Introducing the new Overseas Dual Time in steel/titanium

Last year Vacheron Constantin added a new version to its Overseas line: steel case, sand blasted titanium bezzel and a very cool slate grey sunburst dial creating a very cool monochrome post industrial look.

After the Chronograph and time only models, 2010 sees the launch of the Dual Time version. The watch will be available with a grey croc strap as well as a black rubber one.

The Dual Time uses the automatic cal 1222 protected by a soft-iron antimagnetic inner case.


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Introducing the new Overseas Dual Time in steel/titanium

Introducing the new Overseas Dual Time in steel/titanium

Introducing the new Overseas Dual Time in steel/titanium

Introducing the new Overseas Dual Time in steel/titanium

Rei
04/06/2010 - 18:38
04/07/2010 - 00:05
04/07/2010 - 05:55
LN
04/07/2010 - 17:14
Very nice watch!
04/06/2010 - 18:38
I can see this on Radek's wrist anytime soon! How are you all? Haven't popped in lately but wish everyone a wonderful time.
Thanks for the appreciation, buddy ;-)
04/06/2010 - 18:42
But I have my sights set on QdI... And I think I am going to wait for an in-house movement to get another OS. Hope it's not going to take VC too long to come up with it
Ah yes, OS with inhouse mov't is worth the wait, Radek! :-)
04/07/2010 - 05:13
The chrono QdI would be a great watch  (when they make one of course)
good to have you back buddy :-) (nt)
04/08/2010 - 17:30
e
Thank you Sir! Will try to visit more often :-) (nt)
04/09/2010 - 10:51
e
Finally!!! And what a niiiiiice variation on this model...
04/06/2010 - 18:39
I guess this color combo suits this very OS best, very post industrial look
Retro fitting
04/07/2010 - 00:05
Hi Alex! Thanks for posting this new addition to the Overseas line... I recall reading on the Lounge sometime last year that there is a possibility of retro-fitting new straps onto the steel/metal bracelet versions? Does the release of this new model mean that this can be done now?  If so, would any AD be able to do it, or would the watch have to be sent back to Geneva for a change of strap? I love black/charcoal crocodile! If you could also post a scan of the clasp, that would be wonderful! Best regards JAMES
bracelet models can be retro fitted with croc or rubber straps, Here's
04/08/2010 - 17:33
a photo of the clasp
Re: bracelet models can be retro fitted with croc or rubber straps, He
04/09/2010 - 00:00
Hi Alex! That is fantastic news!  And a beautiful clasp it is too!  Thanks for posting the pic as requested! I will investigate when I am at the Shanghai Maison next week! Best regards JAMES
Thank you for sharing this new Overseas Alex...
04/07/2010 - 00:19
The steel/ titanium combination with grey dial and dual time is outstanding. I would surely like to see this one in person.  I have a question about the Overseas not using conventional lugs. It appears that 4 screws are securing the bracelet to the case. Are the 4 screws the only pieces holding the case and bracelet together? As a luxury sport watch (capable of physical activities within reason) is this a very secure construction? Could you please explain? Thanks again for the good report and images! Best, Mike
Re: Thank you for sharing this new Overseas Alex...
04/07/2010 - 06:15
Hi Mike, I am a VERY happy owner of a stainless steel version of the Dual Time. I can comment on the use of 4 screws holding the bracelet directly onto the case.  These are screwed from the underside of the watch case, whereas the other 4 screws you see in the pictures only attach onto the links.  That said, it is possible for the screws to loosen.  That happened to mine, when one of the screws on the case end loosened (and eventually fell out!).  I had it fixed at my last service, and have had no problems since!  Despite my isolated experience, I do still think the watch is very secure in its construction. Moreover, this bracelet design gives it a seamless look.  As for the half Maltese cross links, each one is beautifully polished on the inside, and with satin finish on the outside - the satin finish is prone to scratches though... Hope this is helpful Best regards JAMES
Thank you for the great insight James!...
04/07/2010 - 18:32
I think the look of the Overseas is beautiful and finely crafted. The screws possibly loosening or shearing off is a design element that has bothered me with the Overseas for quite some time. None the less, it is a beautiful watch and I hope you have many great years with yours.  Best, Mike
