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Vacheron Constantin - Overseas World Time

After the introduction of the Overseas collection at the Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie 2016, Vacheron Constantin is now launching the Overseas World Time, a model which emphasises the theme of the travel, naturally embodied in the collection DNA.

The Overseas World Time brings the patented Vacheron Constantin solution - which makes it possible to track the time around the world at a single glance - in a timepiece that can become the traveler’s ideal companion for its versatile casual elegance.

Designed in three variations characterised by silver (ref; 7700V/110A-B129), blue (ref. 7700V/110A-B172) or brown (ref. 7700V/110A-B176) tones, the dial of the new model displays no less than 37 time zones, including those that are off-set by a half-hour or quarter-hour in relation to UTC time.

The display comprises three parts. The centre features a Lambert projection map depicting the continents (enhanced by a sunburst satin-brushed finish) and the oceans (in a velvet finish), along with a translucent lacquered disc bearing the city names. A third sapphire disc laid over the map provides day/night indications by means of subtly graded smoky tints, synchronised with the 24-hour disc. A translucent lacquered velvet-finished outer ring serves to indicate the hours and minutes.

Despite its complex construction principles, the Overseas World Time is very user-friendly. The wearer chooses the reference time and places it opposite the black triangle at 6 o’clock. The time in the reference location can then be read off either by the hour hand, or by the 24-hour disc. The time in the other 36 time zones will be simultaneously readable.

Crafted from stainless steel and water resistant to 150 metres / 500 feet, the 43.5 mm case of the Overseas World Time houses the self-winding Calibre 2460 WT operating at a frequency of 4 Hz (28,800 vibrations per hour) and offering a 40-hour power reserve.

The 22K gold oscillating weight bears a wind rose – the symbol of the cardinal points for travellers – and is decorated with sandblasted, polished and finely grained finishing. The movement is protected by three patents: for the indication of 37 time zones, for the day/night indication, and for crown-operated adjustments.

The watch comes with three interchangeable bracelet/straps - a stainless steel bracelet with an easy-fit sizing system as well as two straps in rubber and leather respectively - which ensure the watch three different styles. The practical interchangeable solution makes it possible to switched and secured bracelet or straps quickly, safely and without any tools.

Bearing the Hallmark of Geneva to certify its quality, the Vacheron Constantin Overseas World Time will have a price of around Euro 40,000 / US$ 37,000.

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