This is something I learned in Basel: Robert Alan Eustace parachuted from the statosphere at the hight 41,419 metres. Along with this ride was the Sinn 857 UTC, which was integrated into the sleeve of his specially designed suit.
Robert Alan Eustace, he is the Senior Vice President Google, jumped from the stratosphere at the hight 41,419 meters.
What Sinn learned only afterwards was that Robert Alan Eustace did choose the 857 UTC for his spectacular adventure. His team bought the watch and integrated it into the special designed suit…
In brief this is what happened:
On 24 October 2014, 57-year-old American Robert Alan Eustace parachuted from the stratosphere at a height of 41,419 metres. In doing so, he broke the altitude record set by Felix Baumgartner two years earlier.
Along for the ride was the Sinn 857 UTC, which was integrated into the sleeve of his specially designed suit. Before, during and after the jump, the instrumental watch put in a flawless performance – despite the cold (-77 degrees C / -108 degrees F), low pressure and a free-fall speed of 1,322.9 km/h, which lasted five minutes and resulted in Eustace breaking the sound barrier.
Once his parachute opened, he glided a further ten minutes towards Earth.
Eustace’s team of engineers chose the Sinn 857 UTC specifically for the stratosphere jump.
Only afterwards Sinn learned about the magnificent performance of both man and watch – which is now also being acknowledged by the 857 UTC taking its rightful place on the suit in the National Air and Space Museum in Washington DC.
21 bearing jewels
28,800 semi-oscillations per hour
Seconds stop function
Shock resistant as per DIN 8308
Anti-magnetic as per DIN 8309
Case made of stainless steel, bead-blasted
Sapphire crystal glass in front, anti-reflective on both sides
Case back screw-fastened, nickel-free
Meet the technical requirements for waterproofness, as set out in standard DIN 8310
Pressure-resistant up to 20 bar (= 200 m water depth)
Low pressure resistant
Hours, minutes, seconds
Second time zone on a 24-hour basis
Pilot’s bezel with minute ratcheting and luminous key markSINN Technologies
TEGIMENT Technology, therefore especially scratch-resistant
Ar-Dehumidifying Technology enhances functional reliability and freedom from fogging
Magnetic Field Protection up to 80,000 A/m
Dimensions and Weight
Case diameter: 43 mm
Band lug width: 22 mm
Case thickness: 12 mm
Weight without strap: 90 gramme
Dial and Hands
Matte black dial
Numbers and indices coated with luminescent colour
Hour and minute hand coated with luminescent colour