Sinn × The Rake & Revolution 155 Bundeswehr “Dark Star”
Available in August 2019, in a limited run of just 150 pieces.
In recent history, Sinn has only allowed two limited re-editions of their fabled 155 Bundeswehr military chronograph. The first was in 2005 for the Japanese market in the original configuration, and in 2008, an automatic variation. Made in 200 and 272 pieces respectively, both watches are modern cult collectables and command significant premiums over their retail prices today.
Now, in 2019, we’re honored to collaborate with Sinn on the third re-issue of the iconic 155 Bundeswehr, which we feel offers the best of both worlds. We’ve gone back to the original two-counter configuration without date, and added a cream-colored patina to the indexes and hands for the aged tritium look, and even included a very subtle fade to the rotating bezel so that in strong direct light it gives off hues of purple.
The case is matte just as the original, and comes in the same 43mm dimension as the vintage watches. We’ve also kept the original Bund strap. For added value, we’ve also commissioned a heavy-duty sand-colored NATO strap with brushed keepers and provided a strap-changing tool.
Featured at six o’clock on the dial is a very subtle black-on-black star in the exact place where the “3H” marking (designating the existence of tritium) appeared on the military watches. It is this small detail that gives the watch its sobriquet the Sinn × Revolution 155 Bundeswehr “Dark Star”.
Model Sinn × The Rake & Revolution 155 Bundeswehr “Dark Star” Box/Papers Yes Functions Hours, minutes, seconds; chronograph Material Stainless steel Dimension 43 mm Dial Black Case Bead-blasted stainless steel with acrylic glass Movement Automatic Lume Super-LumiNova Calibre Sellita SW510 Water Resistance 100 m Strap Black bund strap; beige NATO strap; ;grey NATO strap; Olive NATO strap Lug Width 20 mm
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The watch must be returned unworn with the protective cover on the face and in its original packaging including the warranty, presentation box and any outer packaging.
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With only two other contemporary variations of the vintage 155 Bundeswehr done so far, we wanted to make sure our collaborative piece with Sinn would bring you the best of both worlds — a tribute to the original with modern-day reliability.
Featured at six o’clock on the dial is a very subtle black-on-black star in the exact place where the “3H” marking (designating the existence of tritium) appeared on the military watches. It is this small detail that gives the watch its sobriquet the Sinn × The Rake & Revolution 155 Bundeswehr “Dark Star”.
For the purists and the vintage watch aficionados, we opted to have no date on the Dark Star to keep things utilitarian and true to the original 155 Bundeswehr.
To help you dress up the watch for different occasions, we’re including three of our favorite NATO straps to wear with the Dark Star. One a sand-colored NATO fabric strap with stainless-steel keepers, second a grey NATO fabric strap with stainless-steel keepers and lastly, an olive NATO fabric strap with stainless-steel keepers.