Vacheron Constantin and the Overseas. A collection that approaches their most sporty thoughts and – with the addition of this Dual Time version – exists out of a lot of different options. The Vacheron Constantin Overseas is a cool, classy but sporty watch. It’s a model that knows a lot of different variations. Besides that, I think we can say it should be – or will be – the role model voor Vacheron. A bit like the Golf is for Volkswagen. Anyhow, there’s a new addition now: the Vacheron Constantin Overseas Dual Time.

The Vacheron Constantin Overseas Dual Time

This watch is the latest edition and Vacheron’s pre-SIHH news. The show will kick off in January 2018 and this will be Vacheron Constantin’s headliner. The Overseas is the next best thing for people who don’t admire a Royal Oak or a Nautilus. However, I would find it hard to believe that a watch head doesn’t admire one of those two. What I personally like about the Overseas is the fact that it’s a watch which you don’t see that often. So it is indeed a good option if you’re looking for something that’s not part of every birthday-party or business lunch.

With the addition of the Dual Time complication, Vacheron works hard on making the Overseas a model that has something for everyone. Being a watch with so many different complications and different price tags, it’s very useful for a brand to create as much diversity as possible. Which you either like, or you don’t. I think it’s a good thing – being that more customers could potentially buy an Overseas now. On the other hand, I tend to hate it when brands keep squeezing the same model over and over to make profit. Then again, we already discussed that topic and being extremely creative is not something we should expect from brands like these.

Vacheron Constantin Overseas Dual Time SIHH 2018 House of Chronos

Two variations

The new Vacheron Constantin Overseas Dual Time comes in a steel version and an 18k pink gold version. Both watches look very sporty, which is good since there’s enough classiness in other Vacheron models. So my advise is, don’t wear it like a dress watch – it’s not. The steel watch comes with a silver or blue dial. In which the blue dial makes it a bit more traditional, whereas the silver dial makes it very modern and cool.

Both of these watches come with different straps and the fancy strap-changing system which makes it easy to change between different straps. The steel version comes on a bracelet (with Maltese cross motif links), blue or black alligator leather strap or a blue or black rubber strap. For the pink gold version there will be brown alligator leather strap or a brown rubber strap.

Vacheron Constantin Overseas Dual Time SIHH 2018 House of Chronos

Specifications

The watch measures about 41mm in diameter and 12.8mm in height. A perfect size, although it seems a bit more buff because of the case shape. At 9 o’clock we find the AM/PM indicator which comes in handy when you’re on the other side of mother earth. The additional central hand marked with a red arrow at the end is there to indicate home time. For each of the two timezones, you use the regular crown at 3 o’clock. The date display at 6 is set through using the additional crown at 4 o’clock. The date is linked to the home time indicator.

Vacheron’s Overseas Dual Time watch is powered by the caliber 5110 DT, a Dual Time version of the caliber 5100. It is not as thin as their extra thin movements, but it does the job. When fully wound, this movement lives for about 60 hours. A total of 234 parts are used to create this magnificent piece. If you like, you can cuddle it and kiss it while looking it right in the eyes – through the sapphire case back. Talking about watch love.

Vacheron Constantin Overseas Dual Time SIHH 2018 House of Chronos

A lot of buck for a reasonable amount of bang

As soon as February 2018 hits your enormously ugly toilet calendar, you’ll be able to buy this Vacheron Constantin Overseas Dual Time. For those that want the steel version, please bring $24.700. If you like to shine a bit more and strive to buy the pink gold one, $39.500 should do the trick. Please don’t ask me why the hell it costs so much more. I have no freaking clue – don’t come at me with ‘yeah gold is a precious metal’.