I'm not the biggest fan of the RD designs in general, but I hear as a manufacturer they are very highly regarded. I've never tried on any, but would definitely welcome the opportunity to strap one on at some point.
I agree some watches just wear completely differently. I think things like color, height, bezel diameter and shape can all create a larger/smaller perception (if that makes any sense..)
I have to say I love that PO. Titanium goodness, and that blue ceramic is just as you said, SPECIAL. A little expensive yes, but it's an incredible watch. Looks great on you too.
Yeah, I'm hoping His Royal Highness might deign to comment on RD as a maker. I can't say I fell in love with anything in the dealer, although I did like the second one once I was wearing it.
That silky titanium and near-edible blueness on the PO..yes indeed.
Yeah, looking again at the pics, the RD Excalibur's lugs are pretty prominent, whereas the larger PO seems to have shorter lugs in a softer shape. Definitely defines the feel a lot.
Mimo: thanks for sharing the pictures! I echo Frills' sentiment in re the shoes!
I think that the RD Excalibur is a cool looking watch! I feel like everyone should have a "let your hair down" sort of watch, and I think this would fit the bill nicely. I have been told my watches a bit old fogeyish, so I guess it makes sense to get a watch that is a bit more fun. I really like the silver one especially.
Hehe...Crockett & Jones Grasmere..nothing extraordinary but I like the scotchgrain texture, and they feel bullet proof and comfortable for travelling. Weird I was wearing those in the airport PO pic; I was just talking about them yesterday in another thread.
I definitely agree about having something "fun" or unusual, or just very casual. But I have to say for the money ($15k rrp, $11k easily enough), I'm not sure it delivers for me. Then again, some nerdy knowledge from Dino on how fabulous the movement is could change how I look at it - it certainly looks special with the micro rotor and whatnot. But right now I'm thinking that would buy a selection of recreational watches that I would enjoy - that phat PO for boats and beaches, and a basic Panerai for bikes and football, for example? Then again, it's not exactly a sports watch anyway; more a statement dress watch. Hard to place it, but then I guess that's what makes it individual.
Thanks a lot; green is on the conservative side, but one of my favourites - Mazarin from "meschaussettesrouges.com"