Originally Posted by gdl203
I am a huge fan of Lange but I have a special love for the ones with incredibly intricate movement structure and decoration (i.e. not the automatic ones), especially the Datograph and Double-Split Chrono. For anyone who has not done this, please stop by your Lange watch dealer and look through the caseback of a double-split Lange - it is the most mesmerizing thing - it feels like you're looking through 10 inches deep of slices and plates.... Spectacular sight
The Datograph is my never-expect-it-to-happen grail.
I like the Meistersinger. Last year, I came really close to pulling the trigger on the version with the silver dial and blued indices.
Originally Posted by zjpj83
To offer a dissenting opinion, I absolutely love Breguet. I go to the boutique often to drool. The one thing that I don't like about their design is that many (most?) of their models do not have seconds hands. Generally speaking I won't buy a watch with seconds, and that's a real shame, because the Breguets are beautiful.
I also like the classic Breguet models. They're a little too antique-looking (the coined edge in particular) to be in my immediate future but they're definitely oogle-worthy.
There is something nice about watching a second hand smoothly flowing around the dial.