I've noticed that some Overseas models have straight, some curved name labels. It seems that there was a change about 2000.
I have noticed that many of the watches in Alex's article could well have accommodated a straight label; hence my question. The designers of VC watch faces obviously have reasons for their decisions and I am always astounded by the care, skill and quality of these chronometers.
Also, I've only recently noted a really beautiful fish scale pattern on my watch face that can only be seen at a certain angle. VC's are constantly surprising.
And, yes, I was born out west 'but I could not help it.' ;-)