As you say, Edwin, THEY MIGHT do it, but they may decide not to, too. There hasn't been a muliplicity of dials for Lange Datographs, with only black being available, so it hasn't been an issue so far. But I don't think Lange would want to entertain a plethora of requests from six years of Dato owners if the new dial is a winner. One of the issues I had with my Pt Datograph was the black dial. It just got too boring for me in the end. But if a lighter dial was available it might have swayed me to keep it. I would recommend buying the black dial one if you are sure you could live with it long term if Lange would turn down a request for a redial. If you aren't sure you can live with a black dial....wait and see what the new one looks like, if a lighter dial is actually coming (which it seems it is).