I loved the Navitimer 38mm date but it was a bit too small for my wrist. I have also found the 43mm and 46mm traditional chrono versions a bit big, especially the 46mm, and a bit pricey.
Now the new 41mm has come out I thought it was perfect for me and went into a boutique to have a look.
When I went in I thought I wanted the blue, but on trying them all on I really love the black 41mm automatic, especially with the gold pips it looks terrific, and the beaded bezel is really gorgeous. The white one is also nice but I think the black contrast wins out.
I originally wanted a black leather strap, but the bracelet is quite special. I suppose I could get both.
I made the mistake of trying on the chronograph. It’s really beautiful. Funnily I like the white dial best on the chrono. Firstly it has the lovely gold pips, but also with the added complication of the chronograph, the white space is also easier to see, allows it to breath and looks more vintage and jewellery like. I also really liked the blue, which I think is more businesslike.
The beaded bezel of the automatic is slightly more special then the slatted one of the chrono, but they are both very nice.
If I had the money I would definitely buy all three (auto in black and chrono in white and blue) but unfortunately I can’t :(
On the basis I can only get one, what do you folk think is the best combination of colour and auto/chrono for:
1. Long term enjoyment & everyday wear
2. Resale (really not a biggee but just curious on thoughts)
4. Talking point (again, not a biggee, but interested in thoughts)
5. Subtlety (opposite of 4)
Also for that that have, would love to see photos