British watchmaking has certainly experienced somewhat of a renaissance over the last few years with many new brands making a name for themselves and so far as luxury watches are concerned, Pinion are one of the best of the bunch. This is something which can be witnessed first hand with their exemplary looking Pinion TT Watches which are so-called because of their two time zone functionality and for any man after an accomplished new accessory for their wrist in 2019, this would certainly be a top pick of ours here at The Coolector.
The Pinion TT Watch comes in two different versions with distinctly different dials so you can choose the one that best fits your own style tastes. The two dial variants are Maroon and Anthracite, with each titanium GMT watch boasting a contrasting colour scheme and central seconds hand. The TT is a 42mm titanium GMT watch with dual time-zone functionality and powered by a Swiss automatic movement.
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On both models of the Pinion TT Watches you’ll find a second time-zone is indicated by a beau-blue coloured GMT hand that can be configured to point at the 24-hour numerals on the dial. The 42mm case is manufactured from the excellent material of titanium which ensures that the watch is around 25% lighter than its steel equivalent but, it’s important to note, titanium is more robust and stronger than steel and boasts a distinctive grey hue colouring in a brushed/satin finish that adds to the aesthetic appeal of the timepieces.
As with previous timepieces to be found in the Pinion collection, such as the Pure and R-1969, the Pinion TT Watches feature applied typographic numerals which are raised above the base of the dial for an attractive and striking visual impact that we’re loving here at Coolector HQ. As a result of this, the design of the 24 hour GMT hand features a curve to allow it to pass these numerals.
At the heart of the titanium GMT watch is a Swiss made automatic movement, namely, the ETA 2893-2 movement, which provides incredibly reliable and accurate timekeeping day in, day out. The decorated movement and Pinion beau-blue winding rotor can be seen through the glass exhibition case back on the reverse and this is a design feature that we always love to see on high end watches like the Pinion TT. As with all Pinion watches, the TT has a water resistance up to 100 metres in depth and it is finished, assembled and tested by experienced watchmakers in England.
Pinion are a watchmaker that go above and beyond when it comes to the details of their watches and the TT is no exception. It has a configurable 24-hour hand / second timezone (GMT), Pinion custom printed date display, push in crown, double O-ring, 42 hour power reserve and an automatic self-winding mechanism. The quality is plain to see and it’s easy to see why the TT is one of the British watchmaker’s most popular timepieces to date.
For any man after a high quality watch over the next few months which boasts unparalleled performance, materials and style, you’ll not find many watches that tick all these boxes as well as the Pinion TT. With prices starting £2350, it represents the mid-level luxury watch range incredibly well and it boasts the sort of quality that you’re likely to want to pass on from one generation to the next.