A few days ago we did a quick overview of this year’s novelties by Sinn. Today, we’re going to present you the Sinn 857 SEK Frankfurt am Main special edition, celebrating the 40th anniversary of the Frankfurt am Main special police unit (SEK – Spezialeinsatzkommando).
SEK chose the Frankfurt based Sinn Specialuhren to develop a watch responding to their special operational requirements. The two Frankfurt institutions also have a close association with the city of Frankfurt. This is expressed symbolically on the dial of the special watch with an adapted coat of arms of the SEK – the Frankfurt eagle and sword.
The case is made of bead-blasted stainless steel and has a diameter of 43 mm. The surface was hardened with TEGIMENT Technology, ensuring that the case is scratch-resistant. The range of features also includes Ar-Dehumidifying Technology for greater functional reliability and freedom from fogging as well as magnetic field protection of up to 80,000 A/m. The rotating captive pilot’s bezel with minute ratcheting is securely connected to the case. The watch is fitted with high-quality sapphire crystal glass, pressure-resistant to 20 bar (= 200 m water depth) and resistant to low pressure.
The 857 SEK Frankfurt am Main special edition was created on a one-off basis and is not freely available for purchase. As an unofficial piece of equipment, it was available exclusively to active or former SEK members. For sure, this limitation makes the Sinn 857 SEK highly desirable among military watch collectors.
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