Perhaps everyone says this after a price increase, but I do not think that I would pay $5750 for an Exp. II. Bought mine from an AD last Sept. for $4300 and still felt reservations. Also, the snap down flap on the wrist catch reminds me of a beer can pull. It seems a bit whimpy.
As for other brands, I am surprised that you all do not talk more about IWC.