The Times are Changing: Vacheron Constantin Patrimony Traditionnelle World

Bob Dylan was famous for his lyrics, specifically for saying "The times they are a changin’." This simple saying characterizes the paradigm shifts that happen from generation to generation as new ideas and philosophies change the way we think about the world. In addition to time changing as a culture, there have been many changes in various countries involving daylight savings time. One change specifically happened at an inopportune time in Russia when the government decided not to change the clocks back for daylight savings. This came just a month after the release of the Vacheron Constantin Patrimony Traditionnelle World Time watch that displays time from all over the world. The dial on the watch became outdated and forced Vacheron to re-design the watch’s dial and to place Moscow in a different time zone. This was a minor setback for the brand though, as it created the first world time watch with all 37 time zones and a pending patent. It is always interesting to see how companies learn to adapt to the various environmental forces that effect the operations of an organization. Vacheron Constantin responded by giving the new world time watch the ability to update the movement as new time zones are created.

37 Time Zones, 24 Hours a Day, and One Watch

With only 24 hours in a day, it can be surprising to hear that there are 37 unique time zones. This can be explained by the fact that there are many time zones that are different by a quarter of an hour to a half an hour. While it may be confusing to some, in an age where the world is becoming flatter and more connected, knowing the time differences on the fly can be very useful, especially for people involved in international affairs. The Vacheron Constantin Traditionnelle World Time watch was created specifically for the individuals who have a need or interest in knowing the time around the world. With a user friendly and intuitive design, the watch has three dials that make world time easy.
  • 1. Lambert Projector - The first disk on the watch has a mini map with major city names to easily identify time zones.
  • 2. Day and night display - Above the map, the watch has a unique shaded sapphire disk that indicates whether it is night or day in certain regions.
  • 3. Traditional minute and hour display - On the outer metal chapter the ring bears the minute track and hour marker.
The three dials of the World Time watch make it easy for anyone to conveniently view the time around the world. For those who travel frequently, the crown can be easily adjusted to adjust to whatever time zone you may find yourself. Full hour time zones are indicated in black while half and quarter hour timezones are indicated in red.

World Time Watch with World Class Design

Bells and whistles are always a welcome surprise when making any purchase, but only if the fundamentals are not sacrificed for show. Vacheron Constantin delivers on both innovation with the first watch to incorporate 37 time zones and aesthetic design. The Vacheron Constantin Patrimony Traditionnelle World Time Men’s watch features 42.5mm rose gold case, silver dial, scratch resistant sapphire crystal and caseback, and a brown alligator leather strap with gold folding clasp. This Vacheron Constantin Patrimony Traditionnelle World Time Men’s watch also features self-winding automatic movement, caliber 2460 WT, world-time module, stop seconds function, 28,800 vph, 27 jewels, approximately 40-hour power reserve. This watch is water resistant to 30 meters / 100 feet.