Bittersweet Lemania 5100 news, last 500 pieces procured by...
|Jorge Merino Reports: |
N E W M o d e l — Sinn 142 Titanium D1 Jan 18, 2005 - 07:45 AM
To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the 1985 space flight that saw the Sinn 142 become the first automatic chronograph in space, at the hands of German Astronaut-Professor Reinhard Furrer, Sinn has re-issued a new Limited Edition 142 chronograph.
Sinn has procured the last 500 calibers of the famously robust Lemania 5100 movements that are still available. A first batch of 50 pieces is available with a COSC chronometer certification.
The case is in titanium, with sapphire crystal and offers 100 meters of water resistance.
It's a sad day for fans of the less than beautiful but incredibly versatile, strong, reliable and durable movement. It's a bloody shame that Swatch group is killing off this movement dispite pleas from manufactures who use it and fans of the movement who would continue to buy them.
It appears that with Swatch group pablum trumps performance. Such is the pity. It's a shame this movement is being killed while less deserving movements are pushed. It's a shame that Swatch group won't spin off or sell the movement, probably fearing they'd get their proverbaial chronometre's cleaned.
We keep the flame from here on out boys and girls... Those of us who are fortunate enough to own them need to care to preserve them for posterity. The rest of you don't know what you're missing.