Sinn 1746 Heimat Watch Review
Friday - 17 November 2017
Sinn mark their return to Frankfurt am Main with an elegant new timepiece. Basing their headquarters in the Financial District of the German city once again, Sinn reflect on their roots since 1961. Introducing the beautiful 1746 Heimat; a stunning instrument, which captures the special relationship the brand has developed with this large, metropolitan city.
The exquisite diamond pattern featured on the dial beautifully reflects the detail of Frankfurt’s popular cider glasses, recognised also as Gerippte; a traditional glass with a rhombus cut, which refracts light and improves grip. The three-dimensional lozenge pattern of the glass, which provides a beautiful interplay of light and shade is captured on the fine rhodium-coated relief dial. The artistry of the glass is a source of inspiration for those who inhabit Frankfurt with the skyscraper, Westhafen Tower earning the nickname ‘Das Gerippte.’
The use of different surface techniques, changing from polished to matt silk brings the vibrant, three-dimensional feel of the glass to the dial. A technique known as electroforming creates this effect with great precision and accuracy. Finally, coated with rhodium – a precious metal similar to platinum – brings a graceful silver-white shine to the watch face.
The Heimat 1746 is right at home in the Frankfurt financial hub with its delicately sophisticated demeanor and beautiful aesthetic. Fastened to the wrist of a professional, the timepiece is the epitome of luxury and elegance with the beautifully shaped white hour and minute hands as they glide over the diamond patterned dial. The white roman numerals are placed with precision allowing for the watch to enjoy its minimalistic presence in the watchmaking world; a simple design that has a great impact on first introduction.