Sinn - The Geneva Watch Auction: EIGHT Geneva Saturday, November 10, 2018 | Phillips

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  • Manufacturer: Sinn
    Year: Circa 1965
    Case No: Caseback stamped "998" to the inside
    Material: Stainless steel
    Calibre: Manual, cal. 723, 17 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Leather
    Clasp/Buckle: Stainless steel pin buckle
    Dimensions: 35mm Diameter
    Signed: Dial signed; case and movement signed by Gallet

  • Catalogue Essay

    Sometimes, a collector comes across a vintage piece so elegant, attractive and well proportioned that it strikes him or her as an ideal wristwatch even today, decades after its conception. Such is the case of the present wristwatch: its superiorly well-preserved black gloss dial is simply enthralling, and the classic and restrained proportions of its case are to be considered virtually eternal. This piece embodies the concept that refined design never goes out out fashion. It could at the same time be the perfect everyday companion to the discerning collector of vintage pieces, and also a remarkable addition to a collection of fine vintage steel chronographs.

    Founded in Frankfurt am Main, Germany in 1961 by Helmut Sinn, the company was originally called "Helmut Sinn Spezialuhren" and focused on the production of navigation clocks and pilot chronographs. Throughout the 1980s and 1990s, multiple Sinn watches were flown in space during the D-1 and D-2 Spacelab and Mir-92 missions. At the end of the past century, it expanded its operations with first a series of diver's wristwatches, and eventually - throughout this century - with a variety of models including gold timepieces. Most notably, a Sinn watch was at the wrist of Robert Eustace when he achieved the record for highest stratospheric jump (41'419 meters) in 2014. Founder Helmut Sinn passed away this year at the age of 101.


Lot offered with No Reserve

A fine and very attractive stainless steel chronograph wristwatch with triple calendar and black glossy dial

Circa 1965
35mm Diameter
Dial signed; case and movement signed by Gallet

CHF2,000 - 4,000 

Sold for CHF5,250

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The Geneva Watch Auction: EIGHT

Geneva Auction 10-11 November 2018