Friday, November 17, 2017

Vacheron Constantin Overseas Dual Time

Specially made for globetrotters, the new Overseas dual time model from Vacheron Constantin houses an in-house movement and offers simultaneous reading of two time-zones governed by particularly user-friendly handling.

The new Overseas dual time watch flaunts a distinctive design epitomising Fine Watchmaking dedicated to user friendliness. A six-sided bezel inspired by the emblematic Maltese cross; in-house movements designed for smooth and easy handling; an oscillating weight adorned with a wind rose, interchangeable bracelet/straps: Overseas embodies a modern lifestyle resolutely open to the wider world.
Its new mechanical self-winding movement, Vacheron Constantin Caliber 5110 DT, stems from several years of development and enables simultaneous reading of the two timezones by means of coaxial hands. The hours hand indicates the local timezone corresponding to the user’s current location, while the hand tipped with a triangular arrow shows the time in a reference timezone, generally known as “home time”.
A 12-hour display, adjustable via the crown in both directions (position 1: local time, independent jumping adjustment; position 2: home time, dragging adjustment of both timezones and minutes), along with a day/night indication set to home time, and a pointer-type date display, adjusted and secured via a screw-lock pusher at 4 o’clock and synchronised with local time. This 234-component movement oscillates at a frequency of 4 Hz and has a comfortable 60-hour power reserve thanks to its twin barrel that also ensures its regularity.
This easily adjustable dual time caliber is housed in a 41 mm-diameter stainless steel case water-resistant to 150 metres and featuring a design that highlights the Overseas signature features.
A bezel evoking Vacheron Constantin’s famous Maltese cross emblem; a translucent lacquered dial with facetted and luminescent gold hands and hour-markers; a double graduation bearing the minutes and seconds scales; a 22 carats gold oscillating weight adorned with a wind rose; and of course the three interchangeable bracelet/straps enabling tool-free fitting: the new Overseas dual time watch continues a tradition of elegant, relaxed watches designed to offer their owners a combination of comfort and user friendliness.
Presented on a stainless steel bracelet with half Maltese cross-shaped polished and satin-brushed links, complete with a comfort-adjustment system, the Overseas dual time is delivered with two additional straps matching the shade of the dial: in blue alligator leather or rubber, equipped with an equally interchangeable stainless steel folding clasp.

This Overseas dual time model is available in three versions:
• Stainless steel case, blue dial
• Stainless steel case, silver-toned dial
• 18K 5N pink gold case, silver-toned dial

Technical details
Movement
Caliber 5110 DT
Developed and manufactured by Vacheron Constantin
Mechanical, self-winding
22K gold Overseas oscillating weight
30.6 mm (13¼’’’) diameter, 6 mm thick
Approximately 60 hours of power reserve
4 Hz (28,800 vibrations/hour)
234 components
37 jewels

Indications
Hours and minutes
Central seconds
Second timezone, set by the crown
Day/night (AM/PM) indication at 9 o’clock, synchronised with home time
Date at 6 o’clock, synchronised with local time, set by pusher

Models
Overseas dual time with Stainless steel case
Reference 7900V/110A-B334 - blue dial/ 7900V/110A-B333 – silver-toned dial
Hallmark of Geneva certified timepieces

Case
Stainless steel
41 mm diameter, 12.8 mm thick
Soft iron casing ring ensuring anti-magnetic protection
Screwed-down crown and quarter-turn screw-lock push-pieces
Transparent sapphire crystal caseback
Water-resistant tested at a pressure of 15 bar (approx. 150 metres)

Dial
Translucent blue/silver-toned lacquered, sunburst satin-finished base with velvet-finished flange
18K white gold hour-markers and hours & minutes hands highlighted with white luminescent material
Bracelet/Straps
Steel bracelet, half Maltese cross-shaped polished and satin-brushed links
Delivered with a second strap in blue/black Mississippiensis alligator leather featuring a black nubuck lining with a micro-perforated effect, hand-stitched, large square scales
Delivered with a third strap in blue/black rubber

Clasps
Stainless steel bracelet secured by a stainless steel triple-blade folding clasp with push-pieces and comfort-adjustment system
Delivered with a second stainless steel triple-blade folding clasp with push-pieces and patented interchangeable system compatible with both additional straps

Overseas dual time, Pink gold case
Reference 7900V/000R-B336
Hallmark of Geneva certified timepiece

Case
18K 5N pink gold
41 mm diameter, 12.8 mm thick
Soft iron casing ring ensuring anti-magnetic protection
Screwed-down crown and quarter-turn screw-lock push-pieces
Transparent sapphire crystal caseback
Water-resistant tested at a pressure of 15 bar (approx. 150 metres)

Dial
Translucent silver-toned lacquered, sunburst satin-finished base with velvet-finished flange
18K gold hour-markers and hours & minutes hands highlighted with white luminescent material

Straps
Brown Mississippiensis alligator leather strap featuring a black nubuck lining with a micro-perforated effect, handstitched, large square scales
Delivered with a second strap in brown rubber
Clasp: 18K 5N pink gold triple-blade folding clasp with push-pieces and patented interchangeable system compatible with both straps

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