Meets Pequignet -
|Courtesy of Pequignet|
While not based in Besançon, Pequignet is close by in Morteau (I believe) which you would pass through on your way to Besançon from Le Locle (should you be in the neighborhood).
de facto means moon phases, power reserve indicators and big dates. Very formal, very uniform. And that's okay. Pequignet has established a fairly defined design language insofar as the layout of the watch dial and functions.
But for those of us with a wild color itch to scratch, this little wrist bijoux is the horological equivalent of a colloidal oatmeal bath, followed by a generous application of Benadryl ointment and loose fitting t-shirt. IT IS AMAZING! And yes, it soothes that manic itch that some of us have for a wonderfully complicated watch with a bit of color, fun and quirkiness.
Yes gentle reader, I WANT THIS WATCH!
Here are the pertinents -
Calibre Royal movement
88-hours power reserve
Anti-reflective sapphire crystal and case-back
Large red accurate moonphase at 6.00
316L Stainless steel case
White dial, Luminova hands
White small second counter and power reserve counter
White alligator strap with blue stitching
Folding buckle with clasp