There are two downsides to the Oysterflex that some collectors might find. First is that the strap does not fit flush with the Yacht-master case. I agree that straps and bracelets look really nice when they fit flush with the watch case. I have no doubt there is a reason for how Rolex designed the end of the strap - there is pretty much a [good] reason for everything that Rolex does. My guess is that given the material of the strap, it simply would not look nice right up against the case as the strap moved around. The second issue is limited adjustability. The Oysterflex strap will come in six different sizes and you'll need to choose the right fit for you when you buy it. There is some micro-adjustability in the deployant clasp but you'll need to choose only one strap option. Even cutting the straps to size is not really and option because of the metal part in the strap. You'll get a nice clean look with this decisions, but you can't share watches with friends and if you ever do, you'll need to purchase another Oysterflex strap directly from Rolex.
The hand that indicates the seconds for the time "ticks" (even though the watch is purely mechanical) because it is a dead beat ("True Beat," as Arnold & Son likes to call it) seconds hand. This is carried over from traditional regulator clocks which were highly precise instruments used for regulating other clocks. The central chronograph hand sweeps normally as to most other chronograph hands in 4Hz movements. Having them work together is interesting, because one hand ticks and one sweeps. The combination is unique, to say the least.
Vanitas, a symbolic art form, is concerned with the temporary nature of life on earth. Although it seems depressing, it highlights the importance of the time we have. In a strange kind of way, funereal imagery enhances the beauty of life by way of a contrast. If the answer to the question posed in paragraph one was "The beauty and brevity of life," then maybe this watch will strike a chord with you.