What you have been waiting for! Introducing the Overseas Worldtime

 

 I had a lot of questions regarding a real travel oriented Overseas model and here is what you have been waiting for! The new Overseas Worldtime and the first Overseas model (ever) to offer this complication.

Available in a 43.5mm steel case the Overseas Worldtime is available with a blue, silver tones and lovely brown dial.

 The display comprises three parts. The centre features a “Lambert” projection map depicting the continents (enhanced by a sunburst satin-brushed finish) and the oceans (in a velvet finish), along with a translucent lacquered disc bearing the city names. A third sapphire disc laid over the map provides day/night indications by means of subtly graded smoky tints, synchronised with the 24-hour disc. Finally, a translucent lacquered velvet-finished outer ring serves to indicate the hours and minutes.
 
Like all the new generation Overseas models the rotr is engraved with a wind rose and is delivered with 3 changeable straps, one in steel with the Maltese cross symbol, one in croc and one in rubber

 

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A brilliant timepiece. Absolutely love this. The photos you have put
05/10/2016 - 11:10

up are stock / print images and hence do not do this piece any justice. Some of the sharper live pics on IG and FB show the true beauty of this watch.

Elegant, Modern, Casual, Badass...just some of the words I use to describe this.

Does it have the same movement as the Traditionelle WT, or is it different?

 

It uses a cal. 2460WT
05/10/2016 - 11:40

Which is the same World Time movement, but with the Wind Rose rotor.

I'm sure Alex has some great wristshots that he will follow up with. wink

I haven't seen the brown one in the metal yet
05/10/2016 - 11:42

But I already think its my favorite of the 3 dial options.  heart

Thanks Alex!

The Brown one looks very nice to me
05/10/2016 - 14:59

I hope to see it in real soon. Any available photo with the brown rubber strap?

Any idea when they will be available in Boutique?

Bravo VC.

Which one do you prefer Alex?

Cheers,

Liger

My favorite of the 3 is the brown dial as it is so unusual and not seen elsewhere
05/10/2016 - 15:39

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+ 1 and brown color is more "connected" with Earth
05/10/2016 - 16:27

Fits well on your wrist wink

Liger

Just added live photos
05/10/2016 - 16:07

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Gorgeous
05/10/2016 - 16:53

I will buck the trend ... my favorite is the blue.  I am anxious to see one in the metal.  Looks lovely.  Not all of us were on "the inside" to get an advanced look!  Hehe... thanks for sharing Alex.  Too many great new Overseas.

Ultrathing... check

Perpetual calendar... check

Chronograph... check

Worldtimer... check

Unlimited funds... not so much.

A big hot fudge sundae!
05/10/2016 - 17:30

I very much like the brown one!

I read the article at Hodinkee for their "exclusive pictures" of the OS World Time (they didn't show the brown one...), and it looks like 2016 will be a watershed for the Overseas. They seem to be very excited about it and the new movements that VC has introduced. I'm pumped!

Re: What you have been waiting for! Introducing the Overseas Worldtime
05/10/2016 - 18:57

Great implementation of the design for the OS, Alex.

Looks really really good. A definite winner!

The Brown on the strap or the Blue on the bracelet,
05/10/2016 - 20:33

decisions, decisions! This is really a treat and I predict great success for this one and the entire new Overseas line, just an instant classic IMHO.

Congratulations V&C!

Price and estimated delivery would be a nice thing to know too.

 

Best to all,

Tim

I've read $37k and late summer
05/10/2016 - 20:43

Beautiful watch, delicious looking! 

A few more live pictures :-)
05/10/2016 - 23:04

No longer under embargo angel

A few more live pictures :-)

A few more live pictures :-)

A few more live pictures :-)

Why Eucla and not Bloomfield?
05/11/2016 - 04:01

I looked up Eucla (one of the towns on the watch), and it's a little town with a population of 86 in Western Australia. My block has more people than that, and so I'm going to lobby that Bloomfield, Connecticut be added to the watch...we have a GIANT population of 20k--almost a mega city...

Actually, I was looking at the different cities on the watches, and I would have loved to have heard the discussions. "Well, first of all, no towns in Wales! They have no vowells" and "Who cares if no one has heard of L. Angeles, they'll figure it out...",  "Kabul? Is it still there?" I can only imagine how much fun deciding which cities to add to the watch and which not to.

Any idea why a town of 86 is on the watch?

Re: Why Eucla and not Bloomfield?
05/11/2016 - 13:27

Well, Bill.

It is actually a little more than "a little town"

It does have an unusual time zone being 8h+45min ahead of GMT. If you look closely at the dial (It's on my Traditionelle World Time as well) it's quite close to the next full hour zone. its history, location and unusual time zone make it a valid selection.

There are a few other places on the globe whose time difference is less than 1 hour, St John's Newfoundland in Canada being one. :-)

Connecticut already got special recognition
05/11/2016 - 15:49

on the 57260 (although it was Greenwich).  Don't be greedy, man.  When does FL get some love?

I believe that's Greenwich, England
05/11/2016 - 23:37

Greenwich, Connecticut is known to fans of Showtime's "Billionaire" and hedge fund managers, but I doubt it's on watches sold to the lumpen prolietariate. As small as it is though, it does have the only authorized Vacheron Constantin retailer in the entire state. (Bloomfield is hoping to get a Swatch dealer...)

Florida gets plenty of watch love! All of the best watch bands are made from Florida gators!

Actually...
05/11/2016 - 23:54

I believe it is, in this instance, Greenwich, CT.  The rumor is that the collector who commissioned the piece is from the area.  His identity is confidential, but based on observations about other aspects of the watch, it seems like a good bet.  Also, there is an ISO calendar function (used by financial types), which lends additional credence.  

And not to be pendantic, but those crocs are of the Mississipensis variety.  They may be from FL, but Mississpi still gets all the credoit.

Haha... too funny.

Re: What you have been waiting for! Introducing the Overseas Worldtime
05/11/2016 - 16:11

Wonderful !

I don't know which I prefer : the blue dial or the brown...

Re: What you have been waiting for! Introducing the Overseas Worldtime
05/12/2016 - 05:43

Thank you Alex.

There has been no other time when I have been attracted to world time watch.

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