Launched in May of 2016, the Vacheron Constantin Overseas World Time was introduced a few months after the initial release of the revamped Overseas collection. It pairs the self-winding caliber 2460 WT -known from the Traditionelle World Time- with the refined industrial Overseas design. Notwitstanding its open caseback, it is rated anti-magnetic thanks to a soft iron ring surrounding the movement. The stainless steel case of 43.5mm features a quick-release system for the bracelet / strap, and the watch is supplied with a stainless steel bracelet, an alligator strap and a rubber strap.
Reference 7700V/110A-B172 has a predominantly blue dial.
Eager to make a major new contribution to the history of this complication, the Vacheron Constantin master-watchmakers and engineers have sought to create a mechanical movement capable of indicating not only the full time zones, but also the partial ones, so as to reflect the exact temporal reality in the 37 time zones. A number of countries have indeed adopted a half-hour or quarter-hour difference from UTC, and the Calibre 2460WT by Vacheron Constantin takes account of these specific characteristics. By way of example, it provides the correct time indication for Caracas, since Venezuela decided in 2007 to switch from a full time zone to a half time zone (GMT – 4:30).
The indication of the 37 time zones as proposed by Vacheron Constantin in its Patrimony Traditionnelle World Time is as complete as one could wish for. The display consists of three dials: a sapphire dial with a unique day/night shading; a metal dial with a “Lambert projector” type map; and a metal chapter ring. Beating at a frequency of 4 Hz (28,800 vibrations per hour) and endowed with a 40-hour power reserve, mechanical self-winding Calibre 2460WT drives displays of the hours, minutes, central seconds and World Time. It enables simultaneous read-off of the time in all regions of the world, along with the day/night indication provided by the central world map. All indications are adjusted via the crown, thus considerably simplifying the use of this highly technical watch. In light of these exclusive developments, a patent has been filed for the new Vacheron Constantin Calibre 2460WT bearing the prestigious Hallmark of Geneva.