BY JOVAN KRSTEVSKI
Swiss luxury watch brand Vacheron Constantin has just added two new limited-edition sports watches to its catalog. Featuring textured greyish blue dials with bright orange, a GMT, or a chronograph complication and packed inside a lightweight Titanium case, the new Overseas “Everest” limited edition watches have been designed to salute the spirit of adventure and travel.
‘Handsome’ and ‘attractive’ are two words that immediately came to my mind when I first saw the press pictures of these new watches. Since its revamp in 2016, the Vacheron Constantin Overseas collection has received a lot of love and attention from the watch enthusiast community, and these new “Everest” edition watches elevate things to a whole new level.
As mentioned earlier, there are two models on offer: a chronograph and a GMT. Right off the bat, both watches exhibit a familiar Overseas family design DNA through the highly finished integrated cases that feature the brand’s signature Maltese-cross-inspired fixed bezel on top. Having said that, the case on these watches has been crafted from Titanium and stainless steel. The main body has been made using Titanium, which implies that the watch would wear lighter and more comfortably on the wrist. The bezel has been rendered in stainless steel to offer a nice contrast to the slightly dull titanium parts. The Chronograph measures 42.5mm in diameter and sports a moderate thickness of around 13.7mm, whereas the GMT comes in at 41mm wide and 12.8mm tall. Thanks to the threaded crown and pushers, both watches are water-resistant to 150 meters.
To complement the Titanium construction, Vacheron has equipped these watches with dials that feature a nice textured finish. Furthermore, the greyish blue color scheme adds to the rugged and sporty character of these watches. To make the dials colorful and lively the dials have been sprinkled with vivid orange accents. The layout is identical to other corresponding members from the Vacheron family. The chronograph model comes with a tri-register setup, a date window between 4 and 5, applied lume filled hands and markers, and a double-minute chapter ring. The GMT, on the other hand, features an AM/PM indicator, a circular date display, a triangle-tipped GMT hand, sharing the rest of the details with its chronograph sibling.
In terms of internals, both watches are powered by highly capable automatic movements that have been beautifully decorated and can be viewed through the sapphire case back. The GMT is powered by the in-house calibre 5110 DT/2 that operates at 4Hz and offers an autonomy of around 60 hours. The chronograph is driven by the column wheel-based in-house calibre 5200/2 that once again ticks at 4 Hz and offers an autonomy of around 53 hours using two barrels.
The new Vacheron Constantin Overseas Dual time and Chronograph “Everest” Limited Edition watches would be limited to 150 pieces each. The GMT model will retail for $31,300, and the chronograph has been priced at $37,000. Both watches would be accompanied by a Cordura fabric strap and a rubber strap.
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