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Revival 1969 announced
PINION is pleased to announce it’s first watch release for 2014 which will form part of a new collection titled ‘REVIVAL’ focussing on timepieces featuring rare and historic 20th Century Swiss movements.
The first watch in the series, to be released in Summer 2014, will be a manual wound chronograph featuring the iconic Swiss movement, VALJOUX 7734 and will be limited to 100 pieces.
The VALJOUX 7734, a remarkable manual wound chronograph, was first produced in the 1960s and features twin subsidiary registers (Bi-Compax) a 45 hour power reserve and date functionality at 6H.
The 7734 movements in Pinion’s stock are over forty years old, yet are as new in their original ébauche (kit) form having never been assembled or used. They will be finished, assembled and tested at Pinion’s watchmaking facility, THE MOTION WORKS, by experienced BHI qualified watchmakers , prior to full watch assembly in the UK.
Piers Berry, founder and designer, Pinion Watch Company:
“ In an age where most mechanical watches are automatic by default, I feel there is something truly captivating about a pure handwound watch. The 7734 is an incredibly robust movement, which was developed at a time in the 60s when the Swiss mechanical industry was making bold steps to advance technologies, however this was turned into turmoil in the 1970s with the advent of the Quartz Revolution, nearly destroying the industry. I’m thrilled to be able to Revive this iconic movement, in the UK and it will form the first watch in a series for the collection”.
The watch itself is still in design and development phase and will form part of a number of other releases for the company during 2014. These will follow up Pinion’s debut, AXIS collection, which was launched in November 2014 at SalonQP and are available to buy direct from Pinion’s website.
ABOUT THE MOTION WORKS
The Motion Works is the name for Pinion’s watch assembly and service centre which is based in the UK. Our watchmakers are qualified BHI (British Horology Institute) members and carrying many years of experience and knowledge, providing excellent technical assistance and support for our watches.
When making a Pinion watch, each one is first assembled with precision and care. Once complete, the watches are regulated and adjusted for timekeeping accuracy before being pressure tested for water resistance.
Every Pinion watch is supported by an international two year warranty.