Coming soon..... any guesses?

Coming soon..... any guesses?
A special edition of the Overseas?
05/25/2010 - 19:00
I can't place the style of the ship though. Bill
No ship expert but is it an OS LE for the Egypt (Greek?) market? nt
05/25/2010 - 19:04
Concur that its for a regional, LE Overseas
05/25/2010 - 19:11
Hi Teaser Alex, Good to see you haven't lost your teasing touch . Like Kazumi mentioned, it looks Greek, Egyptian, Roman?  I'll take the Mediterranean region just to be safe. Best Regards, Dan
Greek Trireme
05/25/2010 - 21:51
Wow, what an innovative approach for VC to create a LE Overseas by changing their trademark sailing ship engraved back!  The photo appears to show an Athenian vessel with three rows of oars, or a Trireme, from around 500BC and the time of the Persian Wars. Even though Sparta was given overall command of the combined Greek land and sea forces, the Athenian fleet was largely credited as the single most important component of eventual victory over the Persian kings.  Consequently, Athens became the major Greek power and eventually the cultural center as well.   The Athenian leader Pericles fostered the first democratic form of government but he was eventually defeated, and his navy destroyed, in the Peloponnesian War with Sparta.
Re: Greek Trireme
05/26/2010 - 10:30
I couldn't have said it better and I am Greek.
05/27/2010 - 03:04
Those full-scale working ships must be awesome to see under sail and oars, perhaps throwing a little Greek Fire for entertainment .
Re: Impressive!
05/27/2010 - 16:25
Indeed. These pictures (except from the last one ofcourse) are from trireme olympias, a reproduction created in 1987 by the Hellenic Navy for experimental archeology purposes. You can find more information at: "The Trireme Trials 1988, Report on the Anglo - Hellenic Sea Trials of Olympias" by J.F. Coates , S.K. Platis , J.T. Shaw ' of Oxbow Books.   Relief Lenormant. Fragment d'un bas-relief représentant une trière athénienne avec 9 rameurs. Deux autres fragments existent de ce relief au Musée national et dans les apothèques. Selon la reconstruction de L. Beschi, la composition originale représentait une grande trière avec ses 25 rameurs, le navigateur et le commandant. Un jeune homme à droite représente probablement le héros Paralos, inventeur de la navigation. Vers 410-400 a. C. Musée de l'Acropole d'Athènes. Marsyas (2006)
WAY 2 GO, VC! When do we get to see the front and the dial? (nt)
05/25/2010 - 23:37
Re: Comming soon..... any guesses?
05/25/2010 - 23:43
... a new keyboard without a sticking mmmm key?
LOL got that one :-)
05/26/2010 - 11:31
I think this releif is quite amazing and would like to see it in the
05/25/2010 - 23:50
metal for sure. I am more of a fan of the display back, but then you lose the releif. I was also wondering if a new "Tribute to Great Explorers" might be venturing out of the manufacture? That might be a Leif Ericson ship cruising in Scandanavian waters or the North Atlantic. But now I am just wondering, recovering from the last episode of "Lost". Best to you all from the rainy west coast of USA. Tim
my first impression is a viking ship. a LE OS for europe perhaps? nt.
05/26/2010 - 07:49