My suggestion is that someone else should volunteer and take up the issue with Laco once the watch presently under discussion is finalized and on the way.
I have started this thread already, but suggest that the project only start after 9 May when the Laco watch is finished. Reinman60 has volunteered to be the project coordinator.I'd be happy to volunteer to get in touch with Laco and contact them regarding the blued hands retrofit once the specifications for the watch are established, and they are in the process of building it. I think a dedicated thread in this subforum is a great idea. That way, anybody who has an interest in getting blued hands can provide input. For now, though, I think its best to concentrate on the task at hand and finalize the design of the project.
The idea is that the special edition watch project can go ahead with stock black hands, and that the flame-blued hands (if they can be made available at all) would be purchased separately and retro-fitted by those watch owners who desire them.
Please keep in mind that the project may also be of interest to those already owning a regular 2824-based Laco Pilot.
EDIT: frank_be has takennow over the project from reinman60.