It looks confused.There's still a pattern on the dial. Three smaller "planks" make up a larger "plank". It's very apparent in the Sedna Aqua Terra I posted earlier as opposed to the renders. The smaller ones are shallow grooves, the larger ones are deeper.
I think it will look excellent, personally. I can't wait to see the silver dial, blue index on bracelet, in person:
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Ok, this is closer. Like the hour markers and hands but those horizontal stripes will still take some major getting-used-to...I found this on IG:
I think this will be the new classic Aqua Terra. This and the black dial model look quite amazing, and the white dial/black index/orange second hand looks great as a sportier AT.
Edit: I should note, that's a perfectly matched date wheel, if it doesn't come across in the pic. Grey disk, blue numeral.
I think it also depends on the lighting. I personally thought the blue dial was going to be awful until I saw this shot:Ok, this is closer. Like the hour markers and hands but those horizontal stripes will still take some major getting-used-to...
It's almost like we went through this a few years ago when the second gen Aqua Terra was introduced...I'm very pleased to have my 8500MC (PCLs, no date frame), and this version makes me feel all the better about this purchase! I much prefer the date at 3, and the vertical stripes, in particular.
However, I bet we all start to get used to, and warm up to, this version, and it'll have its ardent fans who are upset that the NEXT version "ruins" the design of the watch. The white dial with dark markers and orange second hand is a beauty, and I think I actually like the more symmetrical case design.
There's also more here that's the same than its different, so I feel we may be overreacting a little, even if the changes on the whole aren't improvements.
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Indeed. The AT case height is 13mm. The case height of the JLC Master Chronograph is 12.6mm. A chrono case thinner than a three-hander!But you cant go wrong with a slimmer case. The AT always seemed so bulky to me for what it is.
Based on my experiences with JLCs, their 1000 hour testing isn't that great. Still get tons of rotor noise, their watches aren't very accurate, and their finish is a little meh until you get into the higher complications. Lots of stamped and transferred dials, brass, etc.Indeed. The AT case height is 13mm. The case height of the JLC Master Chronograph is 12.6mm. A chrono case thinner than a three-hander!
P.S.-I'm sure someone will "explain" that to me as being the difference between the 50m WR rating of the JLC and the 150m WR rating of the AT, to which I retort: "Bull hockey!" A 50m WR rating meets all of my everyday needs, including swimming and snorkeling. And I know that JLC takes their WR rating very seriously ... it is part of their vaunted "1000 hours" of testing. Plus my watchmaker confirmed that my JLC Hometime was indeed WR to 50m. Any watch I buy is tested before getting wet, but I'd never worry about taking a 50m-rated JLC into the water post-testing.