Thanks. I don't know the official colour name, but it's a dark brown. I saw some lighter ones at Leffot & Alden (whisky or cognac I guess) and while they looked spectacular on their own, I've found that I don't get a lot of wear out of lighter coloured straps - obviously YMMV. Congrats on your new mk XV and please post pics when you've put it on the shell strap.
That's the burgundy shell, right? This is a pretty basic dark brown...
Originally Posted by apropos
Sorry bhall41 for getting the colour wrong. To make up - here is another NOS. You can still see the specks of black stuff from the packing foam that disintegrated around it over the years.
I owned the speedbird, and I did not like it. First of all, my dial was slightly defective (enough that you could see it with the naked eye) and Eddie promised to send me a replacement dial. He never did. Also, the C3 did not look good against the black. Mine also came unregulated, and ran about a minute fast a day.
Finally after 10 months of waiting I received word from Dornbluth that my 99.1 was completed. Any suggestions on strap color? Below is the watch face and the strap options. I have also posted more detailed pictures of the insides of the watch underneath the spoiler tags. I am leaning towards the middle strap or the second in from the left.