hi James! Great post and picture.....
My main issue with Hublot is that they make limited editions for nearly everything and everyone on earth; seems they have way too many models out there and I'm tired of seeing them all. The ones I have handled in the Hublot boutique in Las Vegas were impressively made, though I didn't buy anything that day. Your sapphire case version is simply incredible, it's no surprise that you get so many people wanting to see and touch it. Very impressive engineering on that one.
I would be happy if you could share this revolutionary strap attachment system and how that works, I always enjoy seeing new designs. Enjoy this piece, and I agree with you; the chronograph is there to be used and you'll eventually have to have it serviced anyway, so you may as well use it until then!