Battlefield medics and first responders call it “the platinum ten” – the ten crucial minutes between arrival, triage, treatment, and evacuation of a victim in a crisis health situation, a span where every second counts and every decision made can spell the difference between life and death. Teased in the weeks prior, and just introduced for Baselworld 2017, the Sinn EZM 12 Air Rescue is a watch designed specifically by, and for EMS pilots and flight medics – professionals who live, and save lives in that critical ten-minute window.
For those looking to brush up on their German, Sinn replica EZM is short for Einsatzzeitmesser, or “mission timer.” The EZM series has now been a mainstay in Sinn’s lineup for 20 years, where it routinely showcases the brand’s latest technologies and design innovations. So it goes without saying that the EZM 12 has big boots to fill, as it joins a tradition of interesting and exceptionally rugged mission timers, all of which have been purpose-built for some of the most demanding professions in the world.
These include the colorful EZM 7 with its air supply timer designed for firemen, or the oil-filled EZM 2b that was built for GSG 9 (the equivalent of an elite SWAT unit with the German police), and is now standard-issue for the German Navy’s elite combat divers. Granted, the ultra-specific feature sets of these watches could be limiting their respective audiences in some ways, but it’s probably safe to assume that there are still enough watch fans out there who still appreciate this unique approach to design, even if they’re not first responders or elite special forces operators.
That said, the Sinn EZM 12 Air Rescue is probably one of Sinn replica watches UK most esoteric tool watches yet, designed through direct input from the elite German Air Rescue Team, who required three timekeeping elements unique to EMS. Each of these elements represent a different interval as it pertains to triage and victim care: an inner rotating count-up bezel for measuring the first ten minutes following arrival (the aforementioned “platinum ten”), an exterior rotating countdown bezel for measuring the “golden hour,” or the span of time in which arrival at a hospital and/or stopping blood loss offers the greatest chance of survival, and a pulsometer integrated in the seconds hand with an accompanying graduated scale.
It’s an awful lot to take in, and it ultimately yields a pretty busy dial, but if you look closely, you can see all the different scales and their various reference points, cleanly laid out to remind the wearer that critical patients need treatment and transportation in the first ten minutes, and any patient should arrive at a hospital within an hour of the accident. Simple, right?