Pequignet is one of the understated brands which happens to go under most of the watch enthusiasts radar. They do make quartz watches like Seiko, but they also have watches with calibre Royale - an in-house developed movement available in elegant and sporty cases at a reasonable price (which is a relative term when it comes to in-house developed movements).
This year the Pequignet collection grows with a dive watch called Royale 300. It is targeted towards younger customers. It still has the automatic Royale caliber with 88 hours PR beating at 3hz. Case is 43mm but wears more like 40mm. The bezel is made from rubber moulded Vulcamix and had billight capsule lume at 12'o clock.
The watch is water resistant to 300 meters. Strap is a comfortable rubber with double folding buckle.
If I had one minor gripe, it is that it lacks AR coating on both sides of the sapphire crystal. Some people prefer to not have that since it may be scratched, but in this case it would be very helpful. Feedback was provided to the brand manager and we can hope to see a variant with double AR coating.
Calibre Royal movement