Pinion is a British brand founded in 2013. Their first model, the Axis Steel, was one of the highlights from SalonQP. Their new watch, the IHWA-01 (Iron Heart Watch-01) is based off of their original design. This watch has kept all of the positive attributes of the original design, with just one change. The "Iron Heart" logo is placed subtly at the 6 o'clock position. As stated by the founder (and designer) of Pinion, Piers Berry:
I’m extremely proud to be working with Iron Heart. Our ethos are almost identical: Crafting timeless products out of the ﬁnest materials and made to the highest of standards. Iron Heart goods are loved by devotees of quality denim in Japan and across the globe and it is a great opportunity for Pinion, a relatively young UK based company to achieve more global presence through this partnership."
You may think that this is biased because no one would say bad things about their company, but I am willing to back this up. Pinion makes some of the best watches out there. Their prices, although they may be considered high by some, are still in the reasonable price range for the materials they are using. Of course, this is excluding the fact that their watches are produced in England, something common centuries ago, but not today.
The new watch will be a limited edition (I don't know how many) and can be preordered through Iron Heart. The expected delivery of these watches is August 2014. Pinion is a young brand, but I can only see their watches becoming more popular as more people see them. Their 42mm cases, 2824 movements, British assembly (and more!) are all rare novelties and, as is evident by the constant release of new LEs by various manufacturers, people like rare things.
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