The Sinn 556 might just be the perfect everyday watch. It has a timeless, legible design that is perfectly suited to all environments, and can be dressed up or down as required. This is in no small part due to the satinized stainless steel case that somehow manages to make it look both tough and elegant at the same time. In fact, if ever there was a case for a one watch collection, the Sinn 556 could be it.
At its core, this is a tool watch. The inky black dial is paired with white indices and white hands to create a readable watch face that is almost impossible to best. The hour and minute hands are reminiscent of what you would find on a pilot watch, (something Sinn are well known for), but this watch stands proudly in a category of its own. The hands are dipped in ample amounts of luminescence and perfectly match the printed indices. A sapphire crystal can be found on the front and back of the watch, with a double-sided anti-reflective coating on the former.
The Sinn 556 is a watch that would grace any watch collection. With the possible exception of the Damsko DS30, it really has very little competition. German engineering matched with a top grade Swiss movement is an enviable combination, and it’s a pairing that owners of this watch will be able to enjoy it for decades to come.
- Case Size: 38.5mm
- Case Thickness: 11mm
- Lug to Lug: 45.5mm
- Strap width: 20mm
- Movement: SW200-1 automatic (anti-magnetic)
- Power Reserve: 38 hours
- Water Resistance: 200m
- Crystal: Sapphire
Video Review of the Sinn 556
Sinn is a German watch manufacturer that was founded in 1961. Today, the majority of the company’s watches are assembled and regulated in Frankfurt. The diverse range of watches in their catalog helps ensure that Sinn sells over 12,000 watches every year. Its watches have been used by German Special Forces because of their reputation for durability and reliability and are popular with the fire service, pilots and professional divers. Sinn watches have also been to space and back on the wrists of astronauts. Learn more here.