You may recall the release by Vacheron Constantin last year of a new Black range in the popular Overseas line. Now, a new traveller-oriented Dual Time joins the Overseas Black family.
With the same deep black lacquered dial and stainless steel case as its older siblings, the 41mm sized watch features sunburst satin-finished base with velvet-finished flange and 18 carat white gold faceted hour markers, with both the markers and hours/ minutes hands lumed. There is a double minutes and seconds around the rim.
Functionally, along with the time, central seconds, and second time zone, there is a date at 6 o’clock which is synchronised with the local time and set by a pusher, and an AM/ PM indication at 9 o’clock that is synchronised with the ‘home’ time. The ‘home’ time itself is indicated via the fourth central hand, which is tipped with a decently large red arrow for contrast and legibility. The two times are adjustable via bi-directional screw down crown. The date pusher has a quarter turn screw lock.
Inside the new Reference 7900V/110A-B546 is the automatic Calibre 5110 DT. Beating at 28,800VPH (4Hz), it has a 22 carat gold oscillating weight and 60 hours of power reserve in its two barrels.
With a water resistance of 150m, it comes with three interchangeable ‘quick change’ system bracelet/ straps, all of which can be swapped for each other using the Vacheron ‘quick change’ system that does not require the use of any strap changing tools. The three are – a steel bracelet featuring polished/ satin-brushed half Maltese Cross inspired links, a black Mississippiensis alligator perforated effect strap with black nubuck lining, and a black rubber strap. There is a stainless steel folding clasp to be used for the latter two straps.
The Australian RRP for the new Overseas Black Dual Time is $36,500. Also, this seems an opportune time to mention that Vacheron Constantin have just opened their first Australian boutique at 88 Collins St, Melbourne. Their number is (03) 9228 7100.
[Photo credit : Vacheron Constantin]