I get that the Unitas/ETA 6497 was/is a pocketwatch movement. You get the 'traditional' look with the crown at 12 and the small seconds hand at 6.
Brands like Panerai, Steinhart, etc. put the 6497 in a wristwatch case and... well you probably know.
I understood these are the so called Lepine configuration.
But what I don't get is where the Savonette (or Hunter) configuration like on the 6498 come from. Why would the seconds hand be put on the 3 o'clock position on a pocket watch? If the crown was still at 12 of course.
I mean, a 6498 in a wrist watch looks great with the seconds at 6, but in a pocket watch?
Can anyone explain the thought behind the Savonette pocket watch?