In the run-up to this certification process, Sinn Spezialuhren reconfigured these three timepieces with regard to the requirements of the DIN 8330 Horology - Aviator watches. This primarily involved ensuring compliance with the functional and design guidelines. One of the aims was also to further enhance readability of the dial in order to help the wearer focus even better on the features critical for flight manoeuvres.
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In 2013, the German Institute for Standardization (DIN), again at the request of Sinn Spezialuhren, resolved to establish a working group for pilot watches to develop a new standard for pilot watches based on the TESTAF standard. In addition to Sinn Spezialuhren, other members of the working group included Aachen University of Applied Sciences and DNV GL (formerly Germanischer Lloyd), Lufthansa Cargo, Airbus Helicopters (formerly Eurocopter), Stowa, Laco and Glashütte Original. The draft version of the new DIN 8330 Horology - Aviator watches was passed in October 2015 and it came into force in March 2016.
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The DIN 8330 Horology - Aviator watches means that the tests already devised for TESTAF are standardised, precise, systematic and up to date. In the same way as the DIN 8306 standard for diver’s watches, it defines the requirements and test criteria for reliable, functional and safe pilot watches and highlights what a pilot watch needs to be able to do and the strains it has to be able to withstand.
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With its support for the TESTAF and DIN 8330 Horology - Aviator watches initiatives; Sinn Spezialuhren underlines its aspiration to create functional, high-quality and high-tech watches. For the German watchmaking industry, the new standard for pilot watches provides major impetus to maintain and expand on its leading role in this segment among the international competition.
The name Sinn Spezialuhren represents functionally robust, mechanical timepieces, which are used not only by pilots, divers and the maritime GSG 9 unit. In particular, it is with technologies like DIAPAL, Ar-Dehumidifying Technology, HYDRO, TEGIMENT and Magnetic Field Protection that SINN watches continually show their durability, longevity, quality and precision both in everyday life and in extreme situations. During the development process, SINN Spezialuhren bases the design of its watches firmly on the required functionality.