Aquitaine color suggestion

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Aquitaine color suggestion

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I just wondered if people thought there might be mileage in another color combo for the Aquitaine (Aquitaine COSC ideally :)

I was thinking a bronze and green combo, similar to the Rado Captain Cook. I think that would look amazing on the Aquitaine. They’ve got the bronze and blue version, so it’s not a wild jump to bronze and green.

I’ve made a quick mock-up of my idea. What do people think?
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Green and "gold" is lovely but the white date wheel and flags are too prominent, just as they are on the bronze/blue. A black (or better green) date and applied bronze flags would be great.
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Slightly different, but there's already a CW bronze watch in a different green, also a chronometer. It's a C60 Ombre, with a distressed dial. Maybe that's why they went for blue rather than green. I have that green watch. I get the impression green is a bit marmite compared to the blue though.

I can't seem to copy the image, but this is the link on the CW site.

https://www.christopherward.com/watches ... V0-WK.html
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JAFO wrote: Thu Nov 17, 2022 12:39 pm I can't seem to copy the image, but this is the link on the CW site.

https://www.christopherward.com/watches ... V0-WK.html
FTFY. I got it from the Archive, aka Aladdin’s Cave

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JAFO wrote: Thu Nov 17, 2022 12:39 pm Slightly different, but there’s already a CW bronze watch in a different green, also a chronometer. It’s a C60 Ombre, with a distressed dial. Maybe that’s why they went for blue rather than green. I have that green watch. I get the impression green is a bit marmite compared to the blue though.

I can’t seem to copy the image, but this is the link on the CW site.

https://www.christopherward.com/watches ... V0-WK.html
I get that, but the distressed look of that watch is a different style to the Aquitaine. I just look at the Rado Captain Cook, and I think that the design idea would work so well on the Aquitaine.
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suicidal_orange wrote: Thu Nov 17, 2022 11:41 am Green and “gold” is lovely but the white date wheel and flags are too prominent, just as they are on the bronze/blue. A black (or better green) date and applied bronze flags would be great.
Really? I think they look really clean on both and match with the white lumed area of the hands well.

This is what it would look like with the black date and bronze flags. It looks good. I suppose it depends what you’re going for:
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I tried a green date window. It didn’t look nice :-&
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Amor Vincit Omnia wrote: Thu Nov 17, 2022 12:25 pm You should apply for a job on the CW design team.

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Thank you for the kind welcome and for directing me to that section. I will head there ASAP.
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I really like that green bronze Aquitaine. I dislike distressed dials so the sealander doesn’t do it for me
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I think that you got it right with your first effort using the white indices, flags & date window. In theory using matching colors like bronze & green may sound good but I don’t think provides a uniform contrast. Your mock up is a sharp looking Aquitaine & quite different than a bronze & green distressed dial. Good work!

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WileyECoyote wrote: Thu Nov 17, 2022 3:31 pm I think that you got it right with your first effort using the white indices, flags & date window. In theory using matching colors like bronze & green may sound good but I don’t think provides a uniform contrast. Your mock up is a sharp looking Aquitaine & quite different than a bronze & green distressed dial. Good work!

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suicidal_orange wrote: Thu Nov 17, 2022 11:41 am Green and "gold" is lovely but the white date wheel and flags are too prominent, just as they are on the bronze/blue. A black (or better green) date and applied bronze flags would be great.


My 55 year old eyes really appreciate the white date wheel on my bronze aquitaine, it makes the date very legible.

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The new Tridents have color-matched date wheels that I really like.