Brought this in from another thread;-
Bahnstormer_vRS wrote: gaf1958 wrote:
New strap for me too - a new deployant strap for my chocolate Speedy.
You know? There's something beguiling about a dark brown dial. Don't understand why they are not more popular.
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. . . that leads me into my current nocturnal thinking, and daytime too, of a Hanhart Primus Pilot with brown dial
which I saw in the metal at Page & Cooper on Wednesday.
Actual dial colour is a shade darker than this photo but the brilliant, for me at any rate, factor is that the Brown dialled Primus Pilot has case sides, top and articulated lugs with a brushed finish; whereas on Hanhart's website they appear polished (which I'm not too keen on).
The other Primus Pilots have got polished cases that don't really look right to me on an Aviator, which ought to be brushed or blasted.
My alternate thought for a Primus Pilot though is the Desert Sand version, with blasted case.
Page & Cooper didn't have one of these to look at and the Desert Sand version is, reportedly, their best seller.
Looking at the Hanhart answered several of the questions I had, but Jonathan then showed me the new Damasko DK14-MB with in-house silicon bearing low friction movement, which never needs lubricating.
In a word; stunning!
The feel and quality were fantastic. I was also able to do the scratch test with a screw on a demo Damasko case to demonstrate its hardness and resistance to marking. No matter which way I scratched the case, it would not mark. Most impressive.
Finally, we discussed elements of the new Fortis range/s, due to be released at BaselWorld in less than two weeks time, which has given me more food for thought.
Overall, a great visit but it posed more questions than it answered.