It’s a common dilemma that once you’ve decided on your next timepiece, a second dilemma can often kick in. Which material? Which band? Which colour? This (let’s face it, very fortunate) problem was recently confronted by our photographer Kristian, who, through various twists of fate, has just been reunited with his ‘first horological love’; the blancpain fifty fathoms replica. All will be revealed in this blow by blow account as told to Time+Tide Editor, Felix Scholz over several coffees in downtown Melbourne.