Nice bracelet; more like the previous model, and with more than a hint of Nautilus about it. The 1630 date is a bit too reminiscent of Longines and a dozen other 7750-ish chronos, and nothing else about it is really exciting me. That fancy movement and its shiny rotor on display is something, but with the expected list price, there are a lot of other shiny things out there.
However, as someone who likes the current edition, I can only be delighted by your faultless observation that this should mean some good deals on the "old" model: mint used ones are in the $12-13k range I think, for a blue dialed chrono. Take, what, 20% off that in the next year? I might be able to risk all kinds of relationship breakdowns to get there.