HomePromotionThe Sinn 158 — The legendary aviator PromotionTopic of the WeekThe Sinn 158 — The legendary aviator Limited to 500 piecesby Partner ContentFebruary 14, 2020 MIN READThe Sinn 158 — The legendary aviatorOriginally known as the “wristwatch with double stopwatch,” no one could have predicted the rise of the now-legendary 158 pilot chronograph. Back in the 1980s and early 1990s, it wasn’t a bestseller. As with many classic models, it needed more time. Among collectors, it is now one of the most sought-after watches ever produced by Sinn.
Behind every good watch, there seems to be an equally good story. The origins of the Sinn 158 are so unusual because the model’s predecessor wasn’t born in the Sinn factory at all. Nowadays, it is commonplace to assume nothing but vertical production. But the meandering past of the watch industry often has a historical treat in store, if only you dig deep enough.
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