The Sinn Spezialuhren bicompax chronograph 936 awarded by the Red Dot Award in the category “Product Design 2020”. The Red Dot is a recognised seal for excellence in design quality. Only products that demonstrate design excellence are awarded the quality seal by the international jury.

Sinn Chronograph 936
Sinn Chronograph 936

I would like to congratulate the award winners sincerely on their resounding success. The fact that their products were able to satisfy the strict criteria of the jury bears testimony to their outstanding design quality. The winners are thus setting key trends in the design industry and are showing what the future may hold,” says Professor Peter Zec, Red Dot initiator and CEO.

The New Sinn Chronograph 936
Sinn Chronograph 936

Form follows function and purpose

For certified engineer Lothar Schmidt, who is also the owner of Sinn Spezialuhren, the award is confirmation that the principles on which the development and design of Sinn Spezialuhren timepieces are based hold true. “We are of the firm belief that form should always follow function when designing our watches and that each and every watch should be fit for purpose. It is therefore our great pleasure to receive such a renowned award for our bicompax chronograph 936. This demonstrates once again that the outstanding design quality and uncompromising functionality of a Sinn watch are mutually dependent rather than mutually exclusive. We will continue to stand by our fundamental belief in future, too,” says Lothar Schmidt.

The New Sinn Chronograph 936
Sinn Chronograph 936

The Sinn Spezialuhren bicompax chronograph 936 – the chronograph with 60-second scale for the stopwatch minute

The bicompax chronograph 936 is a timekeeping instrument that stands out down to the finest detail thanks to its clarity, technical details and consistent design. It is clear from the very first glance that the perfect readability and high mechanical resilience are focal points, thus resulting in space for a pleasantly calm and purposeful design. The hour and minute hands are rhodium-coated and matt-brushed. Coating with rhodium, a precious metal similar to platinum, gives these elements the finest silvery gleam, which harmonises with the polished glass rim of the satinised case. In contrast, the seconds hand gleams in red.

Sinn Chronograph 936 Watch Review
Sinn Chronograph 936

In-house design of the movement

When designing the chronograph movement SZ05 in-house, Sinn Spezialuhren focused on clearly displaying the stopwatch minute display with 60-second scale. This dispenses with the need to add stopwatch minutes, as is customary with the 30-second scale. The 936 is pressure-resistant up to 10 bar, resistant to low pressure and equipped with Magnetic Field Protection. Thanks to Tegiment Technology – a process which is used to harden the surface of the steel – the case remains scratch-free even when under heavy-duty use.

Sinn Chronograph 936 Watch Review
Sinn Chronograph 936

Sinn Chronograph 936

Technical specifications:

Ref. 936.010

Mechanical Movement:

·       Sinn SZ05

·       Self-winding mechanism

·       26 bearing jewels

·       28,800 semi-oscillations per hour

·       Seconds stop function

·       Anti-magnetic as per DIN 8309


·       Case made of stainless steel, satinised/polished

·       Sapphire crystal glass in front, anti-reflective on both sides

·       Case back screw-fastened, nickel-free

·       Crown screwable

·       Meet the technical requirements for waterproofness, as set out in standard DIN 8310

·       Pressure-resistant up to 10 bars

·       Low pressure resistant


·       Hours, minutes, seconds

·       Date display

·       Chronograph

Sinn Technologies:

·       Tegiment Technology, therefore especially scratch-resistant

·       Magnetic Field Protection up to 80,000 A/m

·       Push-pieces with D3-System

Dimensions and Weight:

·       Case diameter: 43 mm

·       Band lug width: 22 mm

·       Case thickness: 15 mm

·       Weight without strap: 111 gr

Dial and Hands:

·       Matte black dial

·       Indices coated with luminescent colour

·       Hour and minute hand coated with luminescent colour

Warranty: 2 years

The prices for the Sinn Chronograph 936 are:

·       2,890 EUR- including leather strap

·       3,150 EUR- including solid bracelet

·       3,120 EUR- including silicone strap

For more information please visit Red Dot Award or Sinn Watches Online.