Monday, August 9, 2010

This 2010, the Vacheron Constantin Overseas is sportier and more travel-friendly than ever.

A clever blend of ruggedness and lightness, technical accomplishments and extreme refinement makes the Overseas Dual Time Self-Winding Steel and Titanium model the ideal companion for enthusiasts of excellence looking to get away from it all. Equipped with a dual time-zone display powered by mechanical self-winding Calibre 1222, it explores the rich palette of grey shades composed by steel, titanium and leather.

The latest Overseas model:
The eagerly awaited steel, with a titanium bezel, version of the Dual Time
Ever since the launch of the first Overseas in 1996, Vacheron Constantin’s sports line has been constantly enriched with innovative new timepieces. Entirely dedicated to travel as its name implies, the line is based around three best-sellers – Overseas Self-Winding, Overseas Chronograph and Overseas Dual Time – available in steel, gold and steel/titanium versions. Vacheron Constantin is now rounding off the Dual Time range, with its useful complication greatly appreciated by regular travellers, by introducing a steel with a titanium bezel variation.

Titanium, the ideal metal for travel
An extremely light metal that is resistant to corrosion, erosion and fire, titanium was initially used in the fields of aeronautical, aerospace, chemical and medical industries, and more recently in watchmaking, which has chosen it for its contemporary character, its bold and original appearance, as well as for its minimal weight entirely in tune with the needs of technical and sporty Haute Horlogerie.

Monochrome grey with the Vacheron Constantin touch
The modern, sporty and elegant design of this model is adorned with subtle shades of grey created by the steel base, the titanium bezel and the slate grey dial, all of which lend the watch a timeless appeal. Grey reigns supreme and unrivalled on this new model reflecting the signature features that have made the Overseas collection so successful. These include sleek lines, a generous 42 mm diameter, a titanium bezel with a cut-out inspired by the Maltese Cross, water resistance to 15 bar equivalent to a depth of 150 metres, along with the emblematic Overseas motif depicting a two-masted sailboat engraved on the solid case-back.

Dual time, a useful function for a watch intended for travellers
In addition to its classic hours, minutes and seconds functions, the Overseas Dual Time Self-winding Steel and Titanium features two subdials – one for the date at 3 o’clock and another for the dual time zone at 6 o’clock – along with a power-reserve display and a day/night indicator. Its tech-oriented, sporty grey dial ensures excellent readability of the various functions. Mechanical self-winding Calibre 1222 is protected by a screen that makes it completely insensitive to the effects of magnetic fields that are omnipresent in our daily environment and can be detrimental to the regularity of rating and thus the precision of the watch. Finally, the construction of the pusher and its protected crown ensures completely secure handling.

A watch with two straps that shows twin faces of its personality
Delivered with two straps – one in anthracite grey alligator leather and the other in black rubber – the Overseas Dual Time Self-Winding Steel and Titanium is both resolutely sporty and elegantly distinguished. It adjusts smoothly to all kinds of situations, whether on golfing greens, at sea, in the mountains or during chic evening occasions.

TECHNICAL CHARACTERISTICS
Model Overseas Dual Time Automatic Steel and Titanium
Reference 47450/000W-9511
Calibre 1222 SC
Energy Mechanical self-winding
             Protected by an antimagnetic screen
Movement thickness 4.85 mm
Movement diameter 26.60 mm
Jewelling 34 jewels
Frequency 28,800 vibrations/hour
Indications Hours, minutes, central seconds
                   Power reserve
                   2nd time zone with day/night indication
                   Hand-date
Power reserve More than 40 hours
Case Stainless steel
         Titanium bezel
         Titanium pushpiece guard
         Solid back with stamped “Overseas” medallion, closed with screws
Water resistance Tested at a pressure of 15 BAR, equivalent to 150 metres
Dial Slate-grey, circular satin-brushed
        Painted minute-track
       12 applied hour-markers in 18K gold
       Highlighted with a white luminescent strip
Strap Black rubber, delivered with an additional strap in hand-stitched dark grey square-scale alligator leather
Buckle Double-safety triple-blade folding clasp in stainless steel.

Vacheron Constantin Overseas 2010
Vacheron Constantin Overseas 2010 sideVacheron Constantin Overseas 2010 side (b)

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