I have enjoyed the discourse so far
. I am certainly leaning more towards the MUT Moon at this juncture, but I would like to see a PML in the flesh before I make any rash decisions. The way I look at it, the MUT Moon is just about the perfect watch of its type. I really cannot think of a comparator that I would prefer to it. Whereas with the PML and Lange, I guess there is a comparator, the Lange 1 Moonphase. But then, you are looking at a watch that retails for under $10,000, and another that retails for under $40,000. That is a CONSIDERABLE difference, and at the $40,000 price point, I may want to choose a Patek Perpetual Calendar. Heck, Lange may not even be around, or they may not make that model anymore. There are a lot of ifs.
Personally, I love the PML. However, I wish I could merge the last generation and the current generation together. Personally, I actually prefer the case of the previous version and the size / bezel size, whereas I prefer the dial on the newer version. I have not seen a wristshot that I found attractive of the new version. This is really the only thing that is holding be back from it. Cyclon's pictures of the PML really made it look different than I imagined, and we have similar sized wrists. In contrast, I love how GDL's looks on his.
I figured that this question would cause a discussion. They are great moonphases at a very similar price, and from two amazing brands. The JLC has a timeless quality to it though that really makes it a sensible choice. I worry a bit about its versatility, but would IMMEDIATELY purchase some brown, and maybe a navy strap.
Thanks for the words so far, everyone.