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Sinn 917 GR Rally Chronograph

September 9, 2009

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Last month, German watchmaker, Sinn, introduced a new model, the 917 GR Rally Chronograph. The new Rally Chronograph features a countdown bezel that is controlled by the crown at 4 o'clock. This makes it possible to read off finish times with to-the second accuracy, with red numerals to call attention to the all-important, final 15-seconds.

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The case is 44 mm and comes in fully polished stainless steel. The dial and caseback are both protected by anti-reflective sapphire crystals. The caseback crystal has an interior anti-reflective treatment. The crystal protecting the dial has an anti-reflective treatment inside and outside the case. The case features Sinn's Ar ® dehumidifying technology for enhanced freedom from fogging.

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The upper subdial displays chronograph hours, the lower subdial at 6 o'clock displays chronograph minutes and the central seconds hand displays chronograph seconds. The subdial at 3 o'clock displays small seconds. The indicator at 9 o'clock shows the level of power reserve. The date is displayed 4 o'clock, and is controlled by the crown at 9 o'clock.

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Inside, is a slightly modified Valjoux 7750 mechanical movement. Water-resistance is 100 meters. The watch is both shock and anti-magnetic.

The watch is available on Sinn's German website and at least one other European authorized dealer, so far.

Retail $2765


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