Small 1 on date dial ruins it for me!
04/07/2010 - 05:38
What a beautiful watch, HOWEVER, the small 1 on the date dial ruins it for me. What does everyone else think? I think every VC watch is perfection except for the dual time range. They all have this "flaw." Alex is asking VC about this issue. I can't see why it was done. They could have changed the spacing on the dial to fit in a normal size 1 then give it space to seperate it from the 31. Check out photos of the other models.  Or am I anal retentive?!! Cheers. Gary
In a word: Yes! [nt]
04/07/2010 - 07:25
Miki
its purely a design decision (nt)
04/08/2010 - 17:33
e
Very nice
04/07/2010 - 05:55
I've always liked this model. The new color/metal combo is outstanding. I guess the teeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeny numeral 1 on the date wheel is a head scratcher, but then Patek did the strange 'ballooning' numerals on their current perptual date wheel... these Swiss! But anyway. I really like this watch, and it's a strange coincidence, I was just noticing today that on the Overseas Chrono, the minute hand does not quite reach the out=most end the hour markers. I was wondering why VC chose this design element, for I do not believe it is an accident. My thought is that it accentuates the outward energy of the dial. Also, maybe if it was longer, it might appear too long and too thin. Why mention this? Well, see for yourselves the longer minute hand here on the DT. Now that I see it, I really don't know if I prefer one over the other or if it even matters. But now I'm more curious, why the longer hand here and the shorter on the chrono? Alex? Any idea? The OS chrono, is, IMO, the best ultra high end steel sport watch out there, so... this is not a criticism of it, more a curiosity. thanks again Alex.
the difference of lenght is purely a design choice (nt)
04/08/2010 - 17:36
e
Re: Introducing the new Overseas Dual Time in steel/titanium
04/07/2010 - 08:53
Really very nice !
the market has decided that the steel/titanium did well......
04/07/2010 - 09:59
in design so we have the second of the same kind. so it must be nice !!! the bezel refreshes the watch with a sporty feel.
Sorry, not my taste (nt)
04/07/2010 - 17:14
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Re: Introducing the new Overseas Dual Time in steel/titanium
04/07/2010 - 20:05
All in all, it's a very cool watch! How big is the dial? Have to say,the second photo yields the best visual result.
Re: Introducing the new Overseas Dual Time in steel/titanium
04/07/2010 - 20:09
Great looking watch ver well balanced...
luv it, small modifications but a whole new watch nt
04/10/2010 - 19:40
nt
Thanks Alex, the pictures look great!
04/12/2010 - 21:29
I really like the new version of the OS models... and I really like everything that VC does which has a "post industrial look"... I thought that I would prefer it to the Chrono model, but now I'm not sure anymore. And the funny thing is that I didn't really warm up to the OS until I saw the US version with strap. But now that the chrono and dual time models are out in Steel/Ti version, I am finding myself liking more and more the previous bracelet version with white and black guilloche dials. In a way the sunburst treatment on the Steel/Ti version makes more sense for a sport watch, but I do like the "refined" look the black and white face have with the guilloche (I know it's stamped, but still looks pretty nice).  And while I much prefer straps to bracelets, I keep thinking that if ever I should have a watch with a bracelet, it should be an OS since the bracelet is the nicest I've seen... I also wonder what the previous style OS would look like with a strap - by chance, would you have any pictures of a black-faced OS with a black strap or a white one with a brown strap? Dilemmas, dilemmas, dilemmas... Cheers,  Francois
I think I'll sell my US limited OS to get this one, it looks sooo
04/13/2010 - 14:01
good, and I would look fantastic with a grey rubber strap or you can pimp it with a burgundy strap
Dear Moderator, what's the MSRP? (nt)
04/13/2010 - 14:52
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approx euros11500 (nt)
04/13/2010 - 15:39
e
Thanks for the info...
04/13/2010 - 18:16
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Re: Introducing the new Overseas Dual Time in steel/titanium
04/13/2010 - 19:11
An awesome combination of steel and titanium. VC has produced another winner. The dial in slate grey has my attention. Looking forward to seeing it in person now :)). Kind regards, Matt