The name Sinn Spezialuhren stands for highly functional mechanical watches. Our pilot watches, diving watches, chronographs and Mission Timer (Einsatzzeitmesser / EZM) are designed to impress not only pilots, divers, and the German federal police special force GSG 9 (Grenzschutzgruppe 9). SINN watches continuously prove their toughness, durability, high quality and precision in both everyday and extreme situations. These characteristics are due in no small part to the incorporation of our special technologies including DIAPAL, Ar-Dehumidifying Technology, HYDRO and TEGIMENT. When Sinn Spezialuhren develops a new watch, its form is always dictated by the required function.
In response to an initiative by Sinn Spezialuhren, the Deutsches Institut für Normung (DIN) has decided in mid-2013 to create a new standard for pilot watches. A working group on pilot watches was created in which well-known companies and institutions are actively participating.
The new DIN standard is based on the Technical Standard for Pilot Watches (TESTAF) which was developed in a joint project of the FH Aachen – University of Applied Sciences and Sinn Spezialuhren. The TESTAF aims to give back the term “pilot watch” its original meaning as a wristwatch with particular functional and technical features. Similar to the well-known diving watch standard DIN 8306, the new DIN standard 8330 “Pilot Watches” will facilitate the creation of functionally superior, safe and reliable pilot watches.