Sinn T50 GBDR on Grey Silicone Strap

SKU: SI-102

Watch Brand: Sinn

Sinn North America

Midsize titanium diver's watch with Goldbronze 125 bezel
• Watch diameter (mm): 41.0
• Watch height (mm): 12.3
• Lug width (mm): 20
• Lug to lug (mm): 47
• Weight - head only (grams): 58
• Water resistance: 500 meters
• Case back: Solid
• Case finish: Matte
• Case metal: Titanium
• Dial color: Black
• Front crystal: Sapphire
• Inert gas: Filled
• Calibre: SW300-1
• Copper sulphate: Capsule
• Movement: Automatic mechanical
• Strap or bracelet: Strap
• Manufacturer's limited warranty: 3 years
• Warranty service: RGM or Sinn

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WatchBuys Direct Price: $4,690.00
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Sinn T50 GBDR on Grey Rubber Strap
Sinn T50 GBDR on Grey Silicone Strap

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Sinn T50 GBDR on Grey Rubber Strap
Sinn T50 GBDR on Grey Silicone Strap
Sinn T50 GBDR on Grey Rubber Strap
Sinn T50 GBDR on Grey Silicone Strap
Sinn T50 GBDR on Grey Rubber Strap
Sinn T50 GBDR on Grey Silicone Strap
Sinn T50 GBDR on Grey Rubber Strap
Sinn T50 GBDR on Grey Silicone Strap
Product Details

A Sinn Diver's Watch - in Titanium

Sinn created this watch using Grade 5 titanium, but they didn't stop there - the Sinn T50 GBDR is loaded with special features and technologies that will make new owners proud to have chosen this model.

And in the process of creating this watch Sinn invented a brand new alloy called Goldbronze 125 (patent pending), which is indicated as "GBDR" in the name of this new watch for the special bezel.

What is Goldbronze 125?

Watches featuring bronze components have been popular for a very long time, and trace their origins to maritime bronze pocket watches first introduced in the fifteenth century.

Over the years Sinn has evaluated various bronze alloys available in the market but concluded that none met their needs. 

Sinn's goals were to find an alloy that was 99.99% pure, while also remaining free of other metals or impurities which can cause allergic reactions or rapid discoloration.

After not finding a suitable bronze alloy, Sinn decided to create their own in-house, and the result is Goldbronze 125, which contains pure gold.

The "125" in Goldbronze 125 refers to the gold content, as 12.5% of the alloy is solid gold.  Sinn actually creates this alloy at their production headquarters in Frankfurt, Germany using gold, copper, and tin, each with a purity rating of 99.9%.

Next, this alloy is transferred to Sinn's casemaking and hardware production facility SUG in Glashutte, Germany to manufacture the bezel. The finished bezel is hypoallergenic, as well as highly resistant to the effects of salt water, and will not quickly develop the heavy patina found in other bronze products.

Goldbronze 125 is not however totally immune to the effects of long-term oxidation which is why Sinn includes a special polishing cloth to restore the original brightness of the metal.

Differences Between the Sinn T50 GBDR and Sinn U50

Before we "dive" into the additional details of this model, we expect many questions asking us to compare this watch to Sinn's best selling U50 Series, and this feature summary should help.

The Sinn T50 GBDR features:Sinn T50 Lume
  • Grade 5 titanium case rather than submarine steel
  • Slightly domed crystal (similar to U2) rather than flat
  • Inert gas to prevent fogging and to protect the oils
  • Copper sulphate capsule to absorb humidity
  • SuperLuminova Grade X1 White 10 blue line and green line
  • Push and turn locking bezel (similar to U1000)
  • Extended 3 year warranty
  • 22% lighter case
  • Bezel made from Goldbronze 125

How Does it Wear?

The new Sinn T50 GBDR is all about comfort without weighing you down.

The Sinn T50 GBDR shares the same case diameter as the Sinn U50 and checks in at 41 mm, 3 mm less than the Sinn U1/U2/UX and a perfect size for most wrists.

And at 12.3 mm tall (including the domed crystal), the Sinn T50 GBDR is just a tad taller than the popular Sinn 104 pilot's watch but is 21% lighter.

The Grade 5 titanium case is fitted with a Goldbronze 125 bezel incorporating Sinn's push and turn locking technology to prevent accidental bezel turns when timing a dive or other event.  Simply push down on the bezel to release the locking function and turn.

Finally, the water resistance.  Despite the lower profile case size, the Sinn T50 GBDR boasts 500 meters of water resistance, and has been tested based on European diving equipment standards and certified by DNV.

A New Grey Silicone Strap

When you purchase this new Sinn T50 GBDR, you'll receive a brand new Sinn silicone strap color in grey with titanium locking buckle which perfectly complements the titanium case and overall watch color scheme.

Additional features of this watch include:
  • Screw down crown at 4 to reduce pressure on back of hand
  • Date display at 3
  • Low pressure resistant
  • Matte black dial
  • Superior lume with SuperLuminova X1

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Watch specifications are provided by the respective watch manufacturer and/or other sources. Although we use best efforts to provide accurate information, we reserve the right to make corrections when advised of specification changes and/or content errors.

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Because we are the official and authorized North American Sinn distributor and importer, 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

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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 click here for instructions on returning your watch to Sinn in Germany.

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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.

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