Hands-on with the Sinn EZM 1.1 S Anniversary Limited Edition

Hands-on with the Sinn EZM 1.1 S Anniversary Limited Edition

In honour of 25 years since their original Sinn EZM1 was released, the German watch manufacturer premiers a brand new limited edition tool watch. The Sinn EZM 1.1 S stands on the shoulders of its predecessors with pride offering a rare 60-minute stop function from the dial centre and a TEGIMENT-engineered case debuting a black hard coating.

Sinn’s portfolio of pilot’s watches, chronographs and tool watches is vast, but one design that stands out above the many is the Sinn EZM1. First launched in 1997, the design ranks as one of the most legendary wristwatches from the brand and the original remains incredibly coveted by collectors, and as such, is Incredibly hard and expensive to buy. It was originally designed for the German Central Customs Support Group (ZUZ) and featured the famous Lemania 5100 workhorse which allowed you to measure elapsed minutes via a central chronograph seconds hand. In 2017, Sinn launched a second version of the watch, named the EZM1.1, with a classic steel case, modern movement and a larger diameter of 43mm. Now following suit, but offering a new black coated case, is the Sinn EZM 1.1 S Anniversary Limited Edition launched in celebration of the design’s 25th birthday.

The new Sinn EZM 1.1 S Anniversary Limited Edition takes much inspiration from its 2017 counterpart with a 43mm bead-blasted stainless steel case with a height of 16.4mm and a captive bi-directional pilot’s bezel with minutes ratcheting. It’s most obvious distinction however is its black hard coating which has been engineered using the brand’s famous TEGIMENT technology. This means that the case is even tougher than before, offering insane levels of scratch resistance and durability. The case also features scratchproof sapphire crystal glass with anti-reflective treatment on both sides, a screw down crown, screw-fastened case back and a water resistance of 200 metres.

Closely aligned to the design of the original is the dial. The Sinn EZM 1.1 S watch boasts a mission timer centrepiece finished in matte black and comes detailed with luminescent indices and hour and minute hands. The stopwatch minute and stopwatch second hand are also glow in the dark while the date window is finished in black and red to match with the rest of the branding across the dial. Fuelling these functions is the SZ01 automatic winding chronograph movement based on the tried-and-tested Concepto C99001.

Most distinctively, the SZ01 offers two chronograph central hands, one for the minutes and another for the seconds, and features a mechanism which allows the chronograph minutes to jump precisely to each minute marker. It’s a really pleasant complication to use and retains the EZM1’s reputation as a high-performance mission timer. The automatic winding movement continues to impress with 28 bearing jewels, a frequency of 28,800 vibrations per hour and a power reserve of 42 hours.

As always, the Sinn EZM 1.1 S Limited Edition comes kitted with many of the brand’s coveted technologies. Alongside the TEGIMENT case and captive bezel, the push-pieces are engineered using their D3-System which means the pushers are mounted directly into the case, creating a perfect seal for protection against water, dust and other elements. The watch also features their Ar-Dehumidifying technology, as proudly showcased on the dial, which enhances functional reliability and reduces risk of fogging. Completing the Sinn EZM 1.1 S is a vintage brown calfskin leather strap.

If you’d like to learn more about the Sinn EZM 1.1 S watch and order one of the 500 limited edition pieces for yourself, head over to the Jura Watches website here. Alternatively, get in touch with the team by calling 01335 453453 or send us a message at help@jurawatches.co.uk.

Specifications: Sinn EZM 1.1S Limited Edition

  • Case Size: 43mm
  • Case Material: Stainless steel with black hard coating on a TEGIMENT basis
  • Bezel: Bi-directional captive bezel with 60 minute scale
  • Glass: Sapphire crystal with double anti-reflective treatment
  • Crown: Screw in
  • Case Back: Screw down
  • Water Resistance: 200 metres
  • Movement: Sinn SZ01 automatic winding
  • Functions: Hours, minutes, chronograph minute, chronograph seconds, date
  • Power Reserve: 42 hours
  • Jewels: 28
  • Frequency: 28,800vph
  • Dial: Matte black with luminous hands and markers
  • Strap: Brown calfskin leather
  • RRP: £4,950
  • Limited Edition: 500 pieces
  • Release Date: May 2022

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