Looking great gents. Good to see some fellow AP watchnuts!
What are your thoughts on the new AP releases at SIHH? I'm not convinced yet. So far I've seen the white dialed SS diver, new concept and the two-tone 15400. I've seen nothing breathtaking so far... That Lange & Sohne Zeitwerk minute repeater though, mindblowing!
Re: PAM with a suit....my "house" in this particular case has long been made of glass, and therefore I shall cast no stones.
Totally guilty of wearing divers and other sports watches ( pilots, chronographs....Explorers *cough*) to the office, like .... all. the. time.
And I do agree that a few millimeters can make a big difference, particularly with shirt cuffs, but as always it's more about the overall look, how you carry yourself, etc.
Generally speaking, I would find the Speedy more suit-appropriate than a Panny, FWIW. Neither of those are dress watches, and I'm not pretending like they are. Hell, I'm still personally in the market for a nice dress piece myself.
Most forvmites are going to know the applicable "rules", and generally abide by them in spirit, if not letter.
But let's say that a guy like frilly wants to break out one of his razor-cut custom jobs, with some bold accessories, and he decides to wear his Deep Sea? You gonna tell him no?!
The VC split seconds chrono ultra thin is fantastic. In platinum and a LE of 10, I fear it is Unobtainum for me.
The new Lange Datograph with a perp cal seems more like my style, but at around USD135,000 it's still a bit of a spend. I also feel like I've reached a point of contentment (wow!) with my two 3970s, and that I would have to think long and hard about getting another timepiece in the six figure price range if I have to let one of my beloved 3970s go. Let BOTH go? Perish the thought!
SIHH and Basel are both just fine shows to stoke desire.