Jaw -- thanks for yet another very informative review -- as well as for the first look at the new watch.
I'll be very eager to see it in person -- so will reserve final judgement until then. I do have to say that the overall look is great -- and I'm no fan of the Compressor line, so that's saying something.
The only bad news -- how the heck do you read the thing? Jamming the Geo function in seems (in my opinion only) too much -- reminds me of the worst features of the UN GMT +/- (I liked the original Ludwig a lot better) and of the PP World Time (too fiddly, non-intuitive, virtually indecipherable to me).
As a (very proud) owner of an early Geographique, as well as a Duo, I've often bragged that JLC are the masters of making "difficult" things (like a two time zone watch with locations or running two sets of hands in opposite directions) both simple to operate and very intuitive to read. I'm fearing the opposite in this instance -- any dial feature whose function is unclear to me (and there are at least a couple in the photo) doesn't encourage me.
But, again, maybe I'll fall in love when I see it, and have a number of occasions to bore my wife and friends with long discourses on the multiple features of the watch!
Perhaps a more classical version without the GMT hub-bub?
One (loyalist's) first impressions, only.