£3,291.67 ( Excl. VAT )

43mm limited edition chronograph that is powered by the iconic hand wound ‘new-old-stock’ Valjoux 7734 movement from 1969.

The R-1969 is designed, finished and tested in England by Pinion and made to only 100 pieces.

This is the last R-1969 available to buy.


Pay a deposit of £208.33 per item

The R-1969 allows the wearer to view time on both sides of the watch.

On the front, present time. Hours, minutes, seconds and date display – along with classic chronograph stopwatch registers – appear against a multi-layer, contrast finished black dial with milled, polished and applied indexes and numerals.

On the reverse of the watch and visible in full through the grey smoked glass exhibition case back, we see time as it was measured in the past, in the form of a beautiful new-old-stock Valjoux 7734 hand-wound movement from 1969.


In terms of the aesthetics Pinion designed the R-1969 to reference 20th-century vintage chronographs, but with a 21st-century twist. Hence the ‘Superdome’ double bezel and convex anti-reflective crystal combination and a very wearable, modern yet modest 43mm size.

With the dependability of the Valjoux 7734 movement comes the practicality to wear the R-1969 every day. So for the watch case Pinion chose 316L stainless steel. It’s hard, strong, highly resistant to corrosion and has excellent hypoallergenic properties. As an added bonus it also polishes up to a stunning reflective finish.

New old stock Valjoux 7734

Revered for its ruggedness and reliability the hand wound Valjoux 7734 movement was (and still is) one of the most dependable watch engines of its era.

The movements used in the R-1969 production were all made in 1969 but never assembled or put into a watch. That is, until now.

Hand wound

A hand wound chronograph invites and requires a high degree of human interaction. So the ‘contact points’ become important from an ergonomic and operational point of view.

That’s why Pinion paid particular attention to designing and making their bespoke pushers and crown to provide an affirmative action and wearer feedback.

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R-1969 specifications

  • Time in hours, minutes, seconds. Date display.
  • Chronograph function with 60-seconds and 60 minutes timing.
  • Hand wound Valjoux 7734 movement ( new-old-stock ).
  • 17 Jewels.
  • Frequency: 18,800 vibrations per hour.
  • Pinion decorated bridge
  • 38 hour power reserve.
  • Stainless steel polished finish. 43mm (excluding crown).
  • Stainless steel crown with Pinion motif.
  • Steel pushers, polished finish.
  • Smoked glass exhibition back engraved and numbered.
  • Painted dial with applied numerals / indexes filled with Swiss Superluminova® coating SLN C1-GL.
  • Coated brass hands with Swiss Superluminova® coating (hour, minutes, chronograph seconds).
  • 10 ATM, 100 metres.
  • 22mm leather strap with Pinion steel buckle.
Pinion R-1969 watch measurements
  • 43mm excluding crown
  • 45mm including crown
  • 52mm total length
  • 14mm height ( case back to crystal )
  • 22mm lug width
  • Approx. 92g without strap
  • Approx. 108g 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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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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Making a payment

Paying online

Pinion accepts the following card payment methods:

Visa Credit / Debit

Mastercard Credit / Debit

American Express


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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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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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 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 1 pm.

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 / EU, then you will be subject to import duty/tax. See ‘Import tax’ section.

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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 / EU

Any orders that are made outside the UK / EU are priced excluding the tax, 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: 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.

Illustrated example

Below is an illustrated example for duty when shipping to the USA.

Axis II

Price excluding VAT £1,625 ( Price including VAT £1,950).

USA Import duty is approx. 4% on the value of the item. ( 4% of 1625 is 65)

Import duty/tax fee for importing this would be approx. £65.

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