Amongst their Baselworld 2015 offerings, some of which are tweaks of watches, is this new model. For those looking for a Sinn that is not ‘too’ sporty, and for fans of that 1960s/ 1970s cushion case style, this may appeal to you.
The new Sinn 240 St has some familiar retro looks and is inspired by other cushion cased Sinn watches, but has been kept down to basics – time and day/ date, with the day function available in English or German.
For those who like something else besides the time and date, there is an inner rotating bezel activated through a crown at 2 o’clock. It wouldn’t be a Sinn tool watch without some sort of toolwatch like functionality. The dial is matte black with luminous hands, indices and triangular timing indicator.
Inside is the automatic Sellita Calibre SW 220-1. Sinn do use a number of Sellita movements, for those who are wondering.
The case of the new 240 St is 43mm worth of bead-blasted stainless steel with anti-reflective crystal and water resistant to 100m (10 bar). Sinn watches can err on the thicker side of things for some people, so for those for whom this is an important factor, case thickness is 11mm. The weight of the watch itself, without the strap or bracelet, is 85g.
Photos of this watch have been on both bracelets and straps, but if you go to the Sinn website you will be able to see views of it with some dozen odd strap combinations. I think it looks great on a leather strap with contrasting stitching, it seems to give it a more sporty look.