A black cased Overseas

In a thread below Forensic suggested a black PVD or DLC cased Overseas. Here is a project Xerxes had posted some time ago. What do you think?

VC is against making anything with a coating as it is not 100% proof but imagine a brushed titianium case...A black cased Overseas

A black cased Overseas

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Doc
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Very nice! Thanks Alex.
01/02/2009 - 11:07
The black case works well with the dial from the US Limited Edition model.  If they made this piece, then the next question would be rubber strap or black bracelet? Cheers, Duncan
i won't contest ! looks really good and drool....
01/02/2009 - 11:18

the blackie. will brushed titanium be as black? what about black ceramic that is in the market ? are so- called black ceramic on watches coated only too?

Call me a fuddy duddy
01/02/2009 - 13:19

But I kind of prefer it the old fashioned way

Love the case looks very stealth. Not sure about the dial
01/02/2009 - 14:28

Not a big fan of the grainy finish in the middle. Perhaps a matte black to go with the case and keep the hands and markings just the way they are, BUT VERY COOOOOL CASE. Sorry just had to shout it out Happy New Years everyone...btw where's Francois????? John

Re: A black cased Overseas
01/02/2009 - 16:58
Good morning Alex, thanks for sharing. I would consider titianium, but a black PVD case is not to my personal liking. Would like however VC to put on the market a rubbber strap that would be accepted on the current VC Overseas Chronos. That was included in my New Year's wishes. Best regards, Matt
Not my cup of tea either...
01/02/2009 - 18:08
but it could be I'm showing my age!  A little too out there for me.  I second Johnly's question....Where is Francois? All the Best, Tom
Terrible!!
01/03/2009 - 00:28
This is what I fear a watch just like any other watch Could be Zenith, Hamilton, Casio, Hublot or whatever, BUT NOT a Vacheron&Constantin ! Yes, now I sound and feel like the mature man I am, but this is a low water mark as I never hope to see from this Maison  Doc
Very cool!
01/03/2009 - 02:47
I think that would look great!  But I do have a certain weakness for black cased watches. Coatings have improved in the last couple of years, and I've also seen some blackened titanium that looks good (not sure if it's a coating or not).  I'd opt for a black bracelet as well, to give it that bit extra - while there have been a lot of black watches in the last couple of years, the ones with bracelets are few and far between. As to the dial, I like the red accents too.
Re: A black cased Overseas
01/03/2009 - 13:40
"VC is against making anything with a coating" ASk to see the brushed titanium case .. the color, the texture :)
Interesting but...
01/03/2009 - 15:29

I'm n ot a fan of pvd coated watches.  I'd much rather have RG or SS.  As for titanium, it really depends on the watch, I've seen a few I liked mostly older Porsche Design by IWC, such as the Ocean 2000, but others I've not been very fond of. Still its interesting to see what an all black Overseas would look like. Best regards, Dino

A Real Sporting Watch!
01/03/2009 - 22:13
The OS in a natural gray titanium with rubber strap, deployant buckle and hi-vis military dial would be stunning and certainly worthy of sporting wear. I find red numbers more difficult to see in low light, although they look really neat.  Perhaps luminous dial indexes using tritium gas?
Magnificent!
01/03/2009 - 22:35
Alex, Thanks for this.  I love it.  I'm very fond of black cases with black bracelets, a habit picked up from the Porsche Design chronographs made by Orfina (before the 1982 partnership with IWC), so I'd prefer this on a bracelet.  I agree with the comment that a military dial (luminous Arabics) would be ideal. Park
Wow, that is very nice (nt)
01/04/2009 - 02:34
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