In an interesting collaboration Berlin based sneaker store Solebox has gotten together with watch brand Sinn on the U2 diver’s model.
“The diving watch U2 is a professional mission timer which uses genuine German submarine steel, a material with extreme seawater resistance and the highest level of non-magnetic properties. In the movement itself, functional reliability between -45 °C and +80 °C is ensured by the SINN special oil 66-228. And that´s not all: with the diver´s bezel tempered to 1500 Vickers, this diving watch is well-equipped to measure the duration of a dive accurately.
Fogging of the dial poses a safety risk when diving. To prevent this, we use seals made of Viton®. This material, with its extreme chemical resistance and only a quarter of the gas permeability of conventional seals, prevents moisture from diffusing into the diving watch. The slightly domed, 4.2 mm thick scratch-proof anti-reflective sapphire crystal glass with a hardness von 1800 HV withstands even the highest pressures. The case is filled with a protective gas, while three drying capsules keep the interior dry.”
The watch is packed with functionality and will come with a silicone strap, as well as an olive Zulu canvas strap. Today we had the chance to check it out live at the store and it came out beautiful. We especially like the orange accents on the bezel, which set a nice highlight on the otherwise black watch. Only 10 watches will be offered to the public, and they will retail for 2950 Euro. The release is set for July 17th.
More detailed images of the watch follow after the jump.