You haven't seen it all! The QDI Annual Calendar with slate dial

And another The Hour Lounge Exclusive! Following the presentation of the new Quai de l'Ile Annual Calendar with the silver dial here is another version in rose gold with slate grey dial...this version hits my chords more than the silver dialed one.

For photos and description of the QUai de l'Ile Annual Calendar click here

Quai de l'Ile Annual Calendar

You haven't seen it all! The QDI Annual Calendar with slate dial

You haven't seen it all! The QDI Annual Calendar with slate dial

You haven't seen it all! The QDI Annual Calendar with slate dial

You haven't seen it all! The QDI Annual Calendar with slate dial
Much better
11/17/2010 - 13:17
IMO. The first version looks more like a tactical business decision. But it's not as simple as choosing the case metal and dial color. The first one was too open and the choice of colors (contrasts) disturbed the balance. All the elements work much better in this "new" version.
This one looks much better in pictures!
11/17/2010 - 13:43
Still want to see them in the metal, but the color contrasts (dark dial vs. white lettering AND dark dial vs. RG case) look much more attractive and legible to me. I think I can get used to the retrograde date display as well, with the hash lines representing the 2 dates in between the arabic numbers.  Once you get used to it, I don't think it would be difficult to read. BR, Dan
This one is not my taste
11/17/2010 - 14:18
Surprising again. With this size and the color combination, this is really too much. When Rose Gold has to go with dark dial, this is quite eye catching, and I prefer the watch to be more little, it would be perfect on the ultra thin 1955. Here I prefer a more stealth combination Just my taste Francois
much better, I felt that VC was trying too hard with the white dial to
11/17/2010 - 17:04
please both those who liked the avant guard design of the QDI case with the more conservative parties who wanted a full dial.
Much better!
11/17/2010 - 17:43

Thanks for the great photos, Alex. This dial color is much better as it not only ups the coolness factor, but it also improves legibility through better contrast of colors.  I must admit though that, along with the QdL case, the open-worked dial was one of the features that defined the look of the QdL for me. As for the retrograde date, I am sure that it will be okay for most people with good eyesigh (It can see that much care was given to maximize legibility within the chosen design).  However, I wonder if there couldn't have been better alternative - something that does not need having to get used to, or something that can be read at a glance...(yes my eyes are not as good as they used to be). I hope to see more of the slate grey dial in other regular production models. Best regards, Kazumi

I'm with you on this one, Alex - especially this color combo...
11/17/2010 - 18:19
Still it feels kind of foreign from previous QDIs
The grey dial ...
11/17/2010 - 19:29
looks much nicer to me ... and even nicer with white metal case ... Titanium case ...
Works better IMHO !
11/18/2010 - 00:43
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Re: You haven't seen it all! The QDI Annual Calendar with slate dial
11/18/2010 - 05:59
Very nice pics of a very eye catching,fresh watch.Not quite certain which version I d prefear. The rose gold version maybe but maybe(to be seen first),could ve looked even better with a chocolate dial?!? Your last pic has a hint of it....... Love the brush/polish finish of the case. Mo
Mo, nice to see you at the Lounge!
11/22/2010 - 18:19
Welcome my friend...
Hmmmm, chocolate!
11/18/2010 - 18:18
From some angles, the grey dial on rose gold looks very brown, which is very appealing...a QdI Cioccolatone
Aamzing what a difference the colour of a dial can make
11/22/2010 - 18:18
This is 1,000x better than the white version!!! I'm still not 100% sure about the format of the retrograde date, but this watch looks amazing! Thanks Alex Francois
Better than the silver dial.
11/23/2010 - 04:08
However, could look more "serious" if it had a simple pattern guilloche dial in the middle.  Man can never be satisfied, eh?