In a stark and stunning departure from the norm, Vacheron Constatin have defied expectations and created two very casual and sporty models in their Overseas collection.
The Overseas “Everest” is inspired by the mountain from which it takes its name and both are designed to be taken on adventures. The Overseas chronograph “Everest” and dual time “Everest” all still feature the famous six-sided bezel and are made from a skilful combination of titanium and steel.
The case, bezel, pushers, and pusher guards are all made from titanium that is both light and tough – perfect for the conditions it is meant to face. They each come with a strap that can be changed out without any tools to ensure that you have the comfort you need.
The chronograph variant (ref. 5510V/000T-B923) opts for a more casual approach by offering the chronograph complication. It’s powered by the self-winding Calibre 5200/2 which is a twin-barrel in-house movement that’s fitted with a column wheel that conducts the chronograph’s functions. The 42.5mm case means it’s a bit big but that just means it has optimal legibility.
The dual time variant (ref. 7910V/000T-B922) is directly inspired by the prototype that explorer and photographer, Cory Richards, wore on his latest trip to the top of Everest. This 41mm watch is powered by the in-house self-winding 5110 DT/2 movement that allows for simultaneous reading of two time zones. In addition to this, there’s a day/night indicator.
These watches are a welcome addition to Vacheron Constatin. They look great and sporty especially with the navy blue paired with orange accents that make the watch really feel like a piece of sports equipment, albeit a very expensive piece of equipment.
These watches don’t have to sacrifice any of the Vacheron hallmarks to make the more casual look work. They simply worked with the Overseas models and found what worked. It seems so simple, but it almost definitely took a ridiculously long and meticulous period of design to get here. While many may still prefer the more luxurious looks from VC, this is still a welcome addition for those who want a more casual look.
Each watch is limited to 150 pieces with the chronograph variant priced at $53,500 AUD and the dual time is priced at $44,900 AUD. These watches are available at boutiques or you can make an enquiry via telephone or email.