Vacheron Constantin Overseas Limited Editions “Everest”

Swiss luxury watch brand Vacheron Constantin presents two limited edition Overseas watches inspired by the prototype worn by American explorer and photographer Cory Richards during his ascent of Mount Everest in 2019.

Vacheron Constantin Overseas Limited Editions

This new offering from the brand is comprised of two a chronograph watch and a dual time model equipped with in-house self-made movements. Equipped with the self-interchangeable strap system, these two numbered 150-piece limited editions are ideal for everyday wear as well as for the most extreme adventurous activities like mountaineering.

Vacheron Constantin Overseas Limited Editions

Cory Richards is one of the talents chosen by Vacheron Constantin to embody its One of not many communications campaign.

In 2019, this weathered mountaineer undertook his third ascent of the ‘roof of the world’ via the North-East Ridge – considered the most difficult and perilous route – with an Overseas dual time prototype specially developed by Vacheron Constantin on his wrist.

Vacheron Constantin Overseas Limited Editions Everest Chronograph

The new Overseas models are distinguished by a powerful and distinctive style expressed through a skilful combination of materials, alternating between titanium and steel.

The case, the bezel, the pushers and pusher guards are made of titanium, a light, robust and corrosion-resistant metal. The only differences are the finishes: satin-brushed and polished for the case; polished for the pushers; bead blasted for the bezel, crown and pusher guards, reflecting the grained dial finish.

The anthracite grey tones contrast with the shimmering gleam of the stainless-steel bezel ring. On the dial side, these watches opt for an elegantly grained finish punctuated by bright orange accents, a dynamic colour matching the shade of the stitching on the Cordura® strap with nubuck calfskin lining, providing a blend of sturdiness and softness on the wrist.

Vacheron Constantin Overseas Limited Editions Everest Chronograph

Both versatile and elegant, these Overseas watches are equipped with self-interchangeable strap system. This ingenious concept enables tool-free swaps between the Cordura® and rubber straps supplied with the watches, thereby adjusting the styles in step with the mood and the occasion.

Vacheron Constantin Overseas Limited Editions Everest Chronograph

The Overseas chronograph “Everest” has a 42.5 mm diameter case with a contrasting combination of titanium and stainless steel. Its harmoniously dial composition ensures optimal legibility of the chronograph indications, particularly thanks to the bright orange colour of its central chronograph hand.

Vacheron Constantin Overseas Limited Editions Everest Chronograph

This timepiece houses the self-winding Calibre 5200/2. This twin-barrel in-house movement is fitted with a column wheel orchestrating the chronograph function’s start, stop and reset operations. This accurate and reliable mechanism also features a vertical clutch to prevent any potential hand stuttering when the chronograph is started.

Vacheron Constantin Overseas Limited Editions Everest Chronograph

The NAC treatment on the baseplate echoes the anthracite grey shades of this model, while the 22K pink gold oscillating weight bears an engraving of Mount “Everest” based on a photograph taken by Cory Richards during one of his expeditions to the Himalayan summit.

Vacheron Constantin Overseas Limited Editions Everest Chronograph

Directly inspired by the prototype built to accompany Cory Richards on his latest ascent of the ‘roof of the world’, the Overseas dual time “Everest” provides all the functions useful to globetrotters and experienced explorers.

Vacheron Constantin Overseas Limited Editions Everest Dual Time

Its 41 mm case is carved from a combination of titanium and stainless steel. The Overseas dual time “Everest” watch is equipped with the in-house self-winding 5110 DT/2 movement enabling simultaneous reading of two time zones.

Vacheron Constantin Overseas Limited Editions Everest Dual Time

In addition to the classic local-time indications, an arrow-tipped fourth orange hand displays the original (home) time, coupled with a matching-coloured day/night indicator.

Vacheron Constantin Overseas Limited Editions Everest Dual Time

The pointer-type date display at 6 o’clock is synchronised with local time, which can be adjusted by a dedicated pusher. The two time zones at 12 o’clock can be corrected by turning the crown in either direction.

Vacheron Constantin Overseas Limited Editions Everest Dual Time

The base-plated of the movement is finished with the anthracite grey NAC treatment. This contemporary styled dual-time calibre is visible through the sapphire crystal caseback. The 22K pink gold oscillating weight is adorned with an engraving of Mount Everest inspired by a photograph taken by Cory Richards.

Vacheron Constantin Overseas Limited Editions Everest Dual Time

Technical details

Model: Vacheron Constantin Overseas dual time “Everest”
Reference 7910V/000T-B922

Vacheron Constantin Overseas Limited Editions Everest Dual Time

Movement
Caliber 5110 DT/2
Developed and manufactured by Vacheron Constantin
Mechanical, self-winding
NAC treatment
22K pink gold Overseas oscillating weight with Everest engraving
30.6 mm (13¼’’’) diameter, 6 mm thick
Approximately 60 hours of power reserve
4 Hz (28,800 vibrations/hour)
234 components
37 jewels
Hallmark of Geneva certified timepiece

Indications
Hours and minutes
Central seconds
Second timezone, set by the crown
Day/night (AM/PM) indication at 9 o’clock, synchronised with home time
Date at 6 o’clock, synchronized with local time, set by pusher

Case
Titanium and stainless steel
41 mm diameter, 12.8 mm thick
Bezel, crown, pusher guards and pushers in titanium
Bezel-ring in stainless steel
Screwed-down crown and quarter-turn screw-lock pushers
Transparent sapphire crystal caseback
Water-resistant tested at a pressure of 15 bar (approx. 150 meters)

Dial
Grey-blue grained dial
18K gold applied hour-markers
18K gold hours, minutes, seconds and counters hands
Orange dual time hands
Hours-markers and hours & minutes hands highlighted with blue Super-LumiNova®

Straps
Grey Cordura® fabric with Orange stitching, featuring a black nubuck leather lining
Delivered with a second strap in grey rubber
Clasp Titanium/Stainless steel folding clasp

Availability
Limited and numbered edition of 150 pieces
Available exclusively from Vacheron Constantin boutiques

Model: Vacheron Constantin Overseas chronograph “Everest”
Reference 5510V/000T-B923

Vacheron Constantin Overseas Limited Editions Everest Chronograph

Movement
Caliber 5200/2
Developed and manufactured by Vacheron Constantin
Mechanical, self-winding
22K pink gold Overseas oscillating weight
30.6 mm (13¼’’’) diameter, 6.6 mm thick
Approximately 52 hours of power reserve
4 Hz (28,800 vibrations/hour)
263 components
54 jewels
Hallmark of Geneva certified timepiece

Indications
Hours and minutes
Small seconds at 9 o’clock
Date
Column-wheel chronograph (30-minute and 12-hour counters)

Case
Titanium and stainless steel
42.5 mm diameter, 13.7 mm thick
Bezel, crown, pusher guards and pushers in titanium
Bezel-ring in stainless steel
Screwed-down crown and quarter-turn screw-lock pushers
Transparent sapphire crystal caseback
Water-resistant tested at a pressure of 15 bar (approx. 150 metres)

Dial
Grey-blue grained dial
18K gold applied hour-markers
18K gold hours, minutes, seconds and counters hands
Orange chronograph hands
Hour-markers and hours & minutes hands highlighted with blue Super-LumiNova®

Straps
Grey Cordura® fabric with Orange stitching, featuring a black nubuck leather lining
Delivered with a second strap in grey rubber
Clasp Titanium/Stainless steel folding clasp

Availability
Limited and numbered edition of 150 pieces
Available exclusively from Vacheron Constantin boutiques