Monday, May 30, 2016

The Overseas World Time

From Vacheron Constantin -
Courtesy of Vacheron Constantin
This is the latest iteration of the Overseas - a world time model.
Available in three dial versions and with steel bracelet, leather or rubber strap.
Courtesy of Vacheron Constantin
Here are the pertinents -


7700V/110A-B129 – silver-toned dial 
7700V/110A-B172 – blue dial 
7700V/110A-B176 – brown dial 
Hallmark of Geneva certified timepieces 


2460 WT
Mechanical self-winding
Developed and manufactured by Vacheron Constantin 

22K gold Overseas oscillating weight
36.6 mm (11’’’1⁄4) diameter, 7.55 mm thick 

Approximately 40 hours of power reserve
4 Hz (28,800 vibrations/hour)
255 components
27 jewels 


Hours and minutes
Central seconds
World time indication (37 cities) 

Day-night indication 


Stainless steel
43.5 mm diameter, 12.6 mm thick
Soft iron casing ring ensuring anti-magnetic protection 

Screwed-down crown
Transparent sapphire crystal caseback
Water-resistance tested at a pressure of 15 bar (approx. 150 meters) 


3 superimposed dials:
A.  Map of the northern hemisphere with sunburst satin-finished
continents & velvet-finished seas. Translucent silver-
toned/blue/brown lacquered disc with transferred city names
B.  Sapphire disc with transferred day/night and 24-hour
indications (period between 6.30pm and 6.30am highlighted
with a black background)
C.  Translucent silver-toned/blue/brown lacquered ring, opalin-
finished, transferred minute-track
18K gold hours and minutes hands highlighted with white
luminescent material


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


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 

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