Thanks, tifosi. Nice pic.
So thoughtful of you.
Smashing watch! I also like the German companies Muhle Glashutte and Archimede. Styling, affordable and not as insanely pricey as their Swiss counterparts.
What's the budget? I don't know about either of those two, but a quick search yielded quite the price range there. For what I saw for the Muhle I would just go Nomos then. Timeless Luxury Nomos Orion Midnight Edition is one, Ahoi Atlantik (from a trusted German grey dealer) with a strap change is another. I think you might find an older datejust or something like that in blue as well, though don't quote me on that. Otherwise a Junghans Meister with the Sunny Blue dial.
I only handled one for a bit in person, but I never felt it looked black at all.
That Orion does look nice, though I think a 35mm option would have been nice.
The Tiefblau? If so why not just keep working towards that?