The Sinn 103 Sa BE Pilot Chronograph

First of all, let’s give proper respect to the cream hands and markers on the blue dial of the Sinn 103 Sa BE. While not everyone is on-board with faux patina, it this case the color of the lume just works so well against the particular shade of blue of this Sinn chronograph. In the end, why can’t we just call it French vanilla lume instead of placing meaning behind its esthetic?

Photo courtesy of Sinn

Not that we’ve gotten that out of the way, the watch itself (announced at Baselworld 2018) is stunning on the wrist. It’s masculine and bold with a 41mm case with a 17mm thickness, available in a two leather strap options (tan and blue) and two bracelet options (H-link and five link).

A Valjoux 7750 powers the watch, which features a nice clean day/date display and 20mm lug width. It also delivers 200m without the use of screw-down pusher, which is a very nice combination. For a Sinn watch, this model doesn’t have any of the technological advances Sinn is known for, such as hardened steel. It’s a functional, handsome, and basic watch—in a very good way. The pilot chronograph will get you through your days in style without fuss.

The Sinn 103 Sa BE Pilot Chronograph is $2,760 on strap, $2,950 on bracelet (Limited to 500 pieces) and available for reservation at WatchBuys.com.

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