The Vacheron Constantin Overseas collection, immediately recognisable by its hexagonal bezel evoking the Maltese cross, continues to explore new aesthetic horizons for 2020. Following in the wake of the Overseas Perpetual Calendar Ultra-thin model in pink gold and blue dial launched in the spring, the sportiest collection from the Maison is interpreted in a self-winding three-hand version that is as precious as it is sophisticated. It’s most striking asset lies in the all-gold theme running from case to bracelet and stylishly enhanced by the iconic Overseas blue. Newly launched, this Vacheron Constantin Overseas timepiece is a tribute to exploration and the perfect outdoor companion.
The dial is created in an intense blue colour that helps to accentuate the sporty character of the watch. Its pure surface reveals a world of details, hovering between vibrant and shimmering light effects. The sunburst satin-brushed centre makes a pleasing contrast with the circular satin-finished flange and velvet-finish minute circle. This subtle translucent blue-lacquered composition is punctuated by gold hour-markers and hands coated in white luminescent material. A date appearing discreetly at 3 o’clock completes the picture. This elegant and functional style makes a perfect match with the pink gold of the 41 mm case, flowing into a bracelet featuring likewise pink gold links inspired by the Maltese cross.
Because an active life involves countless surprises, the Overseas Self-winding adapts to every situation by adopting an attitude of versatile elegance. Depending on the occasion, it easily swaps out its pink gold bracelet for a blue alligator, or a blue rubber strap, thanks to the Overseas line’s signature interchangeability system. The Overseas dual time and pink gold chronograph models can thus be fitted with the new gold bracelet introduced on this model.
Inside, you will find the Calibre 5100; a self-winding Manufacture movement equipped with a 22K gold oscillating weight and adorned with a wind rose; a symbol of travel and discovery. The timepiece also boasts a 60-hour power reserve. In addition to its accuracy and reliability, it is graced with refined decorations revealed through the sapphire crystal case-back. The oscillating weight rotates on a baseplate featuring a Côtes de Genève motif. A compelling symbol, like an invitation to journey.
This model comes after the release of the Vacheron Constantin Overseas Perpetual Calendar, launched in April of 2020. This new Overseas Perpetual Calendar features a gold case and bracelet along with a blue dial; a spirited combination that endows this model with a distinctive new personality.
In addition to the case and bracelet combination, the brilliance of the gold extends to the blue dial, whose hour-markers, hands and moon discs are also made of 18K 5N pink gold. While the blue-lacquered