Based just outside of London, England, Pinion watches was founded in 2013 by Piers Berry. With a background in graphic design and having previously worked with both Bell & Ross and Bremont, the time came when Piers decided to create a range of watches himself. In the five years since and with four watches already under their belt to date, Pinion have managed to create a distinctive and coherent design language focusing chiefly on simple three-hand sports watches.
The firm’s latest model, the Atom, is also distinctly “Pinion,” but it represents a slight departure from the preceding watches in terms of movement and price. Pinion remain committed to trusted Swiss and German based manufacturers with final assembly performed in the UK, but whereas the Axis (and Axis II), Revival 1969, and Pure models all housed Swiss calibers ranging from the mechanical Unitas 6498 and Valjoux 7734 to the automatic ETA 2824-2, the Pinon Atom makes use of the Japanese Miyota 9015 automatic caliber. In doing so, the Atom represents a new entry-level option for the brand.
Let’s take a closer look.