Last year around this time, I was psyched about having saved the money to buy a Longines Master Collection moon phase chronograph - which I bought - only to enjoy it for 6 months. My flat got burgled and the watch got stolen. Don’t know why they decided on getting just that watch and not all the others as well but hey, they might have liked the moon-phase!
Anyway, since then, I have been tortured by withdrawal syndrome since it was the only watch I had with a moon phase, and the only one that wasn’t clearly sporty. Then there was the dilemma of buying the same watch twice – in case I had the money – which I decided against due to lack of excitement. So I started looking for an equivalent.
Even before buying the Longines, I was considering the Sinn 6015, which is powered by the same movement. The only reason I decided against it – and towards the Longines - was the fact that it comes with an acrylic glass. So this time, I contacted Sinn and asked them if they could fit a sapphire crystal on the 6015. I was happy to receive a reply listing the options: the watch as is, the watch with a sapphire crystal and steel case-back, and the watch with a sapphire crystal back as well.
After several months I was lucky enough to be able to buy the watch with a sapphire crystal and a steel case-back. The communication with Sinn was faultless and the watch arrived yesterday so I thought I should share
First impressions are the best. I will try to come back with a mini-review, better photos and a comparison with the Longines.