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Important Modern and Vintage Timepieces

New York, Sep 14, 2011

LOT 129

SINN - REF. 140/42 - PVD - AUTOMATIC CHRONO - DAY & DATE - SPACE WATCH Sinn, "Automatik Chronograph," No. 142 1275, Ref. 140/42. Made for the First German Spacelab Mission in circa 2000. Fine, tonneau-shaped, self-winding, water-resistant, stainless steel PVD-coated wristwatch with day & date, round button chronograph, registers, central minute counter, 24-hour indicator and a Sinn stainless steel PVD-coated link bracelet with deployant clasp. To be sold without reserve

C. Two-body, brushed, screw-down case back and crown, inner graduated bidirectional revolving disc, sapphire crystal. D. Black with painted luminous baton indexes and 1/5th seconds track, subsidiary dials for the seconds, the 12-hour and 24-hour registers, outer rotating disc. Luminous black baton hands. M. Cal. Lemania 5100, rhodium-plated, 17 jewels, straight line lever escapement, monometallic balance, shock absorber, self-compensating flat balance spring, hack mechanism. Dial, case and movement signed. Diam. 44 mm. Thickness: 15 mm. Approx. overall length 195 mm.

USD 1,100 - 2,000

CHF 800 - 1,500 / EUR 700 - 1,500

Sold: USD 1,375


Grading System
Grade: AA

Very good

Case: 3

Good

Movement: 2*

Very good

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 2-01

Very good

HANDS Original


Notes

Sinn 142 The Reference 142 is fi tted with the very reliable automatic Lemania 5100. It was the fi rst automatic chronograph in space. In 1985, Reinhard Furrer, a German astronaut wore a Sinn 142 on a D1 mission (STS ?61) aboard the space shuttle Challenger. The space shuttle is engraved on the caseback to commemorate the fl ight.