The much anticipated 292 has had a strong following since its announcement at SIHH. A fellow Paneristi and L4P.com member Chuck Bentson received one of the first 292s in the country. This immediately sparked my interest after seeing his in person. A ceramic case on a rad? Who would have thought? Another fellow L4P.com member, Craig, who also has the 292, mentioned that none of the authorized distributors have received any shipments of the 292 and that some of these stores have stopped taking names for their waiting lists. Overall the 292 is a great everyday watch to wear with either jeans or a suit. It is a lot easier to fit under the sleeve of a dress shirt then a 217 or a 127. The following pics show the
292 with other strap choices:
Greg's 292 strap
A couple of months ago it was announced that the following year's production of the 292 will not have the "pig" on the dial. This has helped to increase the demand for these watches dramatically. There have been some pieces which have sold in the 16-17k range in the open market already, more then double the MSRP. Overall, one of my favorite pieces. If you have the opportunity to acquire one, do it now!