Any hands will be looked good except mercedes hand. I don't hate Mercedes hand but not on this watch. I personally prefer original baton hands because hours marks have frames to wrap around and that's why borealis chosed this metalic hands style. It's just my opinion and I think I will get what ever hands coming except Mercedes.
Maria and Carlos have my vote for the stainless black and white dials to have the Mercedes hands. It would be fantastic to have a quality movement as well, e.g. 2824-2 or 9039/9015. In sum, I'm not an homage watch guy, but I know that Borealis can outdo all others with an Explorer homage. It would look and feel great on the wrist IMHO. There's something about the simplicity of the Explorer that makes an homage seem right; whereas, a GMT or Sub homage would feel so much less so.