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All the top leather suppliers will have non-coated, non-stamped, full-aniline options. That is the sort of leather that will naturally patina and scratch. However, each design by each manufacturer may be limited to specific leather options, despite what the manufacturer's leather supplier has available. That's why it's odd to pick the leather first. The design stipulates the leather--not the other way around.Anyway, the vast majority of Poltrona Frau leather will be...
Not sure I understand the emphasis on perceived leather quality in comparing these chairs. Actual quality will be high and comparable in all cases, whereas design and aesthetics are quite different.
More lounge chairs. They don't comply with anyone's particular requests/requirements, but they'd be on my shortlist if I were looking. Dimore Studio Poltrona De La Espada Blanche Bergere (Luca Nichetto) Muller Van Severen Solo Seat Granito PP Mobler PP19 "Papa Bear" Chair (Hans Wegner) Fritz Hansen Ro (Jaime Hayon)
BassamFellows quality is excellent. Prices are high but appropriate. They are indeed a newer designer/maker, with a focus on wood. American. Mid-century influenced but sleeker and more pared-back.Their Tractor stool has become quite ubiquitous, but is very beautiful:The daybed is gorgeous.I would have gotten one for myself but went for a Flag Halyard chair instead.The FK-6720 and PK31 are totally different animals--and nobody inflates prices like Fritz Hansen. They want...
Here are some alternatives: BassamFellows CB-50 Fabricius & Kastholm FK-6720 &tradition Cloud One-Seater Knoll Florence Knoll Lounge Chair
^^^ Big fan of Laurent Ferrier. The challenge with a lot of the independents is that their eccentricity and taste (or lack thereof?) can get out of hand. Ferrier and Journe are my two favorites because they manage to be unique but remain elegant and tasteful. Don't want my watch to try so hard to grab attention. But then, I prefer my Pateks serious and plain .
Funny--I feel just the opposite. I think the border around the date helps balance it against the baton markers for the hours. Also, if you are going to have a date, why blend it in? Might as well highlight it as a feature. Also the date font on the 3998 is a little odd for a watch design based on Bauhaus principles. Think the plainer, more matter-of-fact font on the 5296 makes more sense in that context.However, bigger issue with the 3998 is the case shape. It is neither...
That Hublot would have been a truly odd bedfellow for your SubC.
I like dressier watches to be in the 35-38mm range. To me, 40mm and up is pure sport watch territory. Hell, the Submariner is 40mm. Your "dress" watch shouldn't be as big as a Submariner.
That's partially why I think the 5296 is the basic Calatrava to get in the current line-up. At 38mm, the size is in the sweet spot for a dress watch. Movement fits the case nicely as well. Design-wise, it is a near dead-ringer for the iconic ref. 570, which is only different in that it is 36mm ("oversized" for its time), manual wind, and doesn't have a date. Central seconds were the default on the 570 and as common on vintage Calatrava models as sub-seconds.
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