On June 18, 2019, New York-Vacheron Constantin held a press conference to celebrate the adventure of Everest by Corey Richards. The American explorer and photographer also took the opportunity to review his recent ‘outstanding’ adventure.
For Cory Richards, a professional photographer and long-distance explorer, the world is full of surprises, which makes people tirelessly discover and explore. Despite his rich adventures, the Himalayas have always held a special place in Cory’s heart. He has summited Everest twice, including the anaerobic climb in 2016. He never stopped challenging, and embarked on his third journey without hesitation. This time, he chose the route on the north slope of Mount Everest in Tibet to climb the roof of the world. This route is famous for its extremely difficult environment. Unfortunately, the extreme weather conditions made the expedition difficult. Despite a year of careful preparation by Corey Richards, the weather conditions that have not improved have led him to end this year’s summit challenge ahead of schedule. Facing the majesty of nature, this is undoubtedly a wise choice.
The enthusiasm, openness and tolerance of the world, constant innovation, boldness, and the pursuit of pushing the limits of the American explorer and photographer are also what Vacheron Constantin has always upheld. These common persistences and passions for their respective businesses prompted Vacheron Constantin and Corey Richards to explore the beauty of the earth together. Vacheron Constantin collaborated with a number of talented young talents to showcase the brand’s ‘unique talents’ concept. Corey Richards is one of them. These talents are recognized for their professionalism and constant pursuit of excellence. The brand’s “unique talent” and creative cooperation with young talents present Vacheron Constantin’s rich and unique brand world. Corey Richards captured the unique beauty of the earth and nature with the lens during this Everest expedition. These photos and video works will be displayed in Vacheron Constantin stores around the world. At the same time, the brand also used this creative work to launch the Overseas Vertical and Horizontal Series of two time prototype watches, this watch also accompanied Corey for the third Everest challenge.
OVERSEAS Prototype watch in two places, pays tribute to Everest challenge launched by Corey Richards
In order to grasp the climbing rhythm of this Everest expedition, Corey Richards needed a watch that could display both the local time in Nepal and the time in the United States. To this end, he chose the Overseas Time and World Series two time watches. And to commemorate this challenge and his constant pursuit of excellence, Vacheron Constantin specially designed a prototype timepiece for him, and carved a corresponding pattern on the oscillating weight according to a photo of Mount Everest he took.
The 41-mm diameter case is forged from strong and ultra-lightweight titanium, while a hard tantalum reinforcement is added under the bezel. In addition, the two crowns are also equipped with titanium protective reinforcements. This watch is paired with a dark grey Ventile® tech strap with orange stitching, and is known for its high density and excellent water resistance. In addition, the prototype’s dark grey frosted dial with orange accents and the NAC-coated movement demonstrate a unique sporting spirit.
Model 7910V / 000T-B603
Caliber 5110 DT
Vacheron Constantin develops and manufactures self-winding mechanical movements
22K Gold Overseas Vertical and Horizontal Series Exclusive Oscillating Diameter 30.6 mm (13¼ Laws), 6 mm Thickness Power Reserve for about 60 hours
Vibration frequency 4 Hz (28,800 times per hour)
Certified by the Geneva Seal
Display function hours and minutes
Second time zone, set by crown
Day and night (morning and afternoon) indication at 9 o’clock, synchronized with home time
The date indicator is located at 6 o’clock, synchronized with the local time, and set by the button
Case titanium and tantalum
41 mm diameter, 12.8 mm thickness
Tantalum crown, titanium crown reinforcement with antimagnetic soft iron inner ring
Screw-down crown and 90-degree twist lock push-button transparent sapphire crystal case back
Water-resistant to 15 bar atmospheric pressure test (about 150 meters)
Dial Dark grey frosted grain dial
Black anodized 18K gold hour markers and hour and minute hands with Super-LumiNova®
Strap Dark grey Ventile® tech strap
Comes with interchangeable gray rubber strap
Buckle Titanium pin buckle