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

Nov 06, 2021,07:45 AM
 

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 have been without???





The Patrimony WT is very tempting. Still in my mind, to tell you all. The only thing I don't like that much is the backside. Especially this rotor which takes too much place and hides the movement. But I can live with that. 

Thanks for sharing this superb article, my friend.

Nicolas

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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: Raymond2 : 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: Age_of_Surfaces : 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...