The Watch Appreciation Thread - Page 2401
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That Lange tourbillon!!
@appoooh, sorry for calling you Moo, mix up: to be honest, I am drawn to the original for that reason - the extra interest of the blued hands really makes it special to me. But that said, this is supposed to be the essence of Bauhaus design, so the more minimalist look is perfectly appropriate. Also, those polished hands will really pick up the colours around them - as in your pic.
I was curious on the size because I'm seriously thinking about getting the Orion one of these days. The price is really attractive, and my only question was 35mm or 38mm. I have a vintage 35mm Omega (see pic to the left!) that I wear most days as my dress watch, and it's fine, but I'd definitely go up a mm or two rather than down. So I am interested to see how the 35mm Orion wears in the real world with those long lugs. Any chance of some more pics? And how big is your wrist? The 38mm would sound like the perfect size to me, but if the 35mm wears a little bigger, I think the dial is better proportioned to the movement (placement of the subdial).
Edited by mimo - Today at 5:07 am
I have the rose (well I bought it for my wife, but I wear it quite often anyway) , and it's my favorite dial of the Orions, but the Weiss is right up there with the black dial as well. I'm not really a fan of the blued hands version. I'm also a big fan of the grey dial but, unfortunately, I don't care for the 38mm version; and the 35mm wears plenty big enough for that style of piece IMO.
It will be interesting to see if Rolex comes out with a Black/Red SS GMT sometime soon. The GMT started using cerachrom inserts in 2005 and it took until 2013 to release a bicolor version though Rolex has mentioned it was tough getting the split right. The Sub has multiple bezels in SS but it is the more desirable Rolex so it may make sense to have that.
Seems like Rolex would update other watches first before the GMT though. Just makes sense from a business standpoint.