As summer approaches, Vacheron Constantin has chosen to release two exclusive new Overseas watches clad in a deep shade of blue. The new watches are a simple date and a Dual Time.
The two new watches are pure VC. With simple, elegant designs for both, the watches also have a number of design features that sets the watch apart, but are easily overlooked. The unique bezel and the the beveled, polished edges. I personally prefer the dual time, as I don't think the font used for the numbers on the simple date fit the design of the watch. It seems too modern and, speaking of modern, it does not fit the brand image either. The dual time on the other hand, has a more refined design and despite all of the indicators on the dial, it still appears uncluttered. Both are 42mm in diameter. The Overseas simple date is equipped with Caliber 1226 SC, a mechanical self-winding movement. Meanwhile, the Overseas Dual Time is equipped with self-winding Caliber 1222 SC which, along with the hours, minutes, central seconds and aperture-type date, also drives a dual-time display with day/night indication as well as a power-reserve indication. Beating at a frequency of 28,800 vibrations/hour these timepieces enjoy around 40 hours of power reserve. Their mechanical movements are protected from magnetic fields by a soft iron case integrated within the case itself, and are water-resistant to 15 bar (approximately 150 meters). The Overseas (simple date) and Overseas Dual Time models are issued in respective limited editions of 350 and 300 and are delivered with two dark blue straps matching the dial: one in vulcanised rubber and the other in Mississippi alligator leather. A triple-blade, double-pusher folding clasp guarantees both security and comfort for the wearer of these watches.
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