Inhorgenta Munich 2022 opened its doors this month from April 8 to 11. Almost 800 exhibitors showcased their latest products at this trade fair that is important for the DACH market—comprising Germany, Austria, and Switzerland. Although the event is best known as a platform for jewelry and design debutantes, it has also become increasingly important in regards to watches in recent years.
Some of the key exhibitors are Citizen, Frederique Constant with Alpina, Junghans, Tutima Glashütte, Mühle-Glashütte, MeisterSinger and Sinn Spezialuhren. Here are three highlights that made their debut in Bavaria’s capital last weekend.
Mühle-Glashütte 29er Big
The Glashütte based tradition brand, Mühle-Glashütte, sets sail with a new iteration of the 29er Big. Named after a sailing dinghy, the automatic watch is designed for adventures on the water and on dry land. Its stainless-steel case is water-resistant to 100 meters and equipped with a resilient canvas strap. The precise course is set by an SW 200-1 caliber, which is updated with an individualized rotor and the brand’s own woodpecker neck fine adjustment. It is regulated in accordance with chronometer norms and offers a precision rate between 0 and +8 seconds per day. New is the gray dial color in combination with a dark outer flange which increases the legibility. The price is approximately 1,600 when converted into USD.
To learn more, visit Mühle-Glashütte, here.
Sinn Spezialuhren EZM 1.1 S
The Frankfurt based brand, Sinn Spezialuhren, looks back on 25 years of mission timekeeping in 2022. Originally developed for special units of the German Federal Police and Customs, these EZM models, short for mission timekeepers in German, have meanwhile been produced for many other professionals, such as emergency medical personnel, rescue workers, pilots, and divers, and are also sought-after among tool-watch enthusiasts.
As an anniversary edition, the EZM 1.1 S presents the signature instrument-like design and robustness of this resilient collection. The top priority is outstanding readability at a glance and even under the most adverse conditions. Therefore, the watch features Sinn’s chronograph movement, the SZ01. Based on the tried-and-tested Concepto C99001, this automatic caliber is designed to indicate the elapsed 60-minute-period from the center rather than in a counter, enabling the wearer to stop and record elapsed time periods more easily and accurately. Firstly, 60 rather than 30 minutes are counted in one sweep of the hand. Secondly, the minute stop scale covers the entire diameter of the dial. The black dial is framed by a pilot’s “captive” bezel with a special design that prevents it from becoming knocked off in case of an accident in a tough situation.
The 43-mm stainless steel case has a bead-blasted surface hardened applying the brand’s Tegiment technology and is pressure resistant to 20 bars. Limited to 500 pieces, this tool watch also benefits from the AR-Dehumidifying technology that enhances the functional reliability and prevents fogging and is low-pressure resistant as well as anti-magnetic.
To learn more, visit Sinn Spezialuhren, here.
Junghans Competition 1972
When sports timekeeping at Junghans reached its peak in 1972, the watch factory presented a sporty line of wristwatches whose most distinctive model quickly became soon a collector’s item. As a nod to the history, the Black Forest brand breathes new life into this yesteryear’s favorite and launches an authentic remake. With its elliptical case shape and the pushers and crown placed at the top in the style of a hand-held stopwatch, the 1972 Competition pays an authentic tribute to the original. The totalizers and tachymeter scales stand out in orange and characterize the dynamic design of the automatic chronograph that is driven by the J880.1, based on ETA/Valjoux 7750.
Limited to 1,972 the Competition 1972 has a 45.5-mm diameter stainless-steel case which is water-resistant to 100 meters. Available from July 2022, the watch retails for approximately $2,600 when converted to USD.
To learn more, visit Junghans, here.