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VACHERON CONSTANTIN OVERSEAS DUAL TIME
Technicality Meets Practicality
The traveller-dedicated Vacheron Constantin 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.
The Overseas dual time model is designed to ensure reliable, pleasant and elegant wear in every circumstances. Its new mechanical self-winding movement, Vacheron Constantin Caliber 5110 DT, 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 alligator leather or rubber, equipped with an equally interchangeable stainless steel folding clasp.
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