At the start of the year Vacheron Constantin announced a significant update to its luxury sports Vacheron Constantin World Time Overseas replica watch, the Overseas. At SIHH, we saw time-only, chronograph and perpetual calendar models, and now a world time complication has been added to the mix.
A contemporary of Patek’s Nautilus and Audemars’ Royal Oak, for years the steel fake Vacheron Constantin Overseas has been the little brother within the famous three, but all that’s set to change, thanks to the revamped new collection that has everything going for it: looks, peerless mechanicals and an impeccable pedigree.
Vacheron Constantin’s Traditionnelle world timers are regarded as among the best in the business but, as the name suggests they’re a traditional take on the genre. This latest offering takes the same base, namely the Caliber 2460 WT, and puts it inside the angular steel Overseas case. Not so Vacheron Constantin. If you’re someone who regularly needs to know the exact time in Caracas (UTC-4:30), Nepal (UTC+5:45) or Adelaide (UTC+9:30) this steel Vacheron Constantin World Time Overseas copy watch has you covered. But what makes this movement so special? Well, it’s the only world time complication that simultaneously displays all 37 time zones, most merely sticking with the regular 24, neglecting those locations where the time is offset by 15 or 30 minutes.
Adding visual interest and an extra layer of complication is the central map of the northern hemisphere with the landmasses rendered in a satin-brushed sunburst, and seas shown in a velvet finish.
Because of all this extra information, the city ring takes up even more space on the dial than it would on a typical world time, but it’s still quite easy to read the world times off the 24-hour disc.
Vacheron has overlaid this rendering of the world with a sapphire disc finished with a subtle smoky tint. This disc, which is synchronised with the 24-hour ring, acts as a day/night indicator. And of course the movement itself is exquisitely finished, and carries the Geneva Seal. Meanwhile, the pink gold rotor is a stylised representation of a compass rose – a nice link to the adventurous spirit that underlies the mens fake Vacheron Constantin Overseas watch.