“A contemporary re-imagining of the possibilities for the iconic 1960s Valjoux 7734 handwound movement”
handwound chronograph - Revival 1969 by Pinion
handwound chronograph - Revival 1969 black by Pinion

British watch company, 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.

Born in Switzerland. Raised in England

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.