I'm with Danny on the Orange and white!
Last edited by TripleCalendar; October 27th, 2015 at 17:36.
Black MOP looks amazing. I'm really looking forward to the final product and to have a watch maker so closely attuned to its clients is astounding.
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I'm late to this party, so forgive my unsolicited (unwelcome?) thoughts below.
* Offset crown sets apart from crowd, beautiful "wave" of case around it, great line
* Excellent choice for vertical brushing on side, again unique
* Polished chamfer to define edge is glorious
* Radial brushing on face is always visually interesting (see caveat below), great contrast against sides
* Flow of case profile, sharply curving lugs
* Smoothly curved slope of inner bezel (rehaut?), very elegant
* Great depth to applied markers (see caveat below)
* Domed crystal that sits proud of bezel
* Distinctive bezel insert/typeface, circular brushing on bezel (on marked bezels)
* Very nicely executed signed crown
* Robust looking bracelet, extension clasp (see caveat below)
* Elegance of offset crown, sweeping guard, chamfer, inner bezel let down by overly chunky hands. Not a fan of the originals. But these shown on the MoP render are beautiful.
* As above, but with original markers - blessedly unique but overly heavy. These batons pictures on the MoP are just what the doctor ordered.
* Circular date window cool, but I have grown to dislike offset position; better served at 6:00 or not at all (too many date windows). If would like to see the date removed entirely, or given an option.
* Not a fan of the "blank" bezel insert.
* HEV is cool. I really like them, I like the way the valves look, I like how this one looks, I like the story and conversation starter behind them... But I also recognize they are an utter waste of time. Pro sat divers, the only divers who would benefit, will not be buying this watch. Don't know what the incremental build cost is on an HEV but IMO that is better applied elsewhere or transferred back to purchase price.
* I love the radial brush of the case face, but not how it's interrupted by the bracelet link. It is too abrupt going from an angled curve into a vertical wall. Could that be broken up by polishing the outer edges of the endlinks?
* The bracelet looks rugged as hell, but too busy for me. Lots of small links, and each with a small Allen screw is too much. And all those screws bring it dangerously close to Diesel or Nixon territory (purely subjective opinion).
* With the above bracelet considerations in mind if there is only going to be this style would it be possible to sell instead with a fitted rubber strap? Choose one or the other (or both). The lugs are long, they slope down sharply, and I expect that a conventional strap will sit too low and leave lots of case exposed. Interested to see opinions on bracelet here but I wouldn't want to pay for it knowing it's off and in the box. And the only way to get a properly fitted rubber strap is custom from manufacturer. Can you render that out for kicks?
On the topic of dial colors I really like the MoP but the white had my eye as well. I'd love to see a "marine" motif with white dial, baton markers and handset like the MoP above, and a blue bezel insert (with markers). And one step further with blue rubber or synthetic integrated strap.
And one final comment on movement... I applaud your consideration of the ETA 2892. The Miyota 9015 is great, but ubiquitous. I have too many 9015-equipped watches as it is and am struggling to avoid adding further. This would be a great way to distinguish the brand. And with a displayback at least some measure of brand engraving on the rotor.
The case is the standout here and immediately caught my attention. Don't know the degree to which other elements are customizable or still in flux. It's most certainly an interesting piece.
Please no C3 lume in such a watch. This "ugly green stuff" - nearly no dial deserves it.
It may look perfect in some watches with an historic background like the Blancpain or the Squale but often in new designed watches it doesn't really fit in my eyes.
Look at some of the new Breitlings - nice looking dials with ugly green filled markers. For me BGW9 is the color to be - white during the day - blue at night.
The more renderings Clemens makes, the more problems i have...but i am actually down to 3-4 versions i like more than the rest
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