Even though I am a great admirer of Mr. Preziuso's designs, especially this tonneau-shaped case, I was all prepared for the possibility of not liking this watch because I didn't see the point of using carbon-fiber as a dial material. I don't know about you, but certainly shear strength and durability are not really the attributes I usually associate with dial design; maybe something more like depth, sheen or a lovely guilloche' pattern.

However, I was absolutely stunned at the beautiful effect he has created. The numerals and markings, which I believe are printed, appear to be floating in front of a sort of "hologram" of back and gray. The sense of depth is outstanding, as is the legibility.

The second picture is a grouping of 10 clips cropped from several photos taken of the dial. This will give you some idea of the variety of textures which this material can appear to take on. I should note that these are NOT fuzzy, over-enlarged clips -- they all come from pictures taken with a macro lens at a distance of perhaps 2 1/2 inches. The sense of motion that these suggest is also visible through the loupe, and one can detect 2 or even 3 distinct patterns at the same time (say, "stairstep", "waffle" and "square wave") with barely a movement of the wrist.

Third picture is of the back.

Too bad he forgot to install the tourbillon... Thanks for looking!

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