The German mechanical watch brand “Sinn / Sinn”, which is the sole import agent of Hotta Co., Ltd. (Headquarters: Chuo-ku, Tokyo, President: Mineaki Hotta), is a new product in 2023 Jet fighter F 4 known as “Phantom”
The second of Japan limited edition pilot’s watches produced to honor the Phantom II’s retirement at Japan, the 556. F 4 will be on sale from August.
The F-4 Phantom II fighter, which is popular with aviation fans, has been operated by the Japan Air Self-Defense Force since 1971 under the name F-4EJ in Japan, and in December 2020, the 301st Squadron of Hyakuri Air Base finished operating the F-4 Phantom. On March 17, 2021, the last flight was completed at the Gifu Air Base Flight Development Experimental Group, and the F-4 in Japan was completely retired.
The new 556.F-4.II is based on the Model 556, which specializes in minimal functions, and features a navy color and bar index on the dial inspired by the sky, and stands out the unit marks of the eight squadrons equipped with F-4 Phantoms of the Japan Air Self-Defense Force. This newly dated sapphire crystal glass is water-resistant to 20 bar, and the rotor visible from the see-through back case back is engraved with the Phantom official character “Spook”.
This watch is a special edition of 200 watches, limited to 200 pieces, with the excellent functionality of a pilot’s watch that meets the high demands of Jin professionals, as well as phantom elements throughout.
Movement: SW200-1, self-winding, 26 stones, 28,800 vibrations, second hand stop function, operating time: 38 h, anti-magnetic DIN8309
Functions: Hour/minute/center seconds, date, hour/minute hand and index with nocturnal light
Case: Stainless steel case with satin finish
Double-sided non-reflective sapphire crystal, screw-down crown, see-through back
Waterproof DIN8310, water resistant to 20 ATM, negative pressure resistant
Belt: Satin-finished stainless steel bracelet
Case size: Diameter 38.5mm× Thickness 11mm
Other: Phantom official character “Spook” engraved on rotor with limited number
Limited edition of 200 pieces Japan
Since its founding in Germany in 1961, Jin has been developing “watches just for use” that emphasize legibility, which is the essence of watches. In addition, we have realized a number of unique technologies of Jin that cannot be seen in other brands. Pilots, divers and professionals such as the German special forces GSG9 trust the watch, proving its robustness, durability and practicality in harsh environments.