The 5402 looks so much better, its not even funny. This quest for a few extra mm on case sizes is killing watches. It's absolutely nuts to me, especially given the prices of these pieces. Overly heavy bezel, date window too close to the center, and outsized markers. 5402 much more tasteful.
I'm genuinely curious about how the dials are made. I saw a few claims on tz similar to yours, that there's an etch and the artists fill that in with ink, but the evidence seems thin. It seems to be based on SJX photos which, to my eye, don't clearly show etches in the dial. I think its actually rea