I wanted it in steel for sure, rather than Bronze. But I've been waiting for such a long time for MB to come out with this new caliber that I don't think I can wait another year for that possibility. This watch is meant to be in RG, and they even had the sample in RG, but Bronze was chosen instead. That's why the initial documents showed the price at a much higher range than this one. Like you, I feel Bronze is overdone. But since I have never own a watch in this metal before, I thought why not try.