The Sinn 103 is one of the oldest models in the brand’s catalog. It is a classic pilot’s chronograph that has been around since the 1960s. Today, the 103 is equipped with an automatic movement. However, some early versions came with hand-wound calibers. This latest limited edition follows that template. Let’s have a closer look.

The Sinn 103 St Ty Hd is priced at €2,590 and limited to 1,000 units.

Sinn 103 St Ty Hd

Sinn 103 St Ty Hd specifications

At heart, this is a pilot’s chronograph. Sinn uses a 41mm steel case that normally measures 15.9mm thick. However, this new hand-wound version reduces that to 14.8mm, including the domed acrylic crystal. The push-pull crown and non-screw-down pushers also utilize Sinn’s D3-System, keeping the watch pressure resistant to 20 ATM.

Normally, you get an archetypal 6-9-12 sub-dial layout and day and date at 3 o’clock. The Sinn 103 St Ty Hd, however, comes with a beautiful 3-6-9 layout and no day or date. This is thanks to the Sellita SW510 M caliber inside. It ticks at a 28,800vph frequency and lasts up to 58 hours on a full wind.

The dial and hands are lumed with a subtle yet functional application of Super-LumiNova. Additionally, the bidirectional black-coated bezel features a Super-LumiNova triangle along with a fully graduated 60-minute scale. This matches well with the included black strap and its white stitching, but the Sinn 103 St Ty Hd also comes with an olive-green strap with red stitching, as shown in these photos.

Sinn 103 St Ty Hd close-up

Sinn 103 St Ty Hd dial

However, the most noticeable change to the regular 103 is the dial. It is remarkably colorful for a Sinn design. In fact, it gives the new 103 limited edition a bit of a ’70s vibe. This is probably due to the use of champagne and dark red, paired with black. The roulette-wheel styling on one-third of the minute counter also surely supports that association.

At heart, this is a reverse panda dial. Compared to the typical white-on-black scheme, however, this combination of champagne and black feels much warmer. Another difference with the regular 103 is the presence of a tachymeter around the perimeter of the dial.

Additionally, the handset is simpler than the syringe handset on the normal model. Here, we get simple pencil hands for the hours and minutes. The chronograph seconds hand is executed in the same muted dark red. If you like your vintage Heuer chronographs but want modern Sinn build quality, this could be right up your alley.

Pricing and availability

As mentioned, the Sinn 103 St Ty Hd is priced at €2,590, including two straps. A total of 1,000 units will be produced, and you can order them on the Sinn website now.

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Watch specifications

103 St Ty Hd
Matte black with polished applied indices, sunburst champagne sub-dials, red accents, and champagne tachymeter rehaut
Case Material
High-polished stainless steel with matte black bezel
Case Dimensions
41mm (diameter) × 14.8mm (thickness)
Domed acrylic
Case Back
Stainless steel, screw-in
Sellita SW510 M: manual winding, 28,800vph frequency, 58-hour power reserve, 23 jewels
Water Resistance
20 ATM
Olive-green boar leather with red stitching and black boar leather with white stitching, both with stainless steel pin buckle, 20/18mm width
Time (hours, minutes, small seconds), chronograph (12-hour and 30-minute registers, central seconds), tachymeter, 60-minute bidirectional bezel
€2,590 (inlcuding VAT)
Special Note(s)
Limited to 1,000 units