High end watch makers have been using anti-reflective (AR) coatings on watch crystals for years. These coatings reduce or eliminate reflections and glare on the crystal (the window that you view the watch face through) in order to make the watch more readable and more discreet. LUM-TEC is taking that technology beyond just coating the crystal. They have introduced AR treated dials for their M49-M51 models.
These new dials reflect very little light. The result is a pure, dark black dial that makes LUM-TEC’s renowned luminescent markings stand out even more. These things are like a black hole – light can’t escape!
In the above image, you can see that the 2 untreated dials are reflecting the bright studio lights. The center dial, which has been treated with the new AR coating, doesn’t reflect anything. The luminescent dial markings really stand out against the dark black, non-reflective background. This is some really cool technology!
These watch dials haven’t hit dealer shelves yet but when they do, you can expect Thomas at CGA Company to have the models sporting these dials and all your other LUM-TEC needs.