Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by gdl203, May 20, 2007.
I'm going to aspire to own this someday..
Thanks for the kind reminder
Beautiful! Excellent choice, please post a mini review. I would love to own some of these FC's with in-house complications. Wear it in many-a-timezone in excellent health.
I agree! I prefer the RDM over the MUT RDM. The latter seems a bit schizophrenic aesthetically. But the MUT case is just gorgeous. It really is a thing of beauty.
And I love that GO. I just think I prefer the Lange 1 Moonphase .
Oh guys, it's really calling out to me...
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That watch is super nice.
Oh BTW Dino944 the salesman had not heard of the one for one deal. Neither had the boutique manager. I smacked them across their agog faces with my chamois gloves and bid them good day sirs! The gall!
The managing director will be hearing from me soon regarding his poorly trained front line staff.
I would love you to go for it. This thread needs more Breguet!
Beautiful! Pics like this make me miss my Master Control!
Love it! Beautiful three hander! Forgot to give this a shout out earlier.
I don't think anyone gives you more watch for your money than the Germans, and this applies at any price level, from Stowa to Lange.
SO - here is a mini-review, a little premature, but:
It's got a fairly thick case, which I thought would be an issue, but it really sits well on the wrist thanks to a good amount of bevel on the case back.
It's quite easy to read - despite the (I feel) subtlety of the 24 hour and Cities wheels.
In a matter of pure inconvenience for me personally, the date wheel hides some important cities (I have a team in Hong Kong, but it is sitting nicely at 13:00 when Chicago is at the top. I actually love the way the date wheel cantilevers over the cities wheel in general through.
My biggest gripe is the lack of DST lines. I just don't understand why those little red line-dot symbols on countries that observe DST are not standard on a cities wheel. I would just set myself on NY instead of Chicago now, but then I still don't know what the observance is for other countries, so I am just subtracting an hour in my head for Asia right now. It's better than nothing, but it does make a strong case for the 2 time zone watch over the true world-time.
marble - that GO is delightful, and yes, they do really well with asymmetry, agreed 100%.
I really like Breguet's use of enamel, and the combination with the blue arabic numerals is beautiful. When I had this strapped on, though, I found the orientation of the moon display to be a bit odd, I would have preferred it off-center and angled. As well, that must be one of the longest PR hands I've seen... looks like another minute hand!
My favorite enamelled Breguet is the 5410 with recessed and offset seconds dial, which gives added depth. I only wish it were available as a manual wind with display back...
Oh... you mean this one?
I'll have to mull over getting the 5140 another Breguet to keep it company for a bit yet. Personal rule - I never give in to temptation until I've thought about it for at least 6 months - e.g. I thought about Rouge for almost a full year before pulling the trigger. Has saved me from many a purchase that would have been sold sooner or later.
Thank goodness I'm not a teenage girl, would have a left a trial of frustrated high school guys in my wake.
My Breitling Superocean.
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