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New Release: Vacheron Constantin Overseas Dual Time

Because two times are better than one
by Ryan Teoh on November 23, 2017

Vacheron Constantin Overseas Dual Time

Technicality meets practicality in the new Vacheron Constantin Overseas Dual Time model equipped with an in-house movement enabling simultaneous reading of two timezones governed by particularly user-friendly handling and enhanced by three interchangeable bracelet/straps in steel, leather or rubber. 

The traveller-dedicated 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: the Overseas line embodies the modern lifestyle deliberately open to the wider world. The Overseas Dual Time joins the adventure equipped with the eponymous complication much favoured by globetrotters.

A gorgeous blue dial on a navy alligator strap

The Dual Time 

This watch features a new movement from Vacheron Constantin: Caliber 5110 DT. It enables simultaneous reading of the two timezones by means of coaxial hands. The hours hand indicates the local timezone corresponding to the wearer’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 barrels.

Complex yet simple: the silver dial on steel case and bracelet is perfect for understated elegance.

Practical and adaptable 

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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: Vacheron Constantin’s 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 stays true to form with its elegance while maintainingcomfort 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 and rubber rubber, equipped with an interchangeable stainless steel folding clasp.

 

All models come with an exquisitely finished movement with a 22K gold oscillating weight

 

The Overseas Dual Time is available in three versions:

• Stainless steel case, blue dial

• Stainless steel case, silver-toned dial

• 18-carat 5N pink gold case, silver-toned dial

 

Technical Specifications

Vacheron Constantin Overseas Dual Time

Reference

7900V/110A-B334 – blue dial

7900V/110A-B333 – silver-toned dial

7900V/000R-B336 – pink gold case

Movement

Caliber 5110 DT: Mechanical, self-winding

22- carat gold Overseas oscillating weight

Diameter: 30.6 mm (13¼’’’)

Thickness: 6 mm

Power Reserve: Approximately 60 hours

Frequency: 4 Hz (28,800 vibrations/hour)

234 components 37 jewels

 

Functions

Hours and minutes

Central seconds

Second timezone, set by the crown

Day/night (AM/PM) indication at 9 o’clock synchronised with home time

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Date at 6 o’clock, synchronised with local time, set by pusher

 

Case

Material: Stainless Steel  /  18K 5N Pink Gold

Diameter: 41 mm

Thickness: 12.8 mm thick

Soft iron casing ring ensuring anti-magnetic protection

Screw-down crown and quarter-turn screw-lock push-pieces

Sapphire crystal caseback

Water-resistance: 15 bar/150 meters

 

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

Blue/black Mississippiensis alligator leather featuring a black nubuck lining with a micro-perforated effect, hand-stitched, large square scales

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

 

Prices

Stainless steel
SGD 41,000
CHF 28,600

Rose Gold
SGD 66,700
CHF 46,400

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