ABTW: You are right - you are in a unique position. If you had to choose just one, what would it be? Is there something that is out of reach, even for you?
Nevertheless, the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Grande Complication offers what appears to the eye as an endless sea of beautifully finished components: every cam, bridge, slot and other part that one can think of features hand bevelled and polished sides, leaving no rough edges anywhere to be seen – in line with what one would expect from a watch that takes six months to manufacture and costs more than most all run-of-the-mill Ferraris you can buy.
When the hour changes, that is a bit more noticeable, as the belt is moving longer than the minute belt. Again, not overly loud, but something that (unintentionally or not) sort of acts like an hour chime on a digital watch might - you can hear (and feel somewhat) the change of the hour, letting you know time has passed.
aBlogtoWatch: I find a lot of people with a technical background like you gravitate towards Omega's technological innovations, which are manifold and continue to break ground.