PINION, is to partner with exclusive Japanese denim manufacturing company, Iron Heart, to produce a range of new timepieces and products.
The first to be released under this new partnership will be the IHWA-01 (Iron Heart Watch 01) a limited edition, stainless steel 42mm Swiss manufactured wristwatch which will feature the IRON HEART logo, plus ‘Pride of Japan’ engraving on the reverse.
The Watch is based on the original Pinion Axis Steel, which was released in 2013 and will be finished, tested and assembled in the UK by Pinion’s experienced watchmakers.
The Watch can be reserved and ordered through Iron Heart and will be ready to ship in Autumn 2014.
Piers Berry, founder and designer, Pinion Watch Company:
“I’m extremely proud to be working with Iron Heart. Our ethos are almost identical: Crafting timeless products out of the finest materials and made to the highest of standards. Iron Heart goods are loved by devotees of quality denim in Japan and across the globe and it is a great opportunity for Pinion, a relatively young UK based company to achieve more global presence through this partnership”.
Shinichi Haraki, Founder and Owner of Iron Heart:
“Pinion and Iron Heart both have a passion for creating items that perfectly combine both form and function. Our products do what they do with lots of style but a minimum of fuss. I am delighted to be partnering with Pinion”
About Iron Heart and Triple Works – Works Inc
Shinichi Haraki established Works Inc (AKA The Works Japan) in 2003. After 20 years of working in the garment industry in Japan, beginning as a pattern maker for Edwin and advancing to designer and producer/director for the company, he decided to create Iron Heart, a heavyweight Japanese clothing brand, aimed initially at the Japanese motorcycling community.
Giles Padmore and Haraki-san started working together in 2005. This close partnership and firm friendship, coupled with the increased focus on the market outside of Japan which Giles brought to the party, has generated a loyal following throughout the world. Iron Heart customers come from all walks of life, and many of them –but certainly not all –are bikers. The common factor is a love of ethically manufactured, beautiful and durable clothing. Sales of Triple Works began in 2012, to complement and expand the existing range of Iron Heart clothing.