Pinion Watches: Revival
Pinion watches debuted their first model at Salon QP this year. It was an expensive watch that was on sale for around $3,500. This new watch, unlike it's predecessor, is a manual-wound chronograph. As Piers Berry, the founder of Pinion said, “ In an age where most mechanical watches are automatic by default, I feel there is something truly captivating about a pure handwound watch (Pinion Watches)." He is, however, actually right. Many of the watches produced today are automatic, it is the next big thing, the newest commodity that everyone wants. Pinion watches are based out of the UK and their first watch used a swiss ETA 2824-2. This new watch uses another swiss movement the bi-compax Valijoux 7734. This name is similar to the 7753, for a reason. It is basically the same movement, only without the automatic addition. The 'REVIVAL' will be a limited edition of 100 pieces and this is probably because the movements are over 40 years old. Valijoux pretty much stopped producing this movement after the exponential success of the 775- line. No pictures or pricing has been released yet but we do know that it will be available in the summer of this year. More information and a picture of the Valijoux 7734 can be seen on the pinion website here. I will be interested to see what this watch looks like but from what I have heard so far, it looks pretty promising. I will continue to update you with every new piece of information I can find, as hard as it may be to dig up.
Jake Fogarty is the founder of It's All About Watches and writer for most of what you will read here. If you want to contact me you can visit the contact and advertising page.
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