Elapse AN


The Pinion Elapse AN (Anthracite) Chronograph.

42mm stainless steel watch. Powered by a Swiss automatic movement (Valjoux 7750).

Electroplated dial, in a vertically brushed finish. Matt nickle hands with Super Luminova BG W9.

Designed, finished, assembled and tested in England.

Presenting the Elapse. Pinion’s first automatic chronograph that is powered by the world-renowned Valoux 7750 movement.

Sized at 42mm in diameter, as the name indicates, will allow the wearer to track elapsed time in seconds, minutes and hours, controlled by the two polished steel pushers.

As with all Pinion watches, the Elapse is built in small batches in England and comes with a two-year warranty.

British Watches - The Pinion Elapse Chrongraph
British Watches - The Pinion Elapse Chrongraph
British Watches - The Pinion Elapse Chrongraph

Track elapsed time

The two polished chronograph pushers enable the wearer to start and stop intervals of elapsed time, which is observed from the registers and central chronograph seconds hand.

A simple push of the upper button starts the chronograph running. Pressing the same button again will pause it so elapsed time can be read. The wearer can then reset the chronograph by pushing the lower button or continue to track intervals of time with start/stop from the upper button.

The elapse captures 60 seconds from the central chronograph seconds. Every revolution moves the register at 12H to capture up-to 30 minutes. Longer durations of elapsed time of up to 12 hours can be read from the register at 6H.

Pinion Elapse Chronograph Valjoux 7750 Antracite dial watch

A world-leading mechanical movement

Originally made in the early 1970s, the Valjoux 7750 is an updated automatic version of its hand-wound predecessors, the 7733 line from the sixties (which featured in Pinion’s R1969 limited edition chronograph).

Since then, the Valjoux 7750 movement has been widely utilised by many watch companies and has become known worldwide as a simple, rugged and efficient movement. A cam-shifting action triggers the process of stopping and starting the chronograph, and the sizeable automatic winding rotor can create a characteristic known as the ‘7750 wobble’ when worn.

Pinion Elapse Chronograph Valjoux 7750 Antracite dial watch

Electroplated dial

Several processes are undertaken on the dial to give its multi-contrast finish. First, the chronograph registers are milled at 12H and 6H to create two lower levels. Engine turning is applied to these to create a contrasting effect making them appear darker under differing lighting conditions.

Next, subtle vertical brushing is applied to the base of the dial and circular brushing to the outer rehault ring. These are then electroplated with colour. The brushing helps with the contrasting tone of colour when viewed in different lighting conditions.

Finally, the dials are gently buffed before printing commences. Once complete, a galvanic varnish is applied, sealing the elements and providing a glossy surface to the dial.



  • Diameter: 42mm (A)
  • Length: 51mm (B)
  • Depth (incl.glass): 14.5mm (C)
  • Strap: 22mm (D)


  • 95g (watch head only)
  • 110g (Incl.strap)


  • Stainless steel, brushed finish
  • Engraved exhibition case back with anthracite Pinion decorated rotor
  • Stainless steel pushers for chronograph function, polished finish


  • Automatic Swiss made Valhoux 7750
  • 25 Jewels
  • ~48 hour power reserve
  • Regulated in-house (+/- 5 secs to +/- 15 secs per day)


  • Time (hours, minutes, seconds)
  • Hacking seconds feature
  • Ghost date (quick date setting function removed, but crown position still present / non-operational)
  • Chronograph to track elapsed time in hours, minutes, seconds


  • Push-down crown with double o-ring
  • Stainless steel, brushed finish with polished Pinion motif


  • Domed sapphire glass
  • Anti-reflective coating (inside only)


  • Electroplated with vertical brushed finish


  • Coated brass hands in matt-blasted finish
  • Filled with Superluminova® (hour, minutes, seconds)

Water resistance

  • 100 metres / 10 ATM


  • 22mm Premium leather strap
  • 20mm Stainless steel pin buckle

Water resistance

  • 100 metres / 10 ATM

Ordering from Pinion


When you order a watch from Pinion, the time taken to deliver it to you will depend on whether the watch is in stock or has to be made-to-order. This should be read alongside, and in addition to, our Terms and Conditions.

For watches that are in stock

  • After you have placed your order, you will receive an automatic email confirmation.
  • You’ll then receive an email from us confirming the timing for delivery and verifying any options you have made (i.e. strap).
  • For watches that are in stock, we’ll aim to ship within 2 business days of receiving an order.

