English watchmakers are somewhat of a rarity, particularly those in the luxury end of the market, but it is their scarcity that makes them all the more alluring and there are few better advocates for British watch design than that of Pinion – a fact merely reinforced by one of their latest offerings, the stunning Pinion Axis II Black DLC Watch.
We’ve had our eye on Pinion watches for quite some time now and first featured their excellent wares a few years ago and, we’re glad to report, they are still coming on leaps and bounds and delivering classic watch after classic watch, of which the glorious looking Pinion Axis II Black DLC Watch is no exception. It is an elegant, unfussy timepiece, designed to be extremely legible and accurate through the use of a Swiss made movement and this breathtaking watch is housed in a solid structural case making it an incredibly durable timepiece that you can always depend on when push comes to shove.
The first thing that immediately jumps out at you with the Pinion Axis II Black DLC Watch is just how stealthy it is aesthetically speaking and this look is achieved through the fact it is crafted from DLC coated stainless steel. This magnificent timepiece which has been designed in England takes its visual lead from the sharp looks of early 20th century military timepieces and instruments. Functionality is key with this superb timepiece the timekeeping of the Axis II is uncomplicated due to the highly legible dial and coated sapphire crystal delivering clear vision of the time and date regardless of angle or lighting.
Encased within a highly functional and versatile 42mm steel case crafted from a single solid block of stainless steel and with a water resistant up to 100 metres, it is fair to say that the Axis II Black DLC Watch from Pinion is just about as robust as they come and has the aesthetic awesomeness to go with it. This structural integrity of the watch also makes use of shock resistance for the movement which means this striking timepiece is suitable for any occasion – either adventurous or day to day in nature.
Acting as the beating heart of every Pinion Axis II Black DLC Watch is a highly accurate and dependable Swiss made automatic movement (ETA 2824-2) which is well known for it’s considerable reliability having been the go to movement of fine watchmakers worldwide for a long time. With 8 beats per second (28,800 per hour) the high quality movement delivers high accuracy and when it is fully wound it will have a mighty impressive power reserve of up to 40 hours. This power is retained by keeping the watch on your wrist, as any subtle wrist movements will help power a winding rotor and ensure your timepiece remains fully wound for longer.
With a marine grade bronze, brushed finish and anti-reflective sapphire crystal glass, it is clear that a lot of care and attention has gone into the crafting of these stunning watches from Pinion and if a classic military aesthetic is what you go for with your choice of timepieces, you’ll likely find yourself in your element with this cracking watch.
We’re big fans of Pinion and always strive to shout from the rooftops about British watchmakers, particularly when they are as accomplished as Oxfordshire based, Pinion. If you’re on the hunt for a stealthy looking, devilishly dapper and impeccably accurate watch for your wrist, look no further.
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