With all that, the day/night indicator has to be discreet, and it is, tucked away in a squint-or-you'll-miss-it spot on a subdial
for the chronograph hours at 9 o'clock on the dial.
The small seconds subdial
at the 6 o'clock position serves as a subtle reference to the period's graceful geometry.
At the 4 o'clock position, a white lacquered domed subdial
indicates the hours and the minutes via blued hands.
These functions range from Grande Sonnerie, meaning chiming every quarter of an hour, alarm with hour strike, leap year cycle, a power reserve indicator and 24-hour minute subdial
It features two hand dials, one showing the time and a subdial
with a percentage highlighting activity targets such as steps or sleep.
You activate the subdial
by tapping on the crystal, which is made of unbreakable sapphire glass.
o'clock positions to adjust the jumping hours in the left subdial
With a case made of reinforced cermet, developed for use in racecar engines, the dial is adorned by a central chronograph hand and two subdial
counters on either side of its axis.
The Seamaster 1948 has an opaline silver dial with a small seconds subdial
at 6 o'clock.
At 6 o'clock, as if suspended above this aperture, the seconds subdial
features the same subtle blued steel shade as the hands.
The minute circle, the power-reserve display as well as the inscriptions Vacheron Constantin Genave and Swiss Made are all transferred, while the seconds subdial
at 6 o'clock is circular satin-brushed.
The Date Astrale has an off-centered subdial
at 2 o'clock and its watch face blends mother-of-pearl and diamonds, mounted on the horns and bezel.