Pinion had a busy start to 2016 by commencing the build of some new watches – and are delighted to share some photos of the Axis II Steel.
This fresh collection is an evolution of the debut release from three years ago and advances the designs of Pinion’s original trio with lots of new details.
Keeping the original clean and utilitarian feel of the 2013 original, Pinion remodelled the watch case to feature a two-step super-dome bezel that was first seen on the R-1969. This case profile will also follow on future editions including new Pure hand wound models that will be released next month.
Probably the biggest change is the dial design – Pinion omitted the outer white ring from the originals, replacing it with practical second markers. The numerical letterforms now reflect the styling Pinion developed with both the Pure and R-1969 making the entire family now look consistent and uniformed.
The original 2013 dials were satin finish, which Pinion has retained for the Axis II Bronze however to provide extra depth and detail for the Axis II Steel and Black variants of the watch, Pinion has polished the dials with subtle vertical strokes making the dial tone range from deep black to an almost anthracite appearance in different lighting conditions.
As a final level of detail for the dial, Pinion has added applied indexes to the main hour markers, which have thick polished silver edges and filled with SuperLuminova.
The entire collection of Axis II watches will now be available in two variations. As standard is the newly designed engraved steel case-back, which references the original model, but the Axis II is also being made with an exhibition case-back featuring a higher grade decorated Swiss automatic movement (ETA2824-2) and the inclusion of a new decorated Pinion green automatic winding rotor.