So here we are - an early Valentine's surprise for the missus. The JLC reverso squadra lady duetto (ref 7058120), in stainless steel. Where did I get the idea for this? Why, from a few posts ago in this thread, notably from our very own In Stitches - credit should go where it's due. Thanks, man!
The "recto" side - dial is white, and has a date display and a day ("sun") and night ("stars") indicator. This is my wife's favorite/preferred side (at least, as far as she's worn it for the last eight hours):
The "verso" side - exquisite sunburst pattern highlights the black dial in the center. It's really fun to look at, and depending on your viewing angle it looks like the center is spinning around in some psychedelic way (which I guess fits in well with the pseudo-psychedelic numerals). (UPDATE: I just read on the JLC website that the black dial has a "visible oscillating rotor" - whatever that means)...
It has a very solid presence on the wrist, owing probably to its height. The technical details on the JLC website lists the height as 4.67mm, and I haven't measured it really, but check out its height compared to the Patek Nautilus 5711/1A:
I tried to take this last pic with the two watches side by side. Yeah, no wonder people say that the Nautilus sits very flat on the wrist! Check that contrast out!
Finally, and most importantly, what does the watch look like on my wife's wrist?
She loves it! Chalk one up to the SF members who helped lead me to this lovely piece!
As for me, what was I doing all day? Just monkeying around in a grey monkey suit, with a few highlights: the red tie from Stefano Ricci really pops, the olive wingtips from Corthay offer a contrast I quite like, and yeah, I think that Nautilus works just fine with a suit.
My contribution for the day and Valentine's season! Booyah!