After having a bad service experience with AP, I decided to try another brand. After seeing pictures of the GP Laureato skeleton in steel, I became very interested because its very striking in pictures. However, I was hesitant because of the close AP and Nautilus styling. Still, after reading all the reviews left by satisfied owners, I decided to pull the trigger. I was surprised by the slender proportions, which I really like a lot. Looking at this watch from every angle, and after checking out the loom in the dark, I have to say that with this Laureato, GP nailed it! Also, holding it side to side with an AP, makes it very apparent that the bezels are quite different. The GP isn't raised as high (height), its a lot more thin, its slightly domed, and the circular plate underneath the bezel creates a very cool affect as it plays with the shapes, polishing, and lighting. When you turn the watch at an angle, it looks as if the straight edges of the octagonal bezel arch in (pretty wild and cool how it creates this optical illusion. Anyway, this is its own beast! I've owned a lot of APs, Hublots, Rolexes, and I live in Miami so my buddies have everything and I see everything. Hands down, this is the hottest thing I've seen in a long time. If you're thinking about pulling the trigger on this, you better get it now before this thing becomes an icon, because that's what's about to happen!