On a related note, I really like the JLC ultra thin duo but can't get past the numeral at 12. Oddly enough, it looks like the stainless version has sticks at 12 which I think is more balanced. I wonder what goes into the decisions on how much homogeny is desired across metals.
I hadn't noticed that before you mentioned it but you're right - the SS version has baton/stick markers all round the dial, including at the 12 o'clock position, whereas the gold version has the numeral 12 in that position only, with batons for the other positions.
I definitely prefer the uniformity of the SS version or, as in Keith's non-Duotime version, the gold case with the positions marked entirely in numerals.