No disagreement from me.
Now, another subject if I may: those of elephantine memory might recall my initial mockery of the Cartier Tank Solo XL, before later deciding that it is lovely. And it is. I think I have some more humble pie coming, on the perhaps more divisive matter of what I would call "luxury dive watches". Royal Oaks and Nautiluses (Nautili?) aside for a moment, I refer to the kind that have dive-y bezels and luminous markers, and even a proud dive-y history and a practical woven strap. They really have all the elements of a "proper" dive watch, except they're expensive and you'd cry if you scratched one. I know they make no sense. I have sneered at them. But they are somehow getting to me. I give you:
The JLC Deep Sea Chronograph Cermet
the Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe
The Bathyscaphe has a much more rugged and utilitarian look about it, but it is nevertheless in Daytona price range with sub-Sub capability. It's definitely for posing not diving. And as for the Deep Sea (and yes, it's the smooth lounge lizard Ti-ceramic one that tickles my fancy), it's even more money and as lickable as a matte black Lamborghini. And equally suited for rough terrain.
The Blancpain in particular has proud history behind it, but at the end of the day, they're both pretentious desk-diving indulgences, aren't they? So is it OK to love them? Well, I think I might love them. Both of them. So there. Cast away.