Vacheron Constantin Overseas World Time


Vacheron Constantin Overseas World Time

Overseas World Time

A unique perspective on the world
La Cote des Montres - May 10th, 2016

  • 37 time zones, including time zones offset by a half-hour or quarter-hour in relation to UTC time
  • Manufacture caliber adorned with a pink gold Overseas oscillating weight inspired by the wind
  • Hallmark of Geneva certification
  • Interchangeable bracelets/straps and clasps ensuring unique comfort and three different styles
After presenting the new version of its iconic Overseas collection at the SIHH 2016, Vacheron Constantin launches the Overseas world time.

Three interpretations – with a blue, silver-toned or brown dial – created in a spirit of casual elegance and practical convenience are more than ever dedicated to travellers wishing to keep track of the time around the world at a single glance.

The dial of the Overseas world time 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. Finally, a translucent lacquered velvet-finished outer ring serves to indicate the hours and minutes.

An ideal travel companion, the Overseas world time model features a 43.5 mm-diameter case housing Caliber 2460 WT. This self-winding movement patented, developed and crafted by Vacheron Constantin operates at a frequency of 28,800 vibrations per hour and enjoys a 40-hour power reserve. Its 22K gold oscillating weight bears a wind rose – a universal symbol indicating the cardinal points for travellers – adorned with sandblasted, polished and finely grained finishing. All the indications powered by this mechanism are smoothly and easily adjusted via the crown.

The comfort and flexibility of this new model bearing the Hallmark of Geneva extend right the way through to its bracelet featuring an easy-fit system. In addition, an ingenious interchangeable solution for these bracelets and their folding clasp means they can be switched and secured without any tools, while guaranteeing the same firm hold as on any traditional fixed bracelet.

Vacheron Constantin Overseas World Time

Technical data

References :7700V/110A-B129 – silver-toned dial
7700V/110A-B172 – blue dial
7700V/110A-B176 – brown dial
Certification :Hallmark of Geneva certified timepieces
Movement :Caliber 2460 WT
Developed and manufactured by Vacheron Constantin
Mechanical self-winding
Oscillating weight :22K gold Overseas
Diameter :36.60 mm (11’’¼)
Thickness :7.55 mm
Power reserve :Approximately 40 hours
Frequency :4 Hz (28'800 vibrations/hour)
Indications :Hours and minutes
Central seconds
World time indication (37 cities)
Day-night indication
Case :Stainless steel
Diameter :43.50 mm
Thickness :12.60 mm
Casing ring :Soft iron ensuring anti-magnetic protection
Crown :Screwed-down
Caseback :Transparent sapphire
Water-resistance :Tested at a pressure of 15 bar (approx. 150 metres)
Dial :3 superimposed dials:
  • Map of the northern hemisphere with sunburst satin-finished continents & velvet-finished seas. Translucent silver-toned/blue/brown lacquered disc with transferred city names
  • Sapphire disc with transferred day/night and 24-hour indications (period between 6.30pm and 6.30am highlighted with a black background)
  • Translucent silver-toned/blue/brown lacquered ring, opalin-finished, transferred minute-track
Hands:18K gold hours and minutes hands highlighted with white luminescent material
Bracelets :Stainless steel bracelet, half Maltese cross-shaped polished and satin-brushed links
Delivered with a second black/blue/brown Mississippiensis alligator leather strap featuring a black nubuck lining with a micro- perforated effect, hand-stitched, large square scales
Delivered with a third strap in black/blue/brown 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 interchangeable system (patent pending) compatible with both additional straps