It is hard to make an original diving watch these days, as this segment of the market is quite saturated (no pun intended). By following their French ‘Savoir Vivre’ Pequignet has created the refreshingly different Royale 300. At first glance, it is unmistakeable a diving watch, yet the details make a difference and give it a distinct character of its own.

Pequignet has given the Royale 300 a sub-seconds at three o’clock and balanced this with the power reserve indicator between seven and eight o’clock. Both are beautifully integrated into the overall design of the dial, and thus achieving a powerful synergy. The same can be said of the way that the crown is placed just off two o’clock. In combination with its well-designed crown guard, it makes a functional difference in the overall appeal of the Royale 300.

The watch is powered by a movement that Pequignet makes in-house and offers an incredible 80-hour power reserve. While a beautiful movement, it is only reserved for the watchmaker to enjoy when the watch is in for service because it is fitted with a closed case back. This to ensure a water resistance of 300 meters. All combined it makes the Royale 300 an exceptional diving watch: original yet functional, robust yet refined.