Aronde in RG or WG?

Hello everyone,

After reading many positive comments on the Historiques 1954 Aronde, I just thought I'd repost some old photos of the WG Aronde that was offered in limited numbers here in Japan prior to SIHH to see everyone's preference (PG or WG).  Unfortunately, my pics of the WG version pale in comparison with the crisp shot of the RG that I borrowed from our very own Jefe's SIHH photo essay, but I hope it will be enough to give everyone an idea of how the WG version which should come out in a year or two would look like.

Personally, I was not too impressed when I saw the Aronde in WG.  Maybe the satin finished WG case looked too much like stainless steel or something.  However, my view on the watch took a 180 degree turn when I say the regular production RG version.  I would really love to see the RG version in the metal (aside from the Traditionelle WT).

I know the WG version is at a disadvantage here (given my poor photography skills), but I would love to hear what everyone thinks regarding both versions.

Aronde in pink gold
Aronde in RG or WG?
(Photo credit: Alex Ghotbi, The Hour Lounge)

Or Aronde in white gold
Aronde in RG or WG?

Aronde in RG or WG?

Have a great weekend!

Best regards,
KazumiAronde in RG or WG?
I'm a rose gold guy especially when it come to guilloche dials, the RG
02/25/2011 - 19:24
makes the dial pattern stand out better so my vote would go for RG
Contrary to Alex, I prefer white metal watch cases and, even though..
02/25/2011 - 22:22
our Jefe might be right on the point with the guilochage standing out better in a RG model, I still would go for the WG version ;-)))
I am with Radek on this one, WG all the way! (nt)
02/26/2011 - 00:46
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How did I know for sure and not mentioned your name in the post, Tim?
02/28/2011 - 14:30
How are you, my friend? I have just returned from a short skiing trip with my girls - they usually have a two-week winter break but everyone at home was sick and we barely made a week in the mountains... It was fun, pictures to follow! Best Radek
I didn't think you would be too surprised... Glad you had some time
02/28/2011 - 19:18
in the mountains, great to clear the head and gain a certain perspective--can't wait to see the pictures. We have more snow in California this year than we have had in years, really crazy weather. Take good care, Tim
Hi Tim, Radek!
03/02/2011 - 17:36
Hope you don't mind me chiming in, but when you talk about mountains my heart soars .  Just returned from a few days R&R in the mountains myself... A mere 30km from the nearest road brings you to this beautiful cabin surrounded by mountains and glaciers.  I would be pleased and honored to escort you up there sometime!
Re: Aronde in RG or WG?
02/25/2011 - 22:53
Would personally go for pink gold on this one, but there are plenty of other watches where I'd favour WG
Re: Aronde in RG or WG?
02/27/2011 - 23:05
RG definitely.  Some watches look best with the RG and this is one.  I'd say the same would be the case for the WT.   Cheers Steve
I like the RG personally...
02/28/2011 - 17:58
It does compliment the guilloche dial and fancy case design very well. But, you can't go wrong either way Best, Mike