Back at Baselworld 2019 we reviewed many of the major horology brands, but among some many interesting offerings some get over-seen. Hence our need to glance back and take a closer look at the “Sinn 206 Arktis II”.
The 43mm case is made of stainless-steel with a polished and satinized finish, while on the flip-side we encounter a see-through sapphire crystal exhibition case back, which allows to view the inner works of the mechanical movement.
Mounted to the case is a diver’s rotating bezel with minute ratcheting and a luminous key mark.
It also come equipped with screw-in setting-crown and push-pieces to operate the chronograph functions, which have all been designed according to Sinn’s “D-3 system”, which are mounted directly in a fine-finish case aperture, creating a perfect seal to the case. This innovative craftsmanship even allows to use the pushers underwater. All topped by a sapphire crystal with an anti-reflective coating, which also assists with water-resistance on this watch reaching up to 300 meters (960 feet).
Time is exhibited on either a black or an electroplated blue dial with a sunburst decoration finish. Reading time goes thru white Arabic numerals, followed by a ring of white printed minute/seconds markers circling the periphery of the dial.
It features a chronograph function with three sub-dials: a 12-hour counter at the 6 o’clock position; a sub-seconds aligned with the 9 o’clock spot; and a 30-minute counter at 12 o’clock. There is also a double-window day/date aperture at the 3 o’clock position. The central hour/minute hands and hour index markers have all been fitted with a luminescent coating, for an enhanced legibility.
Sinn 206 Arktis II
This “Sinn 206 Arktis II” (Ref#: 206.012) is powered by the self-winding mechanical movement, caliber Valjoux 7750 with 25 jewels and 28,800 vph. Power reserve on this watch can last up to 42 hours, when fully wound.
Mounted to the case is either a black or blue strap with exposed white contrasting stitching; a black silicone strap (ideal for divers); or a stainless-steel bracelet.
For more up to date information and the prices according to your strap option, visit the official Sinn website here.
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