For me, the open dial is my preference. You’re totally right that it looks like a clown face, but that playful look adds to the level of joy I get when I look at it, especially since I’ve been letting the chrono run on this one! With the foudroyante going, and the watch grinning at me, it’s pure joy
See the other post with the black dato on dark blue croc with white contrast stitching... sportier/casual look, but on easily compatible leather. Another look I’ve found works well for rose gold and that is “different” is a green croc
I love this watch! Came close a number of times to picking it up, but ultimately passed for something else, and keep regretting it each time. I suppose that means that I’ll have to get it eventually! Anyway, gorgeous watch, enjoy it!!