Sinn, German watchmaker and expert in instrument watches, has released its new limited-edition R500 Chronograph. The R500 revisits a racing stopwatch from the 1970s, complete with the historical “bullhead” design — essentially styled like classic stopwatches but attached to the wrist. While this new model takes its design cues from a vintage original chronograph, the 42mm case of the R500 is made from contemporary high-strength titanium with a sporty matte brushed finish.
Set against a matte black background, the white markings, and creamy counters on the dial pop out vividly. The tachymeter scale to 500 km/h – a must-have on a racing-inspired watch to measure speed – is relayed on the interior bezel and the fuel gauge, which is in a prominent position at 12 o’clock, picked out in an arc in green and red. The three sub-dials are a creamy beige color with clear black markings (12-hour counter at 3, 30-min counter at 9, and running seconds with a date window at 6 o’clock). The Sinn R500, limited to only 300 pieces, comes with a sporty black cowhide strap complete with red stitching and features the classic aerated pattern associated with the world of car racing.