The fourth week of September 2021 brought with it something that wristwatch collectors the world over enjoy – a surprise watch release! In this case, it was two Overseas models from Vacheron Constantin.

More specifically, they’re a Chronograph and Dual Time release based on a prototype worn by Cory Richards during his Everest summit attempt in 2019. In this article, we discuss the new releases, their inspiration, and some alternatives given that these new Overseas models are now completely sold out.

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Cory Richards’ Everest Expedition

In 2019, explorer/photographer/adrenaline junkie Cory Richards made his third attempt at Climbing Mt. Everest. He had attempted this feat twice before, in 2016 and 2017, both times without supplemental oxygen; he had been successful in the latter of these two.

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