This New Timepiece from Vacheron Constantin Is the Perfect Luxury Tool Watch

The Overseas Dual Time is available in several iterations and has been up Mt. Everest, but this is the first time it’s available in black.


Vacheron Constantin’s bread and butter may be classically inspired, elegant dress and complicated watches, but their forays into the more avant-garde and into serious tool watches have yielded some of the most interesting timepieces of the past few years.

Launched in 2018, the Overseas Dual Time is a handsome 41mm watch available in steel or in pink gold with multiple strap/bracelet options. Featuring a dual-time complication, AM/PM indicator, a date complication housed in a sub-dial at 6 o’clock, and the in-house cal. 5110 DT with dual barrels and 60 hours of power reserve, this is a serious adventurer’s watch — so much so that American photographer and adventurer Cory Richards wore a special version on Mt. Everest earlier this year (which is going to be auctioned by Phillips this December).

For those who have been waiting with bated breath for a black dial version, the time has finally come. The new reference 7900V/110A-B546 retails for $22,900 (as do the other two steel versions) and features three interchangeable bracelet/strap options — a matching steel bracelet with Maltese Cross-shaped polished and satin-brushed links; an alligator strap featuring a black nubuck lining with hand-stitched scales; and a third rubber strap.

Easily adjustable via the crown and a push-piece, the Overseas Dual Time uses a fourth, red-tipped hand to indicate home time, coupled with a day/night indicator, while the date window at 6 o’clock is synched with local time. The cal. 5110 FT features 234 components and is wound by a 22-carat gold weight, visible through a sapphire case back. Water resistant to 150m and 41mm by 12.8mm thick, it’s one of the clearest expressions of Vacheron Constantin’s desire to push beyond the constrains of 20th-century design.

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