Red for the lady!
She refused anything red out of hand, and is now in temporary (I hope) custody of the navy Hadley Roma gator off my Longines chrono! But she agrees it's not quite right: I'm going to get her a cognac ostrich, as she is certain she wants something "nice" and not sporty. But because I always know better, I will also get her something bright and sporty as an option. You will, naturally, be the first to know!
Thank you, chaps.