Hi NoFrills, Thank you for your compliment about the article! Cool that you read it.
Navy blue would certainly match this Reverso very well and better than this dull black croc.
I have on order, from Jean Rousseau in Paris, a very dark green calf strap.
When it is ready I will post another picture here.
Dark green would also be lovely IMHO. Please do post a picture once you receive it!
Totally agree with No Frills, never a bother when prompting a Royal Oak discussion.
As someone who was persuaded by our venerable Dino to go the 15202 route even when I had a 15400 in hand, I would maybe suggest considering the 15202, which I just received late last week and absolutely love. The 15202 is so iconic and I found it more wearable (and versatile for dress and casual) for me than the 15400 - even though I am 6'4, I have small wrists and found the 15400 a little big for me. I also prefer the petite tapisserie of the 15202 to the mini tapisserie of the 15400 although both have their charms.
However, if you considered the 15202 and prefer the 15400, which I can understand, then I would suggest going with the 15400. My collection philosophy for what it is worth is to hone in on the iconic pieces from respective brands - I am never going to have a large collection of watches and want to own pieces with histories that speak to me. As such, there are other chronographs that appeal to me more than AP's Royal Oak Chrono, like a Daytona or VC Overseas Chrono (which I know some don't like, but I really love), which I hope one day to own. I wouldn't want to overload on chronos in an edited collection and so would want to go with a more simple royal oak time only model that fits AP's history and occupies a unique space in my collection. I hope that makes sense - obviously everyone's watch collecting philosophy is different, but I wanted to offer my two cents.
You should definitely get what speaks to you and both watches are really lovely -- good luck and keep us posted.
Totally appreciate these points, thanks for sharing CHRK33.