Black Bay 36 Blue
I just picked this yesterday for my wife's upcoming birthday, and thought it would be nice to share a picture and my first impressions here.
This is meant to be a beater for her, that she can take swimming and sailing without worrying too much. Something for all the activities where her 16013 is too dressy and not suited for.
I am extremely impressed by the general quality of this timepiece, its heft, solidity and legibility in such a restrained package. I love the beveled lugs and overall execution. The lume is like the one on the Pelagos I used to own, and lights up like a Christmas tree in the dark. The blue of the dial is wonderful and changes completely depending on the light conditions.
36mm is generally a bit small on my wrist, e.g. 14270 or 1601, but the BB36 wears larger, like a 37-38mm watch. Probably because the bracelet width is 19mm rather than 20mm, and the watch lugs are a bit beefier as a consequence, creating the impression that the watch is bigger than it actually is. I'd have no problem wearing this on a daily basis.
Hopefully, she'll like it as much as I do.