It only took 15 days in transit from Germany to California, but I now have my latest (second) dream watch. And it is everything I had hoped: super clean look, precise in finish, comfortable. The hands and numbers are even thinner than I had expected giving it an elegant, technical look. I love the blued hands -- they can look black or bright blue depending on lighting and viewing angle. They must have a curved cross section because often one edge catches the bright blue while the rest of the width is dark. I just love it.