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Finally, some pictures of the prototypes!
The brown and green dials are what you will see in the production models. I've tweaked and re-tweaked the colours, taking into account the colouring of the bronze case, different lighting conditions, the interaction with the AR coating, etc etc. - I hope each of you approves of the colours.
The grey dial is not the final production version - it was executed in a matte finish instead of a metallic brushed grey, so look out for a revised version in a future update (sorry to all who ordered the grey). I thought I would show it to you regardless, as the hue is accurate.
Although I am not a fan of them, I've also included a cliched "hand in pocket" shot to illustrate the Tropik B on a 7" wrist. We will not produce the style of strap you see on the green dial Tropik B - while I personally love the minimal stitching and own several of them, this design relies solely on glue to hold the leather pieces together. We're going with a full stitch along each flank to maximize durability. In case you were wondering, the strap on the green dial was made by Ingomar of Maddog Straps.
To give you an idea of how the patina might develop, the last picture shows a "fresh" watch next to our original prototype case after two months of wear.
One final note: the date wheels on the production models will match the colour of the dials and will have white numerals.
I hope you guys enjoy the update - I will leave you with many pictures and few words (you're not the sort who reads "gentlemen's magazines" for the articles, are you?).
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