Indeed the dial is spectacular. No imperfections visible on the enamel, which is not what I can say about most contemporary watches, even at the top of the price spectrum. I was told that the base was nos discovered at the Minerva factory after it was acquired by Montblanc.
I think it is a be nice tribute to the Odysseus. And highlights it's biggest weakness - the bracelet. Mr Schmid did say in an interview that he doesn't like watches on bracelet. But when you are entering the category of Royal Oak and Nautilus, the bracelet is as important as the watch, should not ha
Back to the topic, nobody can argue with the commercial success Francois has brought to AP. By looking into the future and ignoring the past, not without a cost. The fact that one has a choice to not own AP is not a defence of everything that they do. Also cool details do not make a watch, it is abo
Have to adjust for expectations I guess The main issue, and to be very clear a subjective one, is the flatness of the dial. It is too plain and makes the whole watch somewhat underwhelming. My choice is the Walter Lange homage jumping seconds one. Not a regulator, no remontoir. But has central jumpi
1990s and 2000s Breguet, VC, JLC, non royal oak AP, early Roger Dubuis etc etc And I love the Montblanc Villeret. Because they didn't have the history and the brand, so Jerome Lambert had to sell based on the quality of the pieces.