It turn out that getting a good photo of a copper dial with blued hands is more difficult to accomplish than what I expected.
I took outside the usual setup as usual, and everything was fine until I tried to get the first shot. That's when I discovered that the sensor in the G12 was willing to either capture the color and texture of the copper dial or the blue hue of the hands, but not together in one shot.
Playing with the exposure led me to the dark photo with the hands shown in their striking blue, but the exaggerated orange color on the dial made it look like a DOXA sub.
Switching the camera back to auto mode, gave a better capture of the dial, but now the hands appeared almost black. It was at this stage that I noticed that the hands on the Lorier Safari were not the only things turning blue in this cold morning and that I was starting to have difficulties with hand's coordination. That was the sign for me to get a last wrist shot before returning to the warmth of the study and finish my coffee in comfort.
I'm a big fan of watches that are interesting because they are either unique, have interesting features, well designed or simply offer a great value for their price.