Tests and Certifications

Tests_and_Certifications

The DIN 8330 – The new Standard for Pilot Watches

The history of aviation is closely associated with timekeeping technology. So much so, in fact, that it has even inspired its own special timepiece – the pilot watch. Nevertheless, in spite of the functional, physical and technical requirements that were once synonymous with this name, the true meaning of the term ‘pilot watch’ appears to have been somewhat lost over time. Today, in fact, this designation can be used to refer to standard wristwatches with a more or less regular design, as well as their more sophisticated counterparts complete with special technical features. In response to an initiative by Sinn Spezialuhren GmbH, the German Institute for Standardisation (DIN) resolved to establish a standard for pilot watches in the summer of 2013. Finally, in March 2016, the DIN 8330 standard for pilot watches was published. ...

TESTAF represents the first ever standard to define pilot's watches in professional use.

The Faculty of Aerospace Technology at the Aachen University of Applied Sciences (FH), headed by Prof. Dr.-Ing. Frank Janser, and Sinn Spezialuhren joined forces to develop a technical standard for pilot's watches (TESTAF) in a research project lasting several years. To obtain TESTAF-certification, a pilot's watch must satisfy all time measurement requirements for civil flights operating under visual and instrument flight rules. ...

DNV GL certifies SINN Diving Watches

So what does DNV GL (formerly Germanischer Lloyd) have to do with a watch manufacturer from Frankfurt am Main? The renowned company tests and certifies our diving watches according to a variety of criteria. One test focuses on water resistance and pressure resistance, while a second test procedure covers something never done before in the watchmaking industry: certification in accordance with the European standards for diving equipment! ...

DEKRA tested two Sinn watches on the compressed air catapult

The innate curiosity of the engineer was the trigger for the watch test on the compressed air catapult. The conventional industry stress tests for watches provide a good indication of the reliability of these timepieces. SINN Spezialuhren zu Frankfurt am Main went a step further with two watches from the 756 and 900 series and had them tested under extreme conditions by DEKRA at the Technology Center in Klettwitz (Brandenburg, state of Germany). ...

Endurance test carried out by Frauenhofer Institute LBF in Darmstadt

How do SINN watches react to jolts and vibrations? We wanted a clear answer to this question. And so we fastened them to the steering wheel of a test chassis in the new full vehicle test rig at the Fraunhofer Institute LBF. What followed were exacting tests – and positive results ...