The new Overseas “Everest” presented yesterday by Vacheron Constantin may well be one of the most beautiful watches of the year 2021. The essence of the Overseas “Everest” is closer to the tool-watch and adventurous than to the dress-watch and elegant we have become accustomed to seeing in your other models in the collection. With a case that alternates between titanium and steel, a vibrant gray-blue textured dial with orange accents, and a set of Cordura and rubber straps make it a very good-looking watch.
Inspired by the dual-time Overseas prototype used by American mountaineer and photographer Cory Richards in 2019 during his expedition to the “roof of the world” via the North-East Ridge, the Overseas “Everest” is born in the form of two variants, the Overseas Everest Dual-time and the Overseas Everest Chronograph, both editions limited to 150 units each.
As mentioned, the main feature of Overseas Everest is the combination of titanium and steel. The case, bezel, crown, pushers, and pushers guards are presented in titanium, but with different finishes, satin-brushed and polished for the case; polished for the pushers; and bead blasted for the bezel, crown, and pusher guards and finally a polished stainless steel bezel ring. On the dial lies the novelty of introducing for the first time in the collection a grained finish dial in grey-blue tones, with small orange details such as the dual-time and day-night indicator hands on the Overseas Dual-Time version and on the three hands of the chronograph function that equip the Overseas Chronograph version.
Inside everything the same, the new Overseas Dual-Time comes with the In-house Caliber 5110 DT/2 that offers up to 60 hours of power reserve while the new Overseas Chronograph comes equipped with the In-house Caliber 5200/2 which offers up to 52 hours of power reserve, whose movements are visible through the open case back, featuring a 22K pink gold Overseas oscillating weight, carved in detail with North-East Ridge. Both variants are offered with a set of two straps, one gray in Cordura with Orange stitching, featuring a black nubuck leather lining and a second strap in gray rubber.
Both variants will be on sale exclusively at the brand’s official boutiques, at prices of € 31,700 and € 37,500 for the Dual-Time and Chronograph variants respectively.
As we have already shown at the beginning, the combination of colors and materials used in Overseas Everest seems to us to be brilliant and very well-conceived, given the small number of available units, we will probably have little chance of seeing them live, a situation that we regret and which is also shared by many fans of the brand. As well as many other opinions that have already been issued, we join the voice choir that asks for a current and non-limited edition of Everest soon, be it in steel or also in titanium/steel, and now with a metal bracelet, the fans will be grateful.
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Brand: Vacheron Constantin
Model: Overseas dual-time “Everest”, Overseas chronograph “Everest”
Reference: 7910V/000T-B922, 5510-000T-B923
Dial: Grey-blue grained
Case Material: Titanium and stainless steel
Case Dimensions: 41 mm Diameter x 12.8 thickness (dual time), 42.5 mm Diameter x 13.7 thickness (chronograph)
Crystal: Sapphire Glass
Case Back: Sapphire Glass
Water Resistance: 150 Meters
Strap: Grey cordura fabric with orange stitching, featuring a black nubuck leather lining strap and a second grey rubber strap
Calibre: Vacheron Constantin 5110 DT/2, Vacheron Constantin 5200/2
Functions: Hours, minutes, seconds, date, dual-time, day-night indicator (7910V/000T-B922); hours, minutes, small seconds, date, chronograph (5510-000T-B923)
Frequency: 4 Hz (28,800 Vph)
Jewels: 37 (7910V/000T-B922), 54 (5510-000T-B923)
Power Reserve: 60 Hours (7910V/000T-B922), 52 Hours (5510-000T-B923)
Price: € 31,700 (7910V/000T-B922), € 37,500 (5510-000T-B923)
Limited Edition: Yes, 150 units each