Sinn celebrates 20 Years of Technical Innovation under the guidance of Lothar Schmidt
Sinn Spezialuhren of Frankfurt am Main, the maker of high quality mechanical watches is currently celebrating its 20th anniversary under chartered engineer Lothar Schmidt’s leadership.
Lothar acquired the business in 1994 and under his leadership a new era began for the company. Quality watches at the best possible prices which quickly became desirable to collectors.
The Sinn company was small when Lothar assumed control. Sinn occupied just one and a half floors of its headquarters in Frankfurt and employed a grand total of three watchmakers in its service department! Sinn was known for its technical chronographs and cockpit clocks which were, at this time made in Switzerland and sold under the Sinn brand name.
Previous to joining Sinn, Lothar Schmidt had gained much experience in watch technology working for Swiss manufacturers IWC Schaffhausen. He also rebuilt production and technology for A.Lange and Sohne, which was at the time part of the same group.
Much thought was given to Lothar’s decision to take over Sinn Spezialuhren. The company was put on an efficient and sound footing. The range of watches was expanded and the very first new model introduced a theme continued to the present day. Magnetic field protection. This model, the solid titanium 244 also had a freely oscillating and suspended movement.
Sinn watches are today world renowned for functionality, longevity and dependability. Sinn Spezialuhren is renowned as the durable, reliable watches, which pilots, divers and the GSG 9 specialist German maritime unit to mention just a few, depend on. Assisted by unique technological advancements such as DIAPAL, Ar-Dehumidifying Technology, HYDRO, TEGIMENT and magnetic field protection, Sinn watches prove their durability, robustness, quality and precision time and again, both during everyday use and in extreme situations.
Under the leadership of Lothar Schmidt, Sinn Spezialuhren has made huge strides. Now there is a workforce of over a hundred at the Frankfurt headquarters. And, the course is set for a future of further expansion. As Lothar says “Most of our development work still lies ahead of us”.
At Page and Cooper we are extremely proud of our close association with Sinn, this most adventurous, dynamic and forward thinking manufacturer. We pride ourselves on our intimate knowledge of their unique watches and the science that lies behind them. We are currently commissioning bespoke orders for informed customers. Should you wish to know more, we welcome your enquiry for that 'truly special' Sinn.