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  • 356 PILOT Classic Anniversary

    The classic chronograph with bicompax display.

    356 PILOT Classic Anniversary
  • 356 PILOT Classic Anniversary
  • 356 PILOT Classic Anniversary
  • 356 PILOT Classic Anniversary


Warranty period 2 years

Warranty Statement
Product number: 356.0742 PDF

356 PILOT Classic Anniversary

2.990,00 € *
This set includes the following bracelets:
Delivery time within Germany 5 to 7 days
356 PILOT Classic Anniversary
2.990,00 € *

Whether it is the aesthetic appeal, technical finesse and the associated craft of watchmaking or the limited edition of 500 watches, the 356 PILOT Classic Anniversary embodies timekeeping in its own unique way – the ideal watch to celebrate the 25th anniversary of this model series.

Bicompax arrangement of the counters Classic chronographs fascinate many watch lovers – not least because these timepieces often have a number of unique features. The same can certainly be said for our 356 PILOT Classic Anniversary model. For the first time in this model series, we have exquisitely decorated the dial at six o’clock with the unmistakable ‘FLIEGER KLASSIK’ lettering as a special tribute. As a counterpart to this, we attached the SINN logo as an appliqué at 12 o’clock.

Another novelty relates to a complication that is also unusual for this model series: the bicompax arrangement of the silver matt counters. For a balanced overall appearance, they harmoniously match the anthracite electroplated dial. In the interest of visual perfection, the hands for the hours, minutes and stopwatch seconds are rhodium-plated and lined with luminous paint, while the silky- matt anthracite-coloured design of the small seconds and 30-minute stopwatch are eye-catching. As a useful feature, we have equipped the dial with a fine-minute dial, divided into quarters of a second, for fast recording of short-time measurement.

High-domed sapphire crystal glass

The high-domed crystal featuring an anti-reflective coating on both sides ensures a clear view of the striking dial – even under extreme lighting conditions. In keeping with this, the case back – also made of sapphire crystal – makes it easy to catch sight of the limited-edition identifier on the rotor. To truly appreciate the value and quality of this special material, it is important to know that the glass is ground out of a solid blank that is around 5 mm thick with five different curvature radii and is then carefully polished. Connoisseurs are left impressed by the result, as the procedure preserves the classic appearance.

The 356 PILOT Classic Anniversary is powered by a high-precision mechanical movement that guarantees an improved power reserve of over 56 hours. Look forward to an extraordinary timepiece – available in a fine case with two locally manufactured straps made from nubuck boar leather (see reverse).

A look back at history

The 356 PILOT Classic Anniversary model is a fine example of how every watch – or chronograph – tells a unique story. This timepiece, too, stands on the shoulders of an entire generation of successful watches from the 356 series. 

It’s worth taking a look back at history. At the very beginning, there was a special edition in an exclusive range of 300 pieces. Made especially for the Japanese market, we developed an elegant and slimmer version of our 256 pilot chronograph without a rotating bezel in 1996: the 356 with the characteristic ‘FLIEGER’ imprint on a matte black dial, bead-blasted stainless-steel case and shock-resistant acrylic glass. This first model was equipped with the Valjoux 7760 hand-wound movement. 

Classically elegant appearance

The great success of this watch on the Japanese market prompted us to include the chronograph in our collection. In December 1998, the time had come: as expected, the 356 PILOT, now featuring an automatic movement, bead-blasted casing, acrylic glass and a solid back, was very popular. The fact that this watch is still one of our most popular chronographs worldwide shows how timeless it is. These first chronographs also defined the parameters that characterise this model series to this day: classically elegant, with a clear, aesthetic appearance, where nothing distracts you from the essentials, because form and design are subordinate to the reliable reading of the time and the stop times determined by the chronograph.

Nubuck boar leather strap

With the 356 PILOT Classic Anniversary model, we are presenting a high-quality strap made from boar leather manufactured in Germany, which is now also available in a 20 mm lug width. The surface of the leather is gently napped to create a velvety soft texture. This makes the fine roughness of the nubuck leather visible, creating its characteristic look and giving it a fitting patina. As well as from the type of finishing, the individual appearance of the straps produced exclusively for us results from the leather surface with its strong bristles, which can be distinguished by fine, dark dots known as hair holes. 

Nubuck leather is known for its high durability, suppleness and shape retention. Our straps are regional products, both in terms of origin and manufacture. The leather comes from Hessian wild boars. The leather is also tanned in Hesse, followed by final production in Rhineland- Palatinate. The animals’ existence in the wild and the life story that goes with it give each strap its individual appearance

Special characteristics
  • Limited to 500 pieces
  • Case made of stainless steel, satinized
  • Anthracite electroplated dial
  • Scale for displaying a quarter of a second for short-time measurement
  • Crystal and transparent case back made of sapphire crystal glass
  • Water-resistant and pressure-resistant to 10 bar
  • Low pressure resistant

Technical details

SW 510
Self-winding mechanism
27 bearing jewels
28,800 semi-oscillations per hour
Seconds stop function
Anti-magnetic as per DIN 8309

The information on the mechanical movement corresponds to the current production situation in Frankfurt am Main. Due to technical changes, it may happen in individual cases that stock items of our sales partners deviate from this information.

Case made of stainless steel, satinized
Sapphire crystal glass in front, anti-reflective on both sides
Transparent case back made of sapphire crystal glass, anti-reflective on the interior
Case back screw-fastened
Crown screwable
Meet the technical requirements for water-resistance, as set out in standard DIN 8310
Water-resistant and pressure-resistant to 10 bar
Low pressure resistant
Hours, minutes, subsidiary seconds
Scale for displaying a quarter of a second for short-time measurement
Dimensions and Weight
Case diameter: 38,5 mm
Band lug width: 20 mm
Case thickness: 15,0 mm
Weight without strap: 75 gramme
Dial and Hands
Anthracite electroplated dial
Numbers coated with luminescent colour
Hour, minute and stopwatch second hand coated with luminescent colour

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Warranty statement

In addition to the statutory warranty, we – Sinn Spezialuhren GmbH, Wilhelm-Fay-Strasse 21, 65936 Frankfurt am Main – provide a manufacturer’s warranty against material and manufacturing defects for the watch 356 PILOT Classic Anniversary.

The warranty period is 2 years.

The warranty period is calculated from the invoice date.

Our warranty is applicable worldwide.

If you wish to make a warranty claim, we will repair the watch for you at no additional cost.

Warranty claims are excluded in the event of damage caused by:

  • Improper use
  • Repairs or attempted repairs which were not carried out by us or our authorised partners. A list of authorised partners can be found in the Sales and Service Partners menu on our website
  • Signs of wear and tear, especially to straps
  • The use of force (blows, knocks, impact)

Please inform us – Sinn Spezialuhren GmbH by phone +49 (0) 69/97 84 14-400 or email – as soon as you are aware of the potential warranty claim to avoid further damage. In order to approve the warranty, we will need the watch and proof of purchase (invoice) with a detailed description of the damage.

In the event of a warranty claim, we bear the costs of sending and returning the watch as well as the transport risk, provided that the transport is carried out by the transport company specified by us and the watch has been securely packaged. Please contact us by phone +49 (0) 69/97 84 14-400 or email Otherwise, as the customer, you will bear the costs of the shipment and the transport risk.

Any costs incurred for customs duties, import duties and other fees incurred when the watch is returned to the recipient country must be borne by the recipient.

We provide this warranty in addition to your existing statutory rights for defects. These rights are not restricted by the warranty and they can be exercised free of charge.

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