Vacheron Constantin unveiled its sportiest watches ever: Overseas chronograph “Everest” and Overseas dual time “Everest”. These two numbered 150-piece limited editions are perfect for the most daring adventure and were already tested by the American explorer and photographer Cory Richards who wears the dual time version and shot the chronograph model in Colorado. In 2019, this seasoned mountaineer undertook his third ascent of the ‘roof of the world’ via the North-East Ridge – considered the most difficult and perilous route – with an Overseas dual time prototype specially developed by Vacheron Constantin on his wrist.
Inspired by the world’s highest peak, the Overseas chronograph “Everest” and Overseas dual time “Everest” watches celebrate adventure. The new models feature the famous six-sided bezel evoking the Maltese cross. The case, the bezel, the pushers and pusher guards are made of titanium. The only differences are the finishes: satin-brushed and polished for the case; polished for the pushers; bead blasted for the bezel, crown and pusher guards. The anthracite grey tones contrast with the glow of the stainless-steel bezel ring. The dials of these watches feature an elegantly grained finish punctuated by bright orange accents, a color matching the shade of the stitching on the Cordura® strap with nubuck calfskin lining. Both models are fitted with Overseas collection’s self-interchangeable strap system.
The light Overseas “Everest” watch features a 42.5 mm case with a contrasting combination of titanium and stainless steel, while its dial’s chronograph hands are bright orange.
It is powered by self-winding Calibre 5200/2. This twin-barrel in-house movement is fitted with a column wheel organizing the chronograph function’s start, stop and reset operations. This accurate and reliable mechanism also features a vertical clutch to prevent any potential hand stuttering when the chronograph is started. The NAC treatment on the baseplate mimics the anthracite grey shades of this model, while the 22K pink gold oscillating weight bears an engraving of Mount “Everest” based on a photograph taken by Cory Richards during one of his expeditions to the Himalayan summit.
The Overseas dual time “Everest” watch is inspired by the prototype built to accompany Cory Richards on his latest ascent of the ‘roof of the world’. Its 41 mm case is made from a combination of titanium and stainless steel. The watch has the in-house self-winding 5110 DT/2 movement that allows reading two time zones simultaneously. In addition to the classic local-time indications, an arrow-tipped fourth orange hand displays the original (home) time, coupled with a matching-coloured day/night indicator. The pointer-type date display at 6 o’clock is synchronised with local time, which can be adjusted by a dedicated pusher. The two time zones at 12 o’clock can be corrected by turning the crown in either direction.
The anthracite grey NAC treatment on the baseplate is visible through the sapphire crystal caseback. The 22K pink gold oscillating weight is decorated with an engraving of Mount Everest inspired by a photograph taken by Cory Richards.