Overseas Chrono Blue dial versions?

Greeting everyone and I am very sorry I could not attend the dinners to meet you at SIHH. 

Although like you, I also was waiting with excitment for the new overseas, I will curb my enthusiasm until I actually hold it and see it in person. 

One question that deals with one of my dislikes concerning the new Chrono, are multiple and overdone minute markers. But as the below photo from watchprosite shows, this dial does not have the inner layer of minute markers.

So, is this a second version blue dial or is the photo taken in such a way as to delete the inner set of markings?

 

Overseas Chrono Blue dial versions?

you will have to see it
01/21/2016 - 12:41

I believe you are referring to the inner track.  The dial is actually lacquered and it has a lot of depth and subtlety. I think that what you thought were minute markers were actually a light effect on the dial - a reflection of the. I use markers, maybe?  The watch looks like it does in the photo you posted. Here it is on my wrist. 

on my wrist
01/21/2016 - 13:01

same thickness than OS2 I think

Cheers,

Liger

Re: on my wrist
01/21/2016 - 14:45

Hi Liger,

As per the material this OS is 13.7 vs the previous OS of 12.5

must say the side view looks impressive. 

Re: Overseas Chrono Blue dial versions?
01/21/2016 - 13:45

Dear both,

Thank you for the repsonse but as per the photo below taken from the official VC site, there are white minute markings betwen the 5 

miute luminova markings (indices). 

In the photo I posted from watchprosite they are not there. 

This, to me, looks too much. We have seconds markers on the outer inner bezel and minutes markers on the dial between the indices.

I prefer the previous OS dial marking. 

 Overseas Chrono Blue dial versions?

Re: Re: Overseas Chrono Blue dial versions?
01/21/2016 - 13:50

I partially agree with your comments .

The fact it is a chronograph and then the outer ring has to be more precise, I think it is not a big worry.

I prefer the Chronograph OS2 for the date at 12h, except if VC should have done on OS3 a blue font subdial in blue for the date and the writing in white (more discreet and integrated in the dial).

Just my 2 cents,

Cheers,

liger

Re: Re: Re: Overseas Chrono Blue dial versions?
01/21/2016 - 14:06

I agree the date is my biggest disappointment, along with the multiple dial markings. My OS2 below, in my eyes, looks more sporty and masculine. 

I will surely get the ultra thin and once I touch the chrono, I will most likely drool and buy it. 

Surprised no dual time!

 Overseas Chrono Blue dial versions?

i do not believe those minute markers between the Luminova indices are really there
01/21/2016 - 14:02

I think those are reflections on the lacquered dial that you only see under certain light conditions.  I may be incorrect, but as you can see from the wrist photos, under "normal" light, you do not see them.  Again, this may not Berger, but I think the real world photos are the evidence. 

Re: i do not believe those minute markers between the Luminova indices are really there
01/21/2016 - 14:09

Another photo

 

Yes, but those are under intense display lighting.
01/21/2016 - 14:11

Do you believe there are actually markers on the dial, below the inner bezel ring? Or do you think those are reflections?

Re: Yes, but those are under intense display lighting.
01/21/2016 - 18:42

For me, they really exist and I asked why to have the double ring. It the creation who decided this choice.

Best regards,

Liger

I believe you are right
01/21/2016 - 21:47

I didn't even notice them, but the pictures seem pretty clear. I gues it is the seconds without the fifths marked. Interesting. Thanks. 

Re: i do not believe those minute markers between the Luminova indices are really there
01/21/2016 - 14:11

On the website and on the photos from Alex they are prominent. I find it hard to believe that such a professional photoshoot will allow this effect to show so vividly.

Most Likely the photo from watchprosite was affected by lighting. 

 

Maybe the illustrious Alex can guide us. 

The minute markers do exist.
01/22/2016 - 14:57

Liger asked me about this as well during the presentation.

I did not really think about it until Liger mentioned it. 

To me it is not distracting at all, (obviously, since I didn't even notice it).  But I like it because my eye naturally goes to the inner minute markers when telling time, looking at the minute hand.  My eye only looks at the finer, outer, scale (1/5 second markings) when reading the chronograph hand.

BR, Dan