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In a recent thread about the upcoming watches from Lumtec Chris mentioned the 2012 models will be getting new and improved dials, better sort of blacker black.
What exactly is this new dial and what exactly is the new technology that goes into it, because when you go to the Lumtec site nothing is said about this.
How is it better than the old ones?

Anybody care to elaborate on this. I have a M57 on order so I really would like to know.

 

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It's an anti-reflective coating that is applied to the dial itself in addition to the usual AR coating on the crystal. With less light being reflected the dial will appear to be a deeper black.

They've had a lab working on the formula for about two years now and the M Quartz will be the first models to get it. The 2011 M Autos were originally going to get it but the formula just wasn't quite ready yet last year.
 

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Thanks for that answer, anti-reflective on black, who knew black reflects light, I am sure it will make the orange contrast even more. Always nice to get new technology in a watch.
If Chris has said he is looking forward to wearing this watch it must look pretty awesome.
 

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It's blacker then black

Been lurking around the forum for awhile. Pre ordered a m52 and thinking hard on a m quartz. Torn between the m56 and m60. Watcha all think?

Does the lum tec pvd scratch easy?
 

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Read here: http://www.watchtalkforums.info/forums/official-lum-tec-forum/50282.htm

Oh wait until you see what we have to show you guys!!! Our new dials for the M49-M51 models are like black holes. The black does not reflect ANY light at all. It's pretty amazing :) We will transfer this technology to our other models in the future as it is quite expensive to do for now but we will get around that by doing larger quantities at a time so it will not effect pricing. The is seriously amazing stuff :) It's a special AR coating applied to the black. Pics to come soon!

Added 4/26:

Here are some pics! We are shining 2 large studio lights with umbrellas about 15" away left and right, using a high powered flash pointed directly at the dials, and shining a 100 LED flashlight directly at the dials. The dials in the center are our new dials with the anti-reflective treatment. The other dials are from the B9, A13, and M18.







 
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