Vacheron Constantin launched the new Abroad watch at SIHH 2016-Vacheron Constantin Abroad World Time 7700V.
The brand new Vacheron Constantin Abroad World Time 7700V watch is available in a metal case with three dial shade variations of blue, brown, and silver, all that includes a map of the northern hemisphere. Identical to the Vacheron Constantin Patrimony Traditionnelle World Time watch this new world timer options 37 time zones, greater than many watch makers dare to cram onto a dial.
It will be arduous for a lot info to not look a bit of cluttered, however that’s maybe a part of the attraction of a world time watch – just like the allure of a world map with its detailed info representing far-away and unique locations. The map portion of the inside dial, with velvet-completed oceans and the land satin-brushed in a sunburst, is roofed by a half-smoked sapphire disk that turns to symbolize daylight and darkness. Shifting outward from which are the cities, the 24-hour scale divided into black and white for am/pm, and a minute monitor.
Inside, the Vacheron Constantin in-home caliber 2460WT shouldn’t be new, however it will get the job carried out. It includes 255 elements and runs at a contemporary 4Hz (28,800bph), though one very notable shortcoming is its forty hours of energy reserve. Both an extended reserve or a minimum of a linked indicator would have been welcome – and maybe additionally potential to realize, because the motion just isn’t terribly skinny both, coming in at 7.fifty five millimeters thick. The “WT” within the motion’s identify stands for “world time,” in fact, and it’s a Vacheron-patented world time mechanism right here – though this world time indication was initially invented round 1935, by Louis Cottier, an unbiased watchmaker in Geneva.
Seen via the sapphire crystal case-again, the 2460WT is gorgeous, and the rotor has the star-like “wind rose” motif typically discovered on maps representing the cardinal compass factors – carried over from the opposite Abroad fashions, however seeming all of the extra congruous for this Vacheron Constantin Abroad World Time 7700V particularly.
With ranges of ending to be anticipated from the 260-yr-previous model, additionally, you will discover the Geneva Seal unassumingly revealed beneath the rotor, in addition to on the caseback. We’ll remind you that necessities to acquire the Geneva Seal have been tremendously expanded past motion ending.
Like the opposite Abroad fashions, the motion is protected against magnetism by a mushy iron ring put in across the caliber – it’s, nevertheless, combined with a see-by means of case-again. Certainly, the gentle iron ring will yield some improved resistance towards magnetic fields, however definitely much less, than what you’d discover on, say, a Rolex Milgauss or IWC Ingenieur.
At forty three.5mm large and 12.6mm thick, the Vacheron Constantin Abroad World Time 7700V is even bigger than the Abroad Chronograph, however not fairly as thick. As a sport watch, the case is water-immune to one hundred fifty meters, and is fitted with a screw-down crown. Vacheron’s new and appreciated fast-launch strap system additionally makes its method onto this mannequin – they usually need you to make use of it.