to a Tegimented case are extreme resistance to scratches and other case abrasions, as well as increased resistance to corrosion.

Please note that certain Sinn watches are fully Tegimented (case, bezel) while others are Tegimented only on the bezel. Use the links below to view both categories.

  • View Sinn watches with fully Tegimented cases.

  • View Sinn watches with Tegimented bezels only.


Dehumidification Technology

A number of Sinn models feature cases filled with inert gas. Sinn has found that filling the case with inert gas can help prevent the introduction of moisture and humidity to the case, as well as provide a more stable environment for the oils that lubricate the movement.

The proper care of any mechanical watch movement mandates that these oils maintain both their viscosity and lubrication properties.

  • View Sinn watches with dehumidification technology.


Copper Sulphate Capsules

A number Sinn models use one or more copper sulphate capsules to absorb humidity trapped inside the case. Over time these capsules will gradually turn dark blue indicating that humidity has been absorbed.

The primary benefit to these copper sulphate capsules is a more dry and stable environment for both the movement and the lubricating oils. Together with Sinn's inert gas treatment these capsules form the basis of Sinn's Dry Hold Technology.

This technology not only provides a more stable environment for the movement, but also prevents fogging of the crystal when going from hot to cold environments or from humid to non-humid conditions (such air conditioned buildings).

  • View Sinn watches with copper sulphate capsules.


Extreme Antimagnetic Protection

Magnetism can cause dramatic swings in the timekeeping of a mechanical watch movement. People are often exposed to magnetic fields without even being aware - frequent high altitude flying, metal detectors, audio and video equipment, medical equipment and computer equipment can all cause problems with magnetism.

Many Sinn watches offer extreme protection against magnetism up to 80,000 A/m. Sinn achieves these results using a number of different technologies, including special case and case back construction, soft iron components in the case and protective rings surrounding the movement.

  • View Sinn watches with extreme antimagnetic protection.


DIAPAL Oil Free Escapement

Sinn caused quite a stir when they first released their DIAPAL technology. Beginning in 1995, Sinn began work to create an oil free escapement. With any mechanical watch movement, the aging of oil, especially in the escapement can create long term problems for that movement. Additionally, as movement oil ages, required service intervals become more frequent.

Sinn's early analysis to this problem provided a quick solution (at least in theory) - if you don't use oil, it can't age. The process began by exchanging the ruby escapements for diamonds (the word "DIAPAL" derives from the German name for diamond escapements) in order to achieve the desired effect. The designation stuck, even though today Sinn works with solutions taken from advanced nanotechnology rather than diamonds.

The result is a movement that proves so reliable that Sinn offers an unprecedented five year warranty on their DIAPAL watches.

  • View Sinn watches featuring the DIAPAL oil free escapement.


Hydro Oil Filled Technology

Sinn has developed a technology termed "Hydro" in which the entire watch case is filled with oil. Watches using this technology are based on quartz rather than mechanical movements.

By using this type of movement, Sinn is able to fill the watch with oil, which has the joint affect of greatly enhancing the readability of the dial and time from any angle (including under water), and increasing the water resistance of the watch even at great depths.

  • View Sinn watches with Hydro Oil Filled technology.


Submarine Steel

Sinn has created a line of watches featuring cases made from German submarine steel (the U Series). The steel was procured by Sinn from a steel supplier to Emden GmbH, one of Germany's North Sea shipbuilding yards who construct submarines from the very same steel.

Because of the special steel used from the submarine steelmanufacturer, the case resists the effects of exposure to salt waterand salt water environments.

These cases are produced in-house by Sinn's case making affiliated company in Glashutte, Germany.

This special steel is also amagnetic which means that is does not have magnetic properties and cannot itself become magnetized. The watch movement itself is protected from magnetic fields up to 4,800 A/m.

  • View Sinn watches built from German submarine steel.



EZM Mission Timers

Sinn is a partner for manufacturing watches for the German Special Forces, including SWAT, Customs, FBI, helicopter police, GSG9 and other units.

Beginning with the now highly collectible (and valuable) Sinn EZM 1, Sinn has grown this collection to some of the most durable and highly functional watches made and they remain among the most popular in the collection.

  • View Sinn watches in the EZM Series.



TESTAF Certified Pilot's Watches

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 existed for example for diver's watches.

The new "Technical Standard for Pilot's Watches" (TESTAF) was developed by the Aachen University of Applied Sciences and establishes the suitability for professional use as a pilot's watch.

  • View Sinn watches in the TESTAF Series

 

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