Hope everyone is well. I'm still ruminating on the QDL in steel, but I quite like the fact that you can customise the original version, including the semi-transparent dial. I'm attracted to white metals a bit more than yellow or pink gold and my dilema now (if it could be called that) is perhaps going for a palladium version of the original QDL with the dial mentioned above - or the steel with the newer movement but non-transparent dial.
I like watches that use unusual materials - cermaic, titanium, etc - and palladium is certainly not one that I see used very often. Forgetting price for just a moment (it is always a consideration, however) I would tend toward palladium over steel because I believe it to be harder and more robust.
Is this correct? I've read that palladium is very similar to platinum, only lighter.
That said, is the newer 60-hour power reserve movement going to perform more efficiently than the original QDL movement? I have in my head that newer is better, more advanced, more anti-magnetic, etc. But again this is something that I tend to do by default as I'm partial to new over vintage. If anyone can shed a bit more light on this I'd be appreciative. I really am interested in the QDL and would just like to have a better understanding of the comparison between steel and palladium and original movement over the new.
As always your individual and collective thoughts are most appreciated. Have a terrific evening. Looking forward to continuing the QDL discussion with anyone who is willing. In my opinion it's a really interesting watch and one that is unique in the market. I don't know that it will ever be considered a classic piece by the larger collecting community but no one else is doing anything like it, as far as I know.