Sinn 917 GR Watch Review


Sinn took part in the Lake Constance Classic Car Rallye, a competition representing 125 years of automotive history.

180 vintage and modern classic cars took part in the rallye, held where the borders of Germany, Austria and Switzerland intersect from May 3rd-5th 2012.
The rallye covers around 600 kilometres over three days, with points given for tasks that emphasise consistent speeds and dependability. The teams compete over five legs, attempting to successfully complete a range of challenges including passage checks and time trials.
Drivers Arno Gable and Simone Richter competed on behalf of Sinn in a Mercedes-Benz 200 SEb cabriolet, a 120-horsepower vintage car manufactured in 1965.
The drivers wore a Sinn 917 GR, a watch developed in collaboration with Peter Göbel, sports director of the Lake Constance Classic, and Helge Jost, of the Springer publishing company that organises the event.
The timepiece is designed in the "stylistic language of historical cars" with a backwards-counting bezel that makes it easy to read precise off target times, and a power reserve indicator that resembles a traditional fuel gauge. It is equipped with Valjoux 7750 automatic calibre that performs 28 800 vibrations per hour and has 25 bearing jewels. 

"It doesn’t take much thought to understand what venerable classic cars and high-performance mechanical watches have in common," the brand notes. "Both stand for timeless, traditional values. Both thrill people with mechanical engineering. And both symbolise quality and aesthetic design."
The Sinn team were pleased to finish the rallye in position 42. The overall winning team were awarded Sinn 917 GR watches to celebrate the victory.