I echo your thoughts Cyclon in regards to the Senator Automatic. I know it is kind of silly, but I just don't know if I would turn to GO for a 'standard' 3-hand watch. The Senator Automatic is gorgeous, don't get me wrong, but if I was to go for GO I would probably get the PML, or something from the Sixties or Seventies collection. The Senator Automatic definitely still has that GO DNA that Cyclon was speaking of, which I do like.
And Apropos, in regards to moonphases similar to the JLC MUT Moon, have you considered the BP Villeret Moonphase? And Cyclon, I think Apropos may have meant bigger as in relation to the size of the watch itself, i.e. comprising a greater %age of it. My interpretation could be wrong, of course. I feel like with the BP the moonphase is really the focal point, which I like.
One of my favorites in the price range.
And in regards to LUC Chopard... My god they have some beautiful watches. I have never really been fond of Chopard or skeletonized watches, but the one I saw yesterday... *swoon.*
i honestly dislike the new villeret with the bigger roman numerals. they are a good deal tho on the second hand market. i think one can even spring for a vintage 34mm perpetual in yellow gold for just a little more on a new ss moonphase..