I got the call from my AD yesterday to buy one of the new Black Bay chronos. First impressions are fantastic. The dial is a beautiful eggshell colour and appears nearly flawless under a loupe. I was able to choose between either dial config and would have been happy with either. I ultimately went panda because I’ve never owned a panda dial before. One thing to note for those debating between the two options... the legibility of the reverse panda is definitely better than the panda. The silver hands / white lume can disappear sometimes on the panda dial... similar to the Mitsukoshi Speedy. In terms of case size, this watch wears large and I’d say is at the very edge of what I find comfortable in terms of size. That impression primarily comes from the tall lug-to-lug of 50mm. That said, the slab sides are less tall and more in proportion than the original BB chrono and the watch feels nicely balanced on-wrist.