White/silver dials are more versatile than black ones.Thanks all for your views, it would appear that you are unanimous!
I am being bought a watch as a wedding present. I do not intend on becoming a collector so wanted something timeless, recognisable and that can be worn on a daily basis for many years to come.
The older style carrera did not catch my eye at all until I tried it on. The newer style attracted me immediately. Whilst I like the diver style bezel I did have some reservations about the worded numbers around the outside and whether this would make the watch look dated in a few years time. The cutout date feature didn't bother me.
I guess now I need to choose between black or white face.....