For watches that are made to order

  • Watches that are made to order will be highlighted on their product pages.
  • We recommend you pay a deposit to start the process and once you have processed this, you’ll receive an automatic email confirming the order.
  • You’ll then receive an email from us confirming the timing for making the watch and verifying any options you have made (i.e. strap).
  • As a general rule, we aim to build all watches within 10-14 days, however this can take longer.
  • Once the watch is complete and ready for shipping, we will email to confirm.
  • You’ll then receive an email requesting the balance payment. When you click the link, please ensure that the URL points to http://www.pinionwatches.com – and use the secure payment gateway to process this.

Accepted payments

Pinion accepts the following card payment methods:

  • Visa Credit / Debit
  • Mastercard Credit / Debit
  • American Express
  • PayPal

For the UK Customers only, we also accept payment by BACs transfer – if you prefer this method, please email so we can process the order manually.

To protect your data, we do not take card payments over the phone or via email.

Deposit payments

You can pay a deposit on some products that are made-to-order.

  • Once the product is made, you’ll receive an email with the outstanding balance. This will redirect you to this website to pay securely online. Please ensure you check the web address is: http://www.pinionwatches.com
  • Products will be shipped only when payment for the outstanding balance is received.
  • Deposits are refundable if you decide to cancel the order prior to shipping.
  • Deposits are also refundable if you have chosen bespoke engraving, but this has not been undertaken yet.
  • Deposits aren’t refundable if you paying as part of a special project, or if your bespoke engraving as already been done.
Failed payment attempts

If you attempt to make a payment online and this fails, it will typically be because of the following reasons:

  • Your card provider has declined the payment as a security measure
  • You’ve not fully authorised the payment using two-step verification (i.e., 3D secure).
  • The details you have entered (i.e. billing address) does not match the details held with the card provider
If a payment fails
  • The easiest thing to do is check with your bank / card supplier to authorise the payment.
  • You can contact us if it’s still not working, and we may be able to find the reason why the payment isn’t going through.
  • You’ll need to attempt the payment again, once you are certain has been approved.

Paying in instalments

For UK customers – purchases under £2,000 can be paid in 3 interest-free payments with Paypal Pay in 3.

Pinion does not offer any other form of credit.

Cancelling an order

You have a right to cancel orders at anytime prior to the watch being shipped, should you change your mind.

The only exceptions are:

  • Bespoke engraved items cannot be cancelled if the engraving work has been done.
  • If you have paid towards a bespoke / special project watch that is in manufacturing.

If you cancel an order after it has been shipped, you will need to first return the product(s) before you can be given a refund (see returns below).

Refund payments

If you cancel your order – you will receive a refund that will be automatically paid back to the payment method you originally used.

Whist Pinion will process the refund quickly, this will typically take 5-7 days for your card provider / PayPal to process at their end.


We use the following delivery services for shipping watches:

  • Royal Mail Special Delivery (UK)
  • Royal Mail International signed for (outside the UK, for smaller items such as straps)
  • DHL (Rest of the world)

Changing delivery carrier

  • We can also deliver by DHL & Fedex (UK) at an extra charge
  • International deliveries can also be delivered by Fedex, but there may be an additional charge to do so.

Delivery times

  • Royal Mail Special Delivery – Guaranteed next day 1pm.
  • Royal Mail International signed for post – This can vary but typically items will be delivered within 7 working days.
  • DHL International – This can vary from 2-3 days to longer depending on your location.

Please note, if you are ordering outside of the UK then you may be subject to import duty/tax.


If you’re not entirely satisfied with your order, you may return items within 28 days.

See Returns for more details.

Import duty & tax

Any orders that are made outside the UK are priced excluding VAT (20%) however, you will be subject to import duty/tax when the item is imported into your country.

  • When you process your order at checkout and enter your country, the price will automatically remove any VAT if it was previously shown.
  • DHL will handle the charge for import duty and will typically contact you prior to delivery to arrange payment. Please ensure that when you are requested to make a payment for import duty, you are directed to the DHL website.
  • Import duty varies from country to country. Please ensure you check the current rates in your region before ordering.
  • If you prefer for Pinion to handle the customs charge, we can do this but will require you to make an additional payment to cover the cost.

Please note: We cannot lower the value of items for customs if requested.

How much import tax / duty do I have to pay?

This varies from country to country. We provided approx. rates that you may need to pay, but its always best to check with your tax office for up-to-date import rates.

EU Countries
+ 20% tax
+ 0% duty
+ DHLs handing fee

+ 10% tax
+ 0% duty
+ DHLs handing fee

+ 5% tax
+ 0% duty
+ DHLs handing fee

+ 10% tax
+ 0% duty
+ DHLs handing fee

United Arab Emirates
+ 10% tax
+ 0% duty
+ DHLs handing fee

+ 5% tax
+ 5% duty
+ DHLs handing fee

South Africa
+ 15% Tax
+ 0% Duty
+ DHLs handing fee

+ 15% Tax
+ 0% Duty
+ DHLs handing fee

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