Vacheron Constantin: Trip To Overseas (Middle)

Even when he nearly died in an avalanche at the age of 30, Cory Richards never gave up climbing. He even wore OverseasDualTime this year to challenge the world’s highest peak for the third time. Of course, the Overseas in his hand is not the ordinary Overseas, but the one that Vacheron Constantin specially ordered for him. After all, this photographer and explorer’s self-breaking spirit is worth it!

Third stop: the spirit of breakthrough

   ‘When I saw the two places on the dial, I thought of home,’ said Cory Richards, a well-known photographer and explorer. He refers to the OverseasDualTime specially created for him by Vacheron Constantin, and it is also the watch he wore when he challenged the world’s first peak for the third time this year; using lightweight titanium and strong tantalum, and a waterproof Ventile® strap, it radiates Excellent sporty atmosphere.

Photographer and explorer Cory Richards challenged Everest with a special edition Overseas time watch.

   In addition to the titanium case, the first tantalum lower bezel and crown, antimagnetic soft iron inner ring, etc., which are designed to meet mountaineering characteristics, the CoryRichards Special Edition of the two places in the East engraved the Everest photos of Cory in gold Quality automatic disk.

   In fact Richards has been climbing mountains since he was 5 years old. He once said that he was not a person who could easily relax in social situations, but when he was on the mountain, he could be himself. He reached the world’s thirteenth peak Gasherbrum II (8,035 meters) on February 2, 2011, becoming the first American to stand at a peak of 8,000 meters in the winter, but almost died in an avalanche when he descended the mountain. He was exactly 30 years old that year. Despite having PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome), he did not stay away from the mountain.

In addition to the titanium case, the first tantalum lower bezel and crown, antimagnetic soft iron inner ring, etc., which are designed to meet mountaineering characteristics, the CoryRichards Special Edition of the two places in the East engraved the Everest photos of Cory in gold Quality automatic disk.

   He climbed Mount Everest in 2016 without supplemental oxygen, just as he had done this year. The difference is that this time he chose a path that no one took, climbing from the northeast side of Mount Everest. Unfortunately, the weather was poor and Richards and his companions had to choose to turn back at 7,600 meters. Before making a decision, he glanced at OverseasDualTime in his hand, thinking that the life under the mountain was worth his doing.

   In fact, the focus is never the result, but the process of constantly challenging and breaking through ourselves. It’s the same whether it’s photography, mountain climbing or watchmaking.

Overseas time watch with stainless steel case, 41 mm diameter, hour, minute, second, date, second time zone, day and night display, date quick adjustment push button, 5110DT automatic winding movement, power reserve 60 hours, Geneva mark , Sapphire crystal mirror and bottom, waterproof 150 meters, crocodile leather strap, quick release mechanism, stainless steel chain strap and rubber strap.

Fourth stop: appearance of time

   In this world, each of us is racing against time. Just why, and where are the goals? Some people race on the job, pre-emptively before the competition, and win praise; some people race against life, what goals are reached before they are all set, first; some people race against trivial matters, Missed a MRT, the bus started to be annoyed; more people are racing with life, but this time can not run fast, it is best to walk slowly and slowly, as long as possible. Anyway, we are racing against time.

   But don’t get me wrong, time is not our enemy, but our friend, just like the precious friend who grew up with you from childhood. We will keep our friends with us, and we will keep the time as much as possible. If you ca n’t keep it, you can wear it as a watch; it is best to start and stop at any time, as if fate is in your hands.

Overseas chronograph stainless steel case, diameter 42.5 mm, sapphire crystal mirror and bottom, waterproof 150 meters, 5200 automatic movement, 52 hours power reserve, Geneva mark, hours, minutes, small seconds, date, chronograph Stopwatch, stainless steel chain strap with quick release mechanism, crocodile leather and rubber strap.

   Overseas chronographs have attracted much attention since their introduction, especially after the launch of the so-called ‘inverse panda faceplate’. The reason for appreciation is not only the perfect configuration between the sub-dial, the date window and the main dial, but also the new-generation self-made 5200 movement. The vertical clutch mechanism and the column wheel are used to make the handle feel smooth, and the lock mechanism (a quarter turn can be unlocked) can prevent accidental touch and start. And when you start the timing function, you can experience the appearance of time without imprecise details in the process of accumulating seconds into minutes and minutes into hours.