French watch company
Automatic chronograph valjoux 7758 Movement
White and black dial
New leather brown strap
Year of production
Vintage; Crystal has a crack at 1 o’clock (see photos)
Unique lugs on this watch are known by on all Pequignet watches
Emile Pequignet Vintage Watch
This Vintage Watch qualifies for our Exchange Program. Once you have received your vintage watch, you may send it back in the same condition within fifteen (15) days for a credit on any other watch we have in our inventory. Go to our FAQ for complete rules and procedures.
This vintage watch is in very good working condition. Our vintage watches have been serviced by a professional watch expert. Due to the age of this watch, Watch Again Watches does not guarantee that this watch is waterproof or water resistant. We recommend that you do not place any vintage watch in water as it may damage the mechanism and/or bring condensation inside the watch.
Vintage watches also have to be well taken care of and serviced to maintain its proper functioning. We have done our best to offer you a Vintage watch in excellent condition that will be enjoyed by you for years to come. You are welcome to contact us for more information on any watch we sell.
PEQUIGNET is a luxury watch brand having its manufacture facilities and headquarters in Morteau, France. In the heart of the Franco-Swiss Jura Mountains, the historical birthplace of watchmaking, the independent French firm Pequignet perpetuates the great watchmaking tradition with a commitment to quality and passionate about its craft.
Since the 18th century, the Franche-Comté region has been renowned for its great watch making tradition. At Morteau, the Grande Fabrique, or great works, was founded in 1881, with more than 1,000 salaried workers. Great watch-making firms like Cattin, Parrenin, Maillardet and Frainier flourished and developed in the area.
Over the years, these watch-making houses came to rely on a growing network of part manufacturers and high quality suppliers. It was in the Morteau watchmaking hub, in the heart of the Jura region, that Emile Pequignet created the EP Pequignet brand. Scattered around him in this watchmaking enclave were manufacturers of all the components required to make a watch: case, dial, needles, etc.
In 1973 in Morteau, a region where traditional watchmaking was declining, Emile Pequignet founded the Pequignet brand and signed it with his initials “EP”. Having entered traditional watchmaking at the age of 16, Emile Pequignet was as talented as he was ambitious. His aim was to create and produce watches and jewels whose originality is matched by the demand for utmost quality.
Honoured with five Cadran d’Or awards for the beauty of its Ladies’ collections, the Pequignet brand is now the preferred brand of a generation of modern, elegant women. A great horse-lover, Emile Pequignet made the Pequignet brand into a true ambassador in the equestrian world in the 1980s and 1990s.
At the start of the millennium, Emile Pequignet took a well-earned retirement. Thirty years of passion and conviction enabled him to position the Pequignet name as the jewel in the crown in luxury watchmaking, an inspirational hallmark of Swiss-made French elegance.
Didier Leibundgut took over the brand in 2004 and set about making Pequignet an Haute Horlogerie manufacture. In 2006, Pequignet opened its in-house Haute Horlogerie laboratory, equipped with the very latest technology, ably supported by the prodigious talents of its watch engineers.
In 2010 and 2011, the brand installed its Manufacture workshops and gave birth to an ultra-innovative mechanical movement combining reliability, precision and performance: the Calibre Royal. The Royal fleur-de-lis, the thousand-year-old symbol of the French royalty, became the emblem of Pequignet.
In 2012, despite great critical success, Pequignet experienced a difficult year. Two private investors then bought out the company, with the aim of preserving its independence. Laurent Katz became the company’s Chairman. An experienced manager, he devised a new development strategy for Pequignet.
There is no luxury watchmaking brand without its iconic model, a recognisable model which is different from all the rest, possessing a timeless beauty. There is no iconic model without a visionary spirit to give it life. Thanks to the exceptional talents of Emile Pequignet and Didier Leibundgut , today the Pequignet brand is in the fortunate position of having 2 icons: Moorea Collection & Manufacture Collections equipped with Calibre Royal®.
While respecting the firm’s manufacturing and fine watchmaking spirit, Pequignet launched a broader offering in 2013. The range has been redesigned to make it simpler and more readable. French customers remain faithful to the signature style of the brand, which takes care to maintain its affordable collections, just as it has done over the past 40 years.