It can undoubtedly be informed that I love watches with dark dials. I recently referenced that lone 5 of the last fifteen 52Mondayz watches were not outfitted with a dark dial. This week will be number 6, the Sinn 656 L.

Sinn 656 L, ref 656.015 – 52Mondayz, week #23

During Baselworld 2011 Sinn introduced a 656 with, what on first sight looked, a cream dial. It was a model just to try things out. Sinn wasn’t secure with the responses of the general population, and would create the watch contingent upon the responses at the fair.

Looking like a cream dial

The dial, during light with a tone as cream as the Rolex Explorer-II cream dial, ended up being a supposed lume dial. A dial on which the base material has the glowing material, and the hands, lists and printing are dark. Something Sinn had a few solicitations for in the past.

Limited to 300 pieces

Luckily Sinn chose to produces this watch without a doubt, which was named 656 L and got the reference 656.015. Around then it wasn’t referenced in the Sinn inventory, and not even on their site. Just 300 pieces were created and Sinn revealed to me that they were sold in the squint of an eye. Beging a Sinn specialist around then, I figured out how to get three of them for The Netherlands. In the event that I’m not mixed up the cost of this watch was € 720,= at that time.

Tunnel vision

I’m glad I couldn’t withstand saving one of them for myself at that point. Presently it’s one of my number one watches when on a more drawn out motorbike visit (which I’m lamentably not this week). It’ll be in the straightforward top of my tank sack, and is not difficult to peruse there under any condition. Explicitly entering a passage is consistently a feast for the eyes 😉 anyway in obscurity during the night it keeps its clarity as well.

Eine von Dreihundert

Like any Sinn watch the 300 pieces 656 L’s are independently numbered. The chronic number starts with the model reference, trailed by an and a progressing four digit number. This extraordinary chronic number doesn’t allude in any capacity to the limit of the 656 L. Anyway the case back of the 656 L is enough engraved with ‘Eine von Dreihundert’, which means ‘One of Three hundred‘.

Technical specifications

Like the ordinary Sinn 656 the 656 L has magnetic field protection up to 80,000 A/m and its 38.5 mm treated steel packaging is globule impacted. The case back is created from nickel free tempered steel for hostile to hypersensitive reasons. The watch, with its screw down crown, is pressure impervious to 20 bar. It can withstand under-tension also, without losing it’s sapphire gem. A dependable self-winding ETA 2824-2, with 25 gems and a recurrence of 28.000/h, can be found inside the Sinn 656 L.


Alternatives and the future

Meanwhile even the normal 656 isn’t part of the Sinn assortment any more (which I believe is a disgrace). The nearest individual from the family is the Sinn 856. The 856 is actually and remotely pretty much equivalent. With the exception of its packaging width which is 40 mm’s, something for me by and by wasn’t fundamental for this watch. The packaging of the 856 is treated with Sinn’s Tegiment technology to upgrade scratch resistancy, which is decent obviously. Furthermore, the ETA type has been supplanted by a Sellita SW300-1. More data on the Sinn 856 can be found .

Who realizes we will see a 856 L later on. Let’s keep our eyes on Sinn at Baselworld 2018.