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Elapse SI

£1,708.33 ( Excl. VAT )

The Pinion Elapse SI (Silver) Chronograph.

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

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

Designed, finished, assembled and tested in England.

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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.

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 6H to capture up-to 30 minutes. Longer durations of elapsed time of up to 12 hours can be read from the register at 12H.

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Originally made in the early 1970s, the Valjoux 7750 is an updated automatic version of its hand-wound predecessors, the 7733 line from the sixties (which featured in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

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.

FUNCTIONS
  • Time in hours, minutes, seconds.
  • Chronograph to track elapsed time in hours, minutes, seconds.
MOVEMENT
  • Automatic Swiss made Valjoux 7750
  • 25 Jewels.
  • Frequency: 28,800 vibrations per hour.
  • ~48 hour power reserve.
CASE
  • Stainless steel. Brushed finish. 42mm (excluding crown).
  • Stainless steel crown (polished)
  • Stainless steel pushers for chronograph function (polished)
  • Steel engraved, with glass exhibition back with anthracite Pinion decorated rotor.
GLASS
  • Domed sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating (inside only).
DIAL
  • Plated dial with contrasting vertical brushed finish
HANDS
  • Coated brass hands with Swiss Superluminova® coating (hour, minutes, seconds, chronograph hands).
WATER RESISTANCE
  • 10 ATM, 100 metres.
STRAP
  • 22mm leather strap with Pinion steel buckle.
DIAMETER (A)
  • 42mm excluding crown
  • 46mm including crown
LENGTH (B)
  • 51mm total length
HEIGHT (C)
  • 14.5mm height ( case back to crystal )
STRAP (D)
  • 22mm lug width
WEIGHT
  • Approx. 95g without strap
  • Approx. 110g with strap

Two-year warranty

Pinion Watch Company Ltd warrants its watches for twenty-four (24) months from the date of purchase.

The warranty covers material and manufacturing defects which may exist at the time of purchase, and during the warranty period, you have the right to have any defect repaired free of charge.

The two year warranty does not cover:

Normal wear and tear and ageing (e.g. any colour change, or scratches made to any parts of the watch).
Any damage from accidents, abnormal use/sports or incorrect use of the watch.
If the watch is opened, altered or repaired by a non-authorised person.

Ordering from Pinion

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Ordering

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 timing for delivery and to verify any options you have made (i.e. strap).

For watches that are in stock, we will generally ship with 2-3 days of receiving an order.

For watches that are made to order

Watches that aren’t in stock are typically highlighted on the product page.

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 timing for making the watch and to verify any options you have made (i.e. strap).

For watches that are made-to-order, we generally take around 10 working days to complete the build, testing and regulation of the movement.

Once the watch is complete and ready for shipping, we will email you with a photograph of your completed watch.

You’ll then receive an email requesting the balance payment. When you click the link, please ensure that the URL points to http://pinionwatches.com – and use the secure payment gateway to process this. We can also invoice you via Paypal for the balance if you prefer to pay with PayPal.

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Payments

Making a payment

Paying online

Pinion accepts the following card payment methods:

Visa Credit / Debit

Mastercard Credit / Debit

American Express

PayPal

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

As a general rule, we do not take card payments over the phone or via email.

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

The details you have entered (i.e. Billing address) does not match the details held with the card provider.

In the event that your payment fails, it is worth checking with your card provider to approve the payment before trying again.

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Credit

Spreading the cost

Pinion does not offer any form of credit ( i.e. 0% over 12 months ) for payment of its products.

If you wish to spread payments for the product(s) over a period of time, this is perfectly acceptable, but please note the product(s) would not be released until payment has been received in full.

The process for paying over a period of time would be

First, contact us, and let us know you wish to pay over a time period

Once agreed, pay a deposit via the online shop

Then either when you instruct us or a timed basis Pinion will invoice you for a payment which will be made securely online

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Cancellations

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 exception to this, is:

If you have ordered a bespoke item ( i.e. engraving on the watch or custom made strap )

Please note, 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 straight away, this will typically take 5-7 days for your card provider / PayPal to process ( which is beyond our control ).

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Delivery

Delivery of your order

We use the following delivery services for shipping watches

Royal Mail Special Delivery ( UK Only )

Royal Mail International signed for ( Outside the UK, for smaller items such as straps ).

DHL ( UK and International orders )

For UK orders, delivery is next day before 4pm.

DHL deliveries are usually next day in the UK and will be delivered within 3-4 rest of the world ( This can vary depending on your location ).

Please note, if you are ordering outside of the UK (including to EU countries from 1 Jan 2021) then you will be subject to import duty/tax. See ‘Import tax’ section.

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Returns

Returns

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

See Returns for more details.

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Import tax

Buying outside of the UK

Any orders that are made outside the UK are priced excluding the tax, however, you will be subject to import duty/tax when the item is imported into your country. This includes exporting to EU countries after 1 Jan 2021.

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: When making an order, please do not ask us to lower the value of the item which would result in no or less duty to pay as this is illegal.

UK prices

For customers in the UK, all products are priced including VAT, which is 20% on the net price.

i.e. Atom 39 – £990 ( £825 plus 20% VAT – £165).

Outside UK prices

For customers outside the UK, all products are priced excluding VAT.

i.e. Atom 39 – £825 (no VAT)

The display of the prices is first determined from your IP address, then at checkout from the country selection.

No VAT is charged because Pinion will be exporting the product to your region, however you will be required to pay import tax and duty which is set differently from country to country. From 1 Jan 2021, this also includes any EU countries.

Paying import tax / duty

When products are shipped by DHL, the import tax is calculated and they will contact you to collect this payment prior to delivering your product(s)

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

This varies from country to country.

As a rough guide we’ve provided some examples below based on ordering an Atom 39 at £825. 

EU Countries
20% tax (GBP 165.50)
0% duty (GBP 0.00)
Plus DHLs handing fee

USA
10% tax (GBP 82.50)
0% duty (GBP 0.00)
Plus DHLs handing fee

Canada
5% tax (GBP 41.25)
0% duty (GBP 0.00)
Plus DHLs handing fee

Australia
10% tax (GBP 82.25)
0% duty (GBP 0.00)
Plus DHLs handing fee

United Arab Emirates
10% tax (GBP 82.50)
0% duty (GBP 0.00)
Plus DHLs handing fee

Japan
5% tax (GBP 41.25)
5% duty (GBP 41.25)
Plus DHLs handing fee

South Africa
15% Tax (GBP 123.75)
0% Duty (GBP 0.00)
Plus DHLs handing fee

China
15% Tax (GBP 123.75)
0% Duty (GBP 0.00)
Plus DHLs handing fee

Note: these rates may not be up-to-date and should only be used as rough calculation, the rates will also increase if you order product(s) higher in value.

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