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.
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