Early Bird Speedmaster Professional 105.012-63
Even I, who feels at least slightly immune to the power of Rolex is slowing considering the effects of owning one. I wonder what people would think, which watch they would react most favorably to. Notice, none of this contemplation has anything to do with what I want personally in a watch. A Rolex is a pretty standard watch by most measures. They don't do anything particularly special, and yet people want them, and countless other watches want to be them.
Work began on the replica which would be known as the Breguet Grand Complication Ref. 1160 Pocket Watch in 2005. Using only diagrams, pictures, and written descriptions of the original Marie Antoinette watch, Breguet embarked on the ambitious task of recreating a legend. Use of special metals and alloys were used to produce the same colors, along with extreme efforts to maintain the dimensions and functionality. I looked as though it was to be an exact replica, as best Breguet could guess.
The Edox Classe Royale is a risky, yet rewarding watch from Edox. Mixing sport and luxury, the Classe Royale is the epitome of a "show me" timepiece. The most effective feature of this watches style is the color contrasting on the bezel that help indicate hour indices, which really brings out the size of the watch, and helps with legibility. Another wonderful design element is something that you unfortunately don't see too often. The entire mofit of the watch stems from a centralized point on the watch face. That point, being the very center where the hands connect. From this point, the hour indicators spew out like a sun burst in remarkably pleasing symmetry.
Another function of the large design and bulbous looks is to remind the wearer of it's nautical theme. Ocean diving vessels are often rounded and large in order to combat water pressure at depths. They also operate to allow for function wearing diving gloves. Thus the large crowns and indicators on the watch are functional along with being attractive and reminiscent of the deep.