Overseas seems to be a fitting name for a world time complication, and the people at Vacheron Constantin know exactly that, naming an entire collection of watches like this.
They’ve recently added the sixth timepiece to their exciting Overseas collection, called the World Time 7700V, a gorgeous watch that comes in a steel case, with three dial color variations of blue, brown, and silver, plus a wonderful map of the northern hemisphere on its dial.
The watch also features 37 time zones, much more than anyone thinks about. The map itself features velvet-finished oceans and the land satin-brushed in a sunburst, complemented by a half-smoked sapphire disk and a 24-hour scale divided into black and white.
Vacheron Constantin’s in-house caliber 2460WT powers everything up, with the aid of 255 components, a modern 4Hz (28,800 bph) and 40 hours of power reserve. The “WT” in the movement’s name stands for “world time”, a Vacheron-patented world time mechanism visible through the sapphire crystal case-back.
The levels of finishing on this particular timepiece are beyond description, but we did notice the Geneva Seal beneath the rotor, as well as on the caseback. Similar to all other Overseas models, the movement on this watch is protected from magnetism by a soft iron ring installed around the caliber.
The 43.5 mm wide Vacheron Constantin Overseas World Time 7700V is also water-resistant to 150 meters, and it’s fitted with a screw-down crown. The company’s new quick-release strap system is also present, and even though the 7700V normally comes on a bracelet, it also includes two additional straps, one alligator and one rubber – both in black, blue, or brown. Starting this fall, the $37,000 watch will be available for your enjoyment..