Thursday, February 15, 2024

Revisiting One That Got Away...

From Pequignet -
Courtesy of Pequignet
I wanted to re-heat this one. I personally like it when a watch maker takes what is expected, and puts a fun twist on it. This one came around nearly 4 years ago now, but it still fascinates me to this day.

Now I realize, this is maybe not everyone's demitasse if espresso, but as I look at it - life is short. There are plenty black and white watches out there, but life is not always black and white, is it?

This is the Rue Royale Reference 9010433 FJ.

Pequignet is at once a known quantity and yet and still a mystery to a lot of watch folks out there. For many of us we think Pequignet 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 REALLY WANTED THIS WATCH!

Although it is now firmly in the rearview mirror, it does show that Pequignet may still have a few surprises up their sleeves ; )

Here are the pertinents -

Calibre Royal movement
88-hours power reserve
Small second
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

Limited edition

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