It is a bigger watch than the Bleu, and it looks it;

Jul 03, 2019,13:53 PM
 

especially when they are next to each other. Part of this is an optical illusion-the RG is brighter than the Tantalum, and although the dial is black your eyes will be drawn to the rather large white hour/minute dial within a dial. These two elements combine to "enlarge" the watch. And it is a mm or so thicker than the Bleu. But it is by no means a big watch. Nor is it heavy. It fits any shirt you wear. And it looks good no matter what your dress is. Or pants.
There is also an incredible coolness factor-this is perhaps the only time-only watch you can play with. If you hold the watch to your ear you can hear two distinct ticking patterns. Both the one-second remontoir and the sweep seconds are audible so you hear a TICK tick tick tick TICK tick tick tick...
Additionally, when the watch has been left unwound for about 50 hours or so the remontoir hand starts to stutter and jump; and the dead seconds hand on the movement side becomes a sweep seconds hand. AND, it still keeps an incredibly accurate rate. Once you wind the crown beyond the red indicator (bringing the power reserve beyond 20-25 hours) the remontoir reverts to its normal beat, and the dead second hand does as well. Very cool.

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Again I was goofing around...

 
 By: DruidPadj : July 3rd, 2019-13:19
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I’m so happy for you, Mike

 
 By: ChristianDK : July 3rd, 2019-13:26
how does it compare in terms of thickness and heft? I have to go down this road at some stage.

I completely agree Christian ...

 
 By: Cpt Scarlet : July 3rd, 2019-13:29
One for the collection 👍

It is a bigger watch than the Bleu, and it looks it;

 
 By: DruidPadj : July 3rd, 2019-13:53
especially when they are next to each other. Part of this is an optical illusion-the RG is brighter than the Tantalum, and although the dial is black your eyes will be drawn to the rather large white hour/minute dial within a dial. These two elements comb... 

thank you for your thoughts, Mike :-)

 
 By: ChristianDK : July 6th, 2019-14:13
I was lucky to play with it for a few hours and it felt slightly larger than my CS, I was wearing that day. However, as you say - not a problem at all. Size is becoming more and more important for a watch to stay in my watchbox. This one is clearly within... 

I can't do that for more than a few seconds.

 
 By: DruidPadj : July 7th, 2019-05:33
If I don't stop quickly I start to count the amount of pulses it takes to complete one revolution (10), and then I feel the need to confirm that it continues to take 10 pulses. Time goes by and I start to stutter and drool. I can't stop counting. A day ca... 

LOL :-) :-) [nt]

 
 By: ChristianDK : July 7th, 2019-06:19

Very cool! [nt]

 
 By: yacomino : July 3rd, 2019-13:54

Glad you like it! [nt]

 
 By: DruidPadj : July 3rd, 2019-16:05

Awesome mini shot series Mike.

 
 By: emcquillan : July 3rd, 2019-20:56
I can see you’re in love with your Optimum. It’s on my radar, but I have to be patient. Best,

Thanks, Edward.

 
 By: DruidPadj : July 4th, 2019-05:47
I have to say I’m kinda pleased with the Optimum.😏

Like the portal photos.

 
 By: John-E-Mac : July 3rd, 2019-21:52
Keep sharing your creative eye candy! Thanks, John.

Thank you, John.

 
 By: DruidPadj : July 4th, 2019-05:49
I guess I can keep this up.😜

great Mike...you're on a clear path to ''nirvana'' ;-)

 
 By: maverickmahesh : July 4th, 2019-00:44
you should make a 'trio' pic of your FPJs...i'm smitten by the pics. Best, mahesh.,