SINN 103 TITANIUM DIAPAL FULL KIT w UNCUT SINN RUBBER STRAP/TWO SINN CLASPS
Pre-owned but excellent condition Sinn 103 Titanium Diapal with a very useful'flieger's' countdown on bezel. Comes with the original unused bracelet, all boxes, watch tool, booklet, cards, metal bracelet with extra links, one uncut (new) Sinn rubber strap, two Sinn clasps. This 103 went to Sinn factory in Germany for service 12/18.
Worn very little, and always kept on a winder when not on my wrist. Sinn 103 Titanium DIAPAL on Bracelet Automatic winding chronograph with oil free escapement. Case diameter (mm): 41.0.
Case thickness (mm): 17.0. Case lug width (mm): 20. Weight - head only (grams): 69. The Sinn 103 Ti DIAPAL on Bracelet takes all of the classic elements of the 103 Series of chronographs and adds Sinn's DIAPAL Technology for years of reliable use.
Beginning in 1995, Sinn began work to create an oil free escapement. With any mechanical watch movement, the aging of oil, especially in the escapement can create long term problems for that movement.Additionally, as movement oil ages, required service intervals become more frequent. Sinn's early analysis to this problem provided a quick solution (at least in theory) - if you dont use oil, it cant age. The process began by exchanging the ruby escapements for diamonds (the word DIAPAL derives from the German name for diamond escapements, Diamantpaletten) in order to achieve the desired effect.
The designation stuck, even though today Sinn works with solutions taken from advanced nanotechnology rather than diamonds. To counter the affects of moisture and humidity, Sinn has applied their "Dry Hold" technology to this model, consisting of a copper sulphate capsule and the use of inert gasses sealed within the case. Sinn has found that filling the case with these inert gases can help prevent the introduction of moisture and humidity to the case, as well as provide a more stable environment for the oils that lubricate the movement. Titanium case with sapphire back.Dial is anthracite with black sub-dials, Arabic numerals and date display at 3. We have to say this is one of the most striking dials we have ever seen on a watch. The design and layout of this watch make it extremely easy to read in virtually all light conditions.
- Model: 103 Ti Diapal
- Watch Shape: Round
- Case Color: Gray
- With Booklet: Yes
- Case Material: Titanium
- Movement: Mechanical (Automatic)
- With Original Packaging: Yes
- With Service Records: Yes
- Chronograph Type: Chronograph
- Band Color: Black
- Age Group: Adult
- Display: Analog
- Lug Width: 20 mm
- Brand: Sinn
- Case Size: 41.5 mm
- Type of Certificate: Certificate of Authenticity
- Face Color: Black
- Water Resistance: 20 m (2 ATM)
- Number of Jewels: 25 Jewels
- Country/Region of Manufacture: Germany
- Style: Classic
- Caseback: Exhibition
- Dial Style: UTC
- Extra Links: Yes
- Band Material: Leather
- Certificate: Yes
- Features: Kit
- Case Finish: Sandblasted
- Band Type: Two-Piece Strap
- Original Packaging Description: With Box