Originally Posted by Newcomer
Thanks Dino! My cornerstone is actually as follows:
The Speedy Pro :: Master Control combo I have found can take me just about anywhere. I honestly don't really have any watch needs for the foreseeable future. I am going to wait a while, and save up for a GO PML after a few more years.
Thanks! Also, FWIW, there are some great deals to be had on new Speedy Pros--I bought mine almost 30% off MSRP. Not to say that that makes too much of a difference, but it certainly made the purchase easier!
As an aside, I really wish I had my camera
Ah...I forgot you have a JLC Master Control. Definitely a fantastic watch. I agree with the combo of a Speedy Pro and a Master Control you have a watch that would be appropriate for any event. One of my best friends has a Speedy Pro. He bought one in the mid 90s and then traded it for another watch. Years later he really missed having one, so he bought another one about 7 or 8 years ago. I don't think he will make the mistake of letting that one go.
Originally Posted by academe
Thanks! How is your Jumbo?
I am saving my pennies for this one next:Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Jules Audemars Extra Thin, with the legendary ultra thin calibre 2120 (wrist shot from Hodinkee). Likely to go for the rose gold; I think it will pair well with tweed, brown brogues and flannels. Will be a little while yet I think...
The Jumbo is fantastic! I love that watch...and of course its powered by the same caliber 2120, which is used in the Jules Audemars Extra Thin, which you are considering. The wormanship on the case is flawless and the movement is stunning to see through the display back. I have to try to remember to take a pic of the movement one of these days. Although, I like the wrist shot you attached with the white gold Jules Audemars, I'd probably go for the rose gold also. I only have 3 dress watches, but each one is in rose gold. I find it a nice change from white metals, as all of my sports watches/daily wearers are white metals. I've only ever purchased one watch in white gold and I decided that was a mistake. Rose gold watches with silver dials look great with anything, browns, blues, blacks, grays. I'm not sure what I would want for a next watch. I don't know if I'd look for something sporty or dress watch. I recently tried on the Piaget Altiplano 40mm round watch with subdial for small seconds at 10 o'clock and I really liked it a lot. Very elegant and understated but the subdial at 10 is a bit whimsical and unexpected. If I did that it would also be my first round dress watch (currently I have 1 thats rectangular, 1 thats square, and 1 thats asymetric). Oh well, I guess I will see what is released this year at SIHH and Basel before I start seriously considering my next watch.
Here is my Cartier Tank XL from the Privee Collection, which has a wonderful and unusual movement as its rectangular and not round. Most square or rectangular watches use a round movement as most companies have dozens of them that are used in their other watch cases. This movement was developed by Piaget and assembled and finished by Cartier. But mostly I posted this so you can see how nicely rose gold also works with dark grays or black.