Getting a red dial watch was something that's been slowly turning from a passing thought to a decision. I already have other colors in my collection, but no red watch ever caught my attention, partly because I thought they were trying to be too dramatic, using blood red fumée or sunburst for example, or simply because the design didn't appeal to me overall, which is what happened with the red AT.
Then I saw an Ahoi while browsing Chrono 24 and decided that it ticked most of the boxes for me: 36mm, thin, a pastel coral red dial with clean Arabics and markers, some tangerine accents with the second's hand and on the neomatik word, with a design that is both modern, clean and most important: Not boring.
The transaction went smoothly and despite DHL almost losing the parcel it did reach me eventually. I must say that I'm impressed with the presentation. The leather wallet and box are well designed and of high quality and so are the straps, which I didn't use because I already decided to fit the Ahoi on a Nomos light grey suede strap.
I have no idea how often I'm going to wear the Ahoi, but from what I felt this morning when I wore it for the first time it may well be a good match for me.
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.