Whilst out in NYC in late July/early Aug I checked into the Omega boutique. I've come to know some of the staff there, and though I've never bought a watch from them, it seems they enjoy having an Omega enthusiast visit and I've always felt welcome in the store.
I managed to have a look at the upcoming SMP1200 with a white dial, a watch I've only seen factory photos of to date. The watch is due to be released in the US in December.
I was surprised that I liked the white dial a lot more than the black dial. The white dial opens the watch face up a bit and evens out the light distribution, making the anodised minutes appear orange instead of black or red. The date alignment problem persists, but I'm hoping that someday Omega come to their senses on this. I apoligise in advance as the photos demonstrate the same WB problems I had shooting in the Omega boutique in Sydney: halogen lighting isn't optimal.
With the brighter dial, the minute hand actually matches the bezel lock button much better and the design appears more cogent.
Now for the "cool" part: the bezel numbers and minute track are done up in shiny metal (presumably SS or chrome) and the rest of the bezel is blue lume (presumably BG-W9). I was able to see this in the shop, but couldn't get a good enough photo to demonstrate the effect. Lume freaks will love it.
The obligatory hairy wrist shot:
And the comparo shot with the Repo Man D3T on SMP1200 black rubber and my "Oily" D2 on vintage orange isofrane: