and I had one within my grasp

Nov 06, 2021,21:59 PM
 

years ago and let it slip by

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Best of The Hour Lounge: World Timers

 
 By: Tick Talk : November 6th, 2021-01:42
Sir Sandford Fleming (1827 - 1915) Canadian Engineer and Inventor Scottish-born, Fleming moved to Canada at the age of 18 where made his mark as a railway engineer and prolific inventor. He was instrumental in defining the beaver as Canada's national symb...  

Thanks for a typically interesting read Dean, always good to learn about some relevant aspects of one of the most prestigious and historically relevant watch brands -- not to mention that Worldtimers are a big favorite of our forum!

 
 By: FabR : November 6th, 2021-02:32
And thanks most of all for writing with your usual wit every single time the story would lend itself to it....loved it! As a marginal comment after 15+ years that I've been in the US, "Foreign Secretaries" here are called "Secretaries of State" (perhaps, ... 

Pleasure👍🥂

 
 By: FabR : November 6th, 2021-22:19

Fantastic Post

 
 By: chintu : November 6th, 2021-02:37
Thanks. The Vacheron Traditionnelle World Time with its 37 timezones is a true beauty. A fresh caliber and an under-appreciated watch.

More References on V&C's World Time Watches

 
 By: Tick Talk : November 6th, 2021-03:06
Here is a partial list of earlier references which predate this article from The Hour Lounge and should be recognized for their contribution to the subject. Anton Kreuzer's book, Augenweide Armbanduhr: Vacheron Constantin (Carinthia Verlag Klagenfurt 1992...  

and I had one within my grasp

 
 By: Tick Talk : November 6th, 2021-21:59
years ago and let it slip by

Mixed feelings with this one

 
 By: Tick Talk : November 7th, 2021-16:37
I told VC Heritage about the piece while researching and, to my pleasant surprise, next saw it at the Maison in 2011. I was able to pick up the non-WT version sometime after, No. 1 even! ...  

Thanks for the comprehensive review article, Tick Talk.

 
 By: joenghenry : November 6th, 2021-04:56
I was also fascinated by this beauty 37 time zone world timer by VC. It is a completely new caliber, allowing adjustment of all timezones (not just in an hour increment/ reduction) by the crown alone. The dial construction is also ingenious and complex, s...  

lovely indeed

 
 By: Tick Talk : November 6th, 2021-22:00
thanks for sharing your owner impressions. 42mm would be difficult for me as well :-(

Aaaah, mon ami, you made my day. I love world time watches. And VC WT are no exception.

 
 By: amanico : November 6th, 2021-07:45
The 6213 is a dream. A sublime watch, very Vacheron, for me. Good to remind that Cottier started with Vacheron before he was " used by " Patek. Here is a picture of the Evasion, in white gold. A pity it had the date. Can you imagine how beautiful it would...  

WT is a most romantic complication

 
 By: Tick Talk : November 6th, 2021-22:03
conjures images of travel to exotic locations! I do favor the vintage ones with adventurous destinations like Klondike and Skagway on the dial.

THL..

 
 By: TeutonicCarFan : November 6th, 2021-19:56
..used to cruise that a lot. Probably why I find VC as my favorite brand. Heritage, innovation, art along with avant garde case designs.

Very very interesting write up

 
 By: hans_jorgen_1968 : November 6th, 2021-21:02
on one of my favorite watch topics - world timers Thankyou so much BR Hans

Vacheron & Verger World Time Clock

 
 By: Tick Talk : December 10th, 2021-00:26
While preparing the latest Best of The Hour Lounge on Skeletonization, I was astonished to notice this 1930s Verger Frères table clock had a World Time function! It doesn't have the Cottier System, but instead required the user to manually turn the inner ...  

nice article

 
 By: RayLoveWatch : February 17th, 2022-13:07

Good day, Sir. I read this terrific account at the time and was glad to do so again just now. By happy coincidence I came to WPS today to ask about the Evasion World Time, which you note above.

 
 By: Rosneathian : June 15th, 2022-14:01
I've just bought one of the initial 100 in white gold and wanted to know a little more about it. I have all the basic information (reference number, movement, made for Japanese market, other properties) so my curiosity has more to do with the circumstance...