I agree it would be much cleaner without the Chrono. I like using the subdial for the GMT but the biggest deterrent to this watch has to be the 9k price tag (did I read that right?). I think the PO GMT is still nicer.
To the previous comparison with the white dial Explorer, I see them as pretty close. The PO however is quite thick and I found the Explorer looked better in person. Looks a bit cartoony in pics. Still leaning towards the older Explorer II though.