Pinion, a newly established watch company based in South Oxfordshire, England will be making its debut at the renowned fine watch exhibition, SalonQP with its first watch collection, called ‘Axis’.
Signifying the origin for the company’s first venture into fine watches, the Pinion Axis collection will be based around a single classic watch design which will then be presented in a number of different treatments and materials, some of which will be on display at the SalonQP exhibition.
Having been designed in England, the watches will be made to the very highest standards and built from a combination of English and Swiss bespoke made parts. Beating at the heart of each watch will be an automatic ETA movement, whilst case finishing, coating, watch assembly and testing will be completed in England.
Each Axis will be fitted with a high quality handmade leather strap and the whole package will be presented in a finely made leather wallet.
Sized at 42mm in diameter, the Pinion Axis will evoke design simplicity, high legibility and hard-wearing robustness for exceptional uses and will retail from £1,995. Customers will be able to order watches exclusively at pinionwatches.com from November 2013, with initial orders being delivered early in 2014.
Technical details – Axis Collection
Movement: Mechanical automatic SWISS ETA
Functions: Hours, Minutes, Seconds. Date
Case: 42mm diameter (excluding crown). Brushed stainless steel / DLC coating. Steel caseback with engraving
Dial: Black dial, white numerals and markers with Super-Luminova
Crystal: Domed sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating
Water resistance: 100 meters
Strap / bracelet: Handmade leather strap with stainless steel pin buckle
Pinion is a new watch company, based in South Oxfordshire, England and formed in 2013, by experienced designer and watch aficionado, Piers Berry. Pinion’s vision is to produce authentically English designed and assembled timepieces that evoke: Design simplicity, high legibility and hard-wearing robustness for exceptional uses. Driven by a passion for mechanical watches, every single aspect of a Pinion watch is designed by Piers including the straps and packaging, plus supporting marketing and photography.
The name ‘Pinion’ originates from the small but significant gear wheels that sit at the very heart of every mechanical timepiece and are often used to drive the more visible parts like the hands in a watch. Being a small independent watch company, Pinion passionately embodies watchmaking from the heart.