You picked two beautiful, and in my opinion perfectly equitable, pieces. I have both a B&M Hampton and a Lecriox Les Classiques - granted those are quite different, but each has its purpose and I really like both (despite them being quartz). I don't think either is more prestigious than the other. Taking aesthetics into account, if that matters at all, perhaps the Lecroix would be more universal in use, but that Clifton sure is stunning. I'm afraid I'd have the same dilemma if I had to choose...guess that isn't much help though.