I recently purchased this watch for my husband, for our fifth anniversary. I ordered it early, and was soooo taken by it when it arrived that I couldn't wait for our anniversary to give it to him, so I turned it into an early Valentine's Day gift instead! As other reviewers have mentioned, the design is simply breathtaking. The shape of the watch and the numbering is along traditional, conservative lines, but the background on the face (which catches the light beautifully as you move) and the blue hands add just enough of a modern take to make it evident that this is a very special timepiece. It is also a large watch, which looks absolutely perfect on my tall husband's wrist. The quality of the workmanship is clear, and I am thrilled to have found such a special piece at such a great price! I hope this watch lasts a long time, since my husband and I both adore it.