Thursday, September 4, 2014

Revival 1969

A new limited edition from Pinion -
Courtesy of Pinion
Here's the scoop, straight from the source -

Pinion is pleased to announce its first chronograph wristwatch. A contemporary re-imagining of the possibilities for the iconic Valjoux 7734 handwound movement, the Pinion Revival 1969 (R1969) allows the wearer to see 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 caseback, we see time as it was measured in the past, in the form of a beautiful NOS Valjoux 7734 hand-wound movement from 1969.


Revered for its ruggedness and reliability the handwound Valjoux 7734 movement was (and still is) one of the most dependable watch engines of its era. The movements used in the Pinion R1969 production were all made in 1969 but never assembled or put into a watch. That is, until now.

Courtesy of Pinion
Hand wound Valjoux 7734 movement. These are NOS (New Old Stock) movements from 1969.
The case is made of stainless steel and measures 43 mm in diameter, 16 mm in height.
Water resistant to 10 Atmospheres (100 meters), sapphire crystal and display back.

This will be limited to 100 pieces.

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