A typical Lépine pocket watch has the crown at 12 00 and the subdial seconds at 6 00. This is in contrast to a Savonnette or hunter style which has the crown at 3 00 and the subdial seconds at 6 00. Lépine pocket watches usually have no cover over the dial, unlike hunter watches. Therefore, this term is sometimes also used as a term for the open pocket watch type as opposed to the closed.
The Lépine movement is named after the French watchmaker Jean-Antoine Lépine.