Autavia "Watches of Switzerland Anniversary" Australia Edition- CBE2115

  1. Calibre11

    Calibre11 Editor of Calibre11.com Staff Member Aug 31, 2018

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    E898940E-E5C1-49C0-9808-29CA6CC03E0D.png 4406132D-CD4C-4555-9018-9A4E6A294B45.png New LE of 150 from WoS Australia.

    Dial is nice, but why a black bezel?
     
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  2. abrod520

    abrod520 Aug 31, 2018

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    Agree, the black bezel just looks jarring next to the dial. I think a silver bezel would have been nicer, or the brown one from the UAE model
     
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  3. Calibre11

    Calibre11 Editor of Calibre11.com Staff Member Aug 31, 2018

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    Does seem like a missed opportunity- the blue and orange looks great..but aged lume doesn’t work on this dial because it takes away from the “pop” of the orange hand.

    Should have gone blue all the way- blue leather strap, blue bezel
     
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  4. absolutemustard

    absolutemustard Aug 31, 2018

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    I dig the black bezel. Gives it a nice contrast.
     
  5. Calibre11

    Calibre11 Editor of Calibre11.com Staff Member Aug 31, 2018

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  6. TonyStark

    TonyStark Aug 31, 2018

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    I like it.

    And I'm tempted.

    But am I just pining for my siffert...
     
  7. TonyStark

    TonyStark Aug 31, 2018

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    Anyone know if it's a numbered LE?
     
  8. imagwai

    imagwai Aug 31, 2018

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    To minimise the number of new parts needed? :)
     
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  9. Ara

    Ara Aug 31, 2018

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    Agreed! Blue bezel would've been sweet. Maybe they did it to be whimsical?

    "Ah screw it, the blue clashes with the black but that makes it more provocative."
     
  10. Ara

    Ara Aug 31, 2018

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    Here ya go. Was easy since I had coincidentally posted a blue bezeled version on my IG earlier this week.
     
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  11. Calibre11

    Calibre11 Editor of Calibre11.com Staff Member Aug 31, 2018

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    ;)
     
  12. Calibre11

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    Now that’s better!
     
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  13. Mr_Orange

    Mr_Orange Aug 31, 2018

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    Woah, too much blue!

    Like I said on the LEs thread, I don't mind the black bezel with such a lovely dial. Maybe a silver bezel would have been a bit better. Agree that the aged lume is a bit of a fail and takes away from the orange seconds hand.
     
  14. Gambba

    Gambba Sep 1, 2018

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    Aged lume is wrong and lost on the dial, and the bezel is far too much of a contrast for my liking.

    I think @abrod520 ’s idea on the UAE Autavia Brown bezel being used could have been quite cool and worked better.

    Still the Calibre11 Siffert is by far the best one to date and a real credit to you DC!
     
  15. Gambba

    Gambba Sep 1, 2018

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    I’d normally agree, but they already did a new bezel for the UAE edition.
     
  16. imagwai

    imagwai Sep 1, 2018

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    I dunno, maybe they had a load of black ones left in the parts bin and needed to use them? ;)
     
  17. abrod520

    abrod520 Sep 1, 2018

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    Too much. How about a version with the UAE brown bezel?
     
  18. elbeik

    elbeik Sep 1, 2018

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    Needless to worry. Soon enough the entire Pantone palette will be covered with upcoming limited edition releases.
     
  19. Jim Dollares

    Jim Dollares Sep 1, 2018

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    That is awesome :thumbsup:
     
  20. Mr_Orange

    Mr_Orange Sep 1, 2018

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    It's possible that could work, but only on the bracelet. I don't think it would go with the leather strap. In fact, the leather strap doesn't work with this model as it is, IMO.