After presenting a new version of its emblematic Overseas collection at the 2016 SIHH, Vacheron Constantin reveals Overseas Hours of the World. Three versions – blue, silver or brown dials – created in a spirit of casual elegance and practicality are dedicated more than ever to travelers wishing to control time in all four corners of the world at a glance. There are no less than 37 time zones – including the time zone shifted by half an hour or a quarter of an hour from the UTC, which is displayed on the Overseas hours clock dial world.
The display is divided into three parts. In the center, a map of the northern hemisphere, of the “Lambert Projection” type, with the continents (magnified by a satined sun finish) and the oceans (velvety finish) is combined with a translucent lacquered disc indicating the names of the cities. A third sapphire disk, superimposed on the card, presents the indications day / night thanks to a degraded smoke and synchronized to the disc 24 hours. Finally, a translucent lacquered outer ring with a velvety finish indicates the timer.
Companion of the traveler, the world Overseas lodges the caliber 2460 WT, patented automatic movement, developed and manufactured by Vacheron Constantin, in a case of 43.5 mm in diameter. Particularly easy, the adjustment of all indications is effected by the crown. Comprising 255 components, it beats at a frequency of 28,800 vibrations per hour for a power reserve of about 40 hours. Its oscillating weight in 22 carat gold features a rose of the winds, a universal symbol indicating the cardinal points for the travelers, adorned with sandblasted, polished and grained finishes.
The comfort and flexibility of this new reference stamped Poinçon de Genève are prolonged on a bracelet benefiting from a system of fast putting at ease. Moreover, an ingenious device for interchangeability of the bracelets and the deploying buckle makes it possible to fix them without using any tool whilst guaranteeing the same resistance as a fixed bracelet.