Vacheron Constantin Releases Limited Edition “Overseas” Watches
Just in time for summer, Vacheron Constantin has released a pair of limited edition models of the Swiss watchmaker’s sporty “Overseas” timepieces. These watches evoke the original seagoing spirit of the line right down to the Amerigo Vespucci three-mast ship engraved on the caseback.
Both the Overseas Simple Date and Overseas Dual Time watches feature dark blue dials with luminescent hands and hour markers enclosed by a 42mm steel case with screw-lock crown. Dark blue straps are available in vulcanized rubber and alligator leather.
The Overseas Simple Date model will be made in a limited run of only 350 pieces while the Overseas Dual Time model will have a run of just 300. Isn’t this the ideal accessory for that sail around the world—or just hanging around the bar at the local yacht club?
Huawei Watch Delayed Until September
If you’re one of the many who fell in love with the smart looks of the Huawei Watch when it was unveiled at this year’s Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, you’re going to have a longer wait than expected. The release of the smartwatch has been delayed until September and possibly even later into the fall.
So what’s the problem? It seems that the Huawei Watch runs Android Wear, which is controlled by Google. Most of Google’s services are not available in China, one of the main markets for any smartwatch being released anytime soon. That means that Huawei has to figure out how to make the device work worldwide or develop a separate version for sale in China.
This dilemma raises the question of whether other wearable devices will face similar challenges as they develop more complicated pieces and have to make them compatible all over the world. For now, those who long for the very attractive Huawei Watch will just have to wait a little longer.