The mission timer made from German Submarine Steel for the KSM
Germany’s commando frogman force, KSM (Kommando Spezialkräfte der Marine), will now be wearing a diving watch made by Sinn Spezialuhren zu Frankfurt am Main on its special missions: the mission timer UX S Combat Swimmer (EZM 2B).
The development of this official timepiece was based on the technical mission requirements formulated in a tender by the Federal Office of Bundeswehr Equipment, Information Technology and In-Service Support (BAAINBw). Out of all participating watchmaking companies, Sinn Spezialuhren best met the requirements. These include optimum readability under the most adverse lighting and water conditions, seawater resistance, extreme durability and operation of the rotating bezel even when wearing gloves. The Sinn Spezialuhren mission timer is designed specifically for professional users for whom precise, quick time measurement is crucial – especially in critical situations. The UX S Combat Swimmer is therefore also intended purely for use in specific missions.
The UX S Combat Swimmer is produced exclusively for KSM and is not available for retail.
About the company
The name Sinn Spezialuhren is synonymous with durable, reliably functioning mechanical timepieces which pilots, divers and the GSG 9 specialist German maritime unit swear by, as do many others besides. Thanks above all to technologies such as DIAPAL, Ar-Dehumidifying Technology, HYDRO, TEGIMENT and magnetic field protection, SINN watches prove their durability, robustness, quality and precision time and again, both during everyday use and in extreme situations. Throughout the development process, Sinn Spezialuhren orients the styling of the watches rigorously to the required functionality.