At first glance the new Sinn 910 SRS launched at Baselworld 2018 may seem familiar. It bears a strong resemblance to the Sinn 910 Anniversary column wheel split-seconds chronograph, about which I wrote here, and which was the brand’s first watch with a split-seconds chronograph function.
This new member of the 910 family also has a column wheel chronograph function, this time with a flyback function. If you’re not familiar with the flyback mechanism, it allows for continuous operation of the chronograph when timing multiple events; the chronograph’s hand can be stopped, reset to zero, and restarted, by depressing the pusher at 4 o’clock. The continuous stop-seconds hand can be reset to zero with the single push of a button and instantly restarted without losing time.
You will note that the dial has “SRS” which stands, for ‘Stopp-Retour-Start’ in German.
As was the case with the 910 Anniversary split seconds chronograph, the movement for the new 910 Flyback Chronograph uses the (automatic) Valjoux 7750 base, with a proprietary flyback mechanism developed in cooperation with La Joux-Perret.
The stainless steel case is 41.5mm in size, has a water resistance of 100m, and features both polished and satin finishing.
As I mentioned at the beginning, the similarity with the 910 Anniversary model is largely aesthetic. It has the same cream dial, tachymeter scale, mix of black and red hands, and hand-applied polished indices.
The Australian RRP from their sole authorised dealer here is AUD 5,718.18 on the tan shell cordovan strap with tang buckle, and AUD 6,145.45 on a bracelet. Unlike the Anniversary model, which was limited, this is a regular production model.