THE ULTIMATE SINN!
World's First Premieres in Singapore!
The Sinn signature U series like you've never seen before. Bigger, bolder, un-missable
- The Hour Glass is honored to present the world premiere of the largest ever watch made by Sinn, created exclusively for The Hour Glass. Aptly named the "Ultimate U", its grander size is encased in an imposing un-missable 47mm case, crafted from the same German U-boat submarine steel from which it derives its name. Following hot on the heels of two prior limited-editions for The Hour Glass - the "U Black" and the "Tempus U1", the U Series legacy continues with the "Ultimate U". Limited to only 200 pieces in total worldwide production.
A Wartime Odyssey
The limited-edition "Ultimate U" is shrouded with a rich and intriguing history. The first German U-1 submarine was launched and commissioned into the Imperial Navy during World War I. A couple of decades later during World War II witnessed the introduction of the Monsun U-boats, a type IXD2 U-boat that were larger and more arresting than their predecssors. At more than 500 tons heavier and almost 10 meters longer than the other U-boats, these long range Monsun U-boats operated very successfully in the Indian Ocean and South African waters during World War II.
Singapore's pivotal role in U-Boat history
A little known fact is Singapore's role in the developmental history of the much feared German U-boats. One of the most decorated Monsun U-boats, the U-181, operated from Singapore as its key base and fought and ended its last days on the island of Singapore during World War II.
The "Ultimate U", with its large casing diameter of 47mm, is a befitting creation, inspired by the original Monsun U-boat's imposing size.
The 'U Series' Legacy Continues
The background and exceptionally sturdy case of the German submarine steel, unparalleled in its remarkable resistance to seawater and anti-magnetic quality, sets the inspiration and creation of the U Series. Exclusively for Sinn, the steel supplier of Howaldtswerke-Deutsche Werft and Nordseewerke Emden GmbH shipyards are supplying the watchmaker with smaller amounts of exactly the same steel of which the world's most modern non-nuclear submarines are made - the new submarine class 212 of the German Navy. A technical marvel of unparalleled reliability, it can be tegimented especially well. The rotating bezel's minute scale for dive time reading is milled directly into the steel to assure safety, illegibility and accuracy. Tested by Germanischer Lloyd, the global authority in pressure testing of submarines, the Sinn U Series is the ultimate indispensable equipment for professionals and sports divers.
With key distinction in its new oversized case, with a larger crown, the "Ultimate U" has a special dial embossed with the outline of a submarine. Its date marker on the dial presents the 30th day in each month in white, as a distinction to The Hour Glass' 30th anniversary this year. Its caseback is engraved with "The Hour Glass Limited 200". Each watch is also accompanied by a certificate that is personally signed-off by Mr Lothar Schmidt, CEO of Sinn.
The Sinn "Ultimate U" is exclusively available at The Hour Glass and retails at S$7,300.
The Date Dial features a white colored numerical "30"
Clasp is of Superb quality as expected (complete with diver's extension)
Note: Crown is pulled out in the above picture
Technical Information on Model Ultimate U
The Hour Glass Limited-Edition 200 pieces
•Mechanical movement (ETA 2892-A2) with self-winding mechanism
•21 jewels and 28,800 semi-oscillations per hour
•Anti-magnetic according to DIN 8309
•Shock resistance according to DIN 8308
•Hours, minutes, sweep seconds with stop-seconds
•Date at 3 o'clock
•Hardened diver's rotating bezel with luminous triangle
•Inactive luminous hands and indices
•Date in dial aperture
•Backcase engraved with "The Hour Glass Limited 200"
•Bezel with minute division snapping at different intervals
•According to technical demands of diver's norm DIN 8306
•Submarine steel with TEGIMENT technology, pearl-polished, seawater resistant
•Unremovable diver's rotating bezel hardened to 1,500 HV
•Sapphire crystal, anti-reflective on inside
•Water resistant according to DIN 8310
•Pressure resistant up to 100 bar ( = 1,000m water depth)
•Safe below atmospheric pressure
•47 mm with a bigger crown
•Height at mid-watch: 14.3 mm
•Lug width: 22 mm
•Width of watch band: 24 mm
•Special dial embossed with the outline of a submarine
•Black markers inlaid with grey long-luminous special paint
•Red date display at 3 o'clock, white date display on 30th of each month
•White and red hands inlaid with long-luminous special paint
•Silicone rubber strap
•additional Waterproof Leather strap is included
Guarantee: 2 years
ABOUT THE SINN U SERIES
For those who appreciate technological superiority in sporting watches, Sinn's U Series is the answer to extreme sports' rigorous and demanding environments. Made with special submarine steel that is not only virtually indestructible and exceptionally resistant to seawater, it also possesses the highest amount of anti-magnetic quality. Sinn U watches boast not only of innovation in case materials but are packed with a plethora of technological advances, for the sole purpose of making the U watch ever more functional and suitable for the demanding rigors of continuous use in deep underwater, ideal for professional divers who require such lasting functionality and pressure resistance.
The Sinn U series consisting of U1, U2, U1000 and Ux continue to be the ultimate indispensable time-telling equipment for professionals and sports enthusiasts alike.
ABOUT THE HOUR GLASS LTD
Established in 1979, The Hour Glass Limited has over the years emerged as Asia's leading specialist luxury watch retailer. The Hour Glass prides itself for its astute retail marketing and merchandising capabilities - identifying and investing in the right mix of brands and products. The Hour Glass is also Asia Pacific's most geographically diverse specialist luxury watch retailer representing over 50 brands across 28 boutiques in 9 cities throughout the region.
More importantly, The Hour Glass is the watch world's leading cultural retail enterprise, having pioneered the development and promotion of contemporary horological culture in this region. Through the launch of TEMPUS - The Great Watchscapade in 2004 and TEMPUS - The Temple of Time in 2007, The Hour Glass has succeeded in enhancing watch consciousness in Asia, as well as raising the level of understanding and appreciation of specialist timepieces.
The Hour Glass was named one of Singapore's premier brands by International Enterprise Singapore at the Singapore Brand Awards in 2002. In 2006, The Hour Glass won the "Most Transparent Company Award" for Mainboard Small CAPS at the Securities Investors' Associations Investors' Choice Award, a prestigious award endorsed by the Singapore Stock Exchange, Standard & Poor's, PricewaterhouseCoopers, the Business Times and the Asian Corporate Governance Association. In 2007, The Hour Glass was awarded the Brand Laureate for brand excellence in the fine timepiece category by the distinguished Asia Pacific Brands Foundation as well as being recognised by Wallpaper magazine as Asia's premier watch retailer.