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VACHERON CONSTANTIN OVERSEAS: AN INVITATION TO TRAVEL

August 6, 2018

Founded in Geneva in 1755, Vacheron Constantin has always been imbued with the spirit of travel, inherited from one of its founders, François ConstantinAttracted by distant horizons right from its beginnings, the Maison was already present on four continents in the 18th century, and based its expansion on journeys throughout the world and encounters that marked its history.

Inspired by this tradition, the Manufacture constantly adapts its models to the requirements of each market it enters, developing timepieces with sporty lines and conceiving ground-breaking technical innovations.

This approach is demonstrated by the company’s historic archives, and particularly by a series of old ledgers entitled “Encounters” in which it recorded all of its overseas sales. Vacheron Constantin’s reputation has thus been forged through these encounters in ever more distant locations over more than 260 years of uninterrupted history and expertise.

In 2018, Vacheron Constantin has invited photographers from many countries to share their unique perspective on the beautiful places to illustrate the new Overseas collection, whose watches are the embodiment of its spirit of travel.

THAILAND
Discovering nature’s work of art at Hat Chom Dao, the Grand Canyon of Thailand, with the Vacheron Constantin Overseas Dual Time

Captured through the lens of Nat Prakobsantisuk
Location: Hat Chom Dao, Ubonratchathani province, Thailand

THAILAND
A Historical journey to Siam with the Vacheron Constantin Overseas Dual Time

Captured through the lens of Nat Prakobsantisuk
Location: The Sukhothai Histirical Park, Sukhothai province, Thailand

THAILAND
The golden hour in the wilderness of Thailand with the Vacheron Constantin Overseas Dual Time

Captured through the lens of Nat Prakobsantisuk
Location: Thailand

THE INTERVIEW WITH MR. YUTHASAK SUPASORN,
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AUSTRALIA
Stands of Time, Photographing the Overseas Collection for Vacheron Constantin

Captured through the lens of Nick Cooper
Location: Lancelin, Western Australia

   

AUSTRALIA
Traverse.

Captured through the lens of Nick Cooper
Location: Lancelin, Western Australia

     

AUSTRALIA
Through the lens. The West Australian Landscape

Captured through the lens of Nick Cooper
Location: Lancelin, Western Australia

Technicality meets practicality in the new Overseas dual time model equipped with an in-house movement enabling simultaneous reading of two timezones governed by particularly user-friendly handling and enhanced by two interchangeable bracelet/straps in leather or rubber.

The traveller-dedicated 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. This Overseas dual time timekeeper joins the adventure equipped with the eponymous function representing a complication much favoured by globetrotters.

The travel function

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, stems from several years of development and 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 Overseas dual time model is available in three versions:

– Stainless steel case, blue dial

– Stainless steel case, silver-toned dial

– 18K 5N pink gold case, silver-toned dial

2018 also sees the emergence of a black dial Overseas Automatic beautifully framed by the shimmering gleam of the steel case.

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