These are the first pictures of the Pinion Revival 1969. Rather than the computer renderings we have seen this far, these are pictures of the actual watches. The watch features a Valjoux 7734 movement, a NOS (new old stock) movement. In the case of this watch, they were originally manufactured in 1969. A LE of 100 pieces, the watch follows the notion of practicality starting with the case. 43mm in diameter and polished, it does the job and does it well. The dial continues this trend with a simplistic design that allows for quick and easy reading. With the design of the watch, it can be worn in most any situation. That's the definition of practical, right? The leather strap completes the look of the watch with a texture that is simple and reminds me of an old leather jacket (which would make sense). Although they do not specify the source it doesn't change anything about the appearance. The prices are as follows (at the current exchange rates):
UK: £4,950 (including VAT)
On the higher end, but if 100 people are willing to buy it, then it's not overpriced. Regardless, it's another strong offering from Pinion that retains some DNA from older models such as the Axis. More information can be found here. They will ship late 2014 and into early 2015.
We've seen the teasers (which appear to be a different design altogether?) and have been waiting for quite some time. After months upon months of tension, our patience is finally being rewarded with pictures of the new Revival 1969 LE. The watch is special for two reasons. One: it is Pinion's first chronograph watch and two: The Revival 1969 relies on the historic Valjoux 7734 to keep time, a movement that hasn't been produced since 1978 (view the full rundown of specs here). Fortunately, Pinion was able to find a number of these movements (NOS) and produce just 100 pieces. Don't be fooled by the age. This was a top-of-the-line movement in the 70s and was used by companies including Breitling, Tudor, Heuer (Pre-Tag), and others. The case protecting the valuable movement is 43mm in diameter. An AR-coated sapphire crystal protects the dial while a smoked sapphire crystal showcases the movement. Pinion will officially launch their new Revival 1969 at SalonQP in November. It will retail for $6,850 USD. To reserve yours you can email email@example.com.