Vacheron Invokes Mt. Everest With a Pair of Sporty Overseas Watches

As one of the “Big Three” Swiss watch houses, Vacheron Constantin is no stranger when it comes to creating incredible and inspiring timepieces. At the forefront of the 266-year-old brand’s current catalog is the Overseas collection — Vacheron’s answer to integrated bracelet sports watches from rivals Audemars Piguet and Patek Philippe. And VC’s latest limited edition Overseas watches are the brand’s sportiest and most compelling yet.

Vacheron Constantin has announced two limited-edition Overseas watches — Overseas Chronograph Everest and Overseas Dual Time Everest — which are inspired by a similar Dual Time Overseas prototype that mountaineer and photographer Cory Richards wore while summitting the world’s tallest mountain in 2019. The cases of both watches are crafted from a combination of titanium and stainless steel, with the chronograph measuring 42.5mm and the dual time coming in at 41mm. Both watches feature gray-blue grain-textured dials with 18K gold hands and indices and bright orange accents, making for a look that’s both versatile and striking. Each watch features a Hallmark of Geneva-certified in-house movement, naturally, with the chronograph housing the Caliber 5200/2 and the Caliber 5110 DT/2 ticking away in the GMT. The movements are both dressed to the nines, with each sporting a 22K pink gold rotor featuring an engraving of Mount Everest that’s based on one of Richards’ photographs.

Both Overseas Everest watches are sold on a leather-lined gray Cordura strap with contrasting orange stitching and come with an extra gray rubber strap. Each reference is limited to just 150 pieces and is available exclusively from Vacheron Constantin boutiques. The Overseas Dual Time Everest is priced at $31,300, while the Overseas Chronograph Everest retails for $37,000.

Purchase: $31,300+

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