Monday, October 31, 2016

SINN 212 KSK (Kommando Spezialkräfte) Limited Edition

The Kommando Spezialkräfte (Special Forces Command, or KSK) was officially formed on 20 September 1996. Since then, the global operations carried out by this Special Forces military unit have been of political, strategic and operational significance.

To mark its 20th anniversary in September 2016, the Gemeinschaft Deutscher Kommandosoldaten e.V. (association of Germancommando soldiers) has collaborated with Sinn Spezialuhren in designing a special watch, the K212 Special Forces Command, a special 70-piece limited edition exclusively for KSK members.
To enable members of the public to share in this special watch, too, we are delighted to be able to present the 300-piece limited edition 212 KSK, a retail version of the K212 Special Forces Command anniversary watch. The design is based on the anniversary edition, which is not available for retail. A commando sword surrounded by oak leaves, the KSK emblem, thus adorns the dial. The 212 KSK also features a second time zone on 24-hour basis, thus taking into account the global operations of the KSK.
Case and crown are made of high-strength seawater-resistant German Submarine Steel and tested for pressure-resistant to 100 atm. In keeping with the unconventional spirit of the KSK, the design of the rotating bezel features the rather unconventional 64-milratcheting of a German army compass, which facilitates orientation in KSK field operations. This military-style ratcheting shows east at 16 milliradians, south at 32 milliradians, west at 48 milliradians and north at 64 milliradians.

The rotating bezel can thus be turned to mark the direction of north – ascertained using the time and position of the sun – and aligned north. The numbers marked on the rotating bezel subsequently enable the direction and azimuth of the destination to be read. This special rotating bezel represents the determination and ability of the KSK to fulfil their mission even when all modern equipment fails.

Technical details
Movement
ETA 2893-2 with GMT 24
Self-winding mechanism
21 bearing jewels
28,800 semi-oscillations per hour
Seconds stop function
Shock resistant as per DIN 8308
Anti-magnetic as per DIN 8309

Case
Case made of German Submarine Steel, bead-blasted
Bezel with Black Hard Coating on a TEGIMENT Technology basis
Sapphire crystal glass in front, anti-reflective
Case back screw-fastened
Crown screwable
Meet the technical requirements for waterproofness, as set out in standard DIN 8310
Pressure-resistant up to 100 bar
Low pressure resistant

Functions
Hours, minutes, seconds
Date display
Second time zone on a 24-hour basis
Captive rotating bezel with 64-mil ratcheting in two directions

SINN Technologies
Bezel with Black Hard Coating on a TEGIMENT Technology basis
Captive bezel
Ar-Dehumidifying Technology enhances functional reliability and freedom from fogging
Temperature Resistance Technology, therefore functionally reliable at temperatures from -45 °C up to +80 °C
Crown with D3-System

Dimensions and Weight
Case diameter: 47 mm
Band lug width: 24 mm
Case thickness: 14.5 mm
Weight without strap: 135 gramme

Dial and Hands
Matte black dial
Hands and indices coated with luminescent colour

Warranty
3 years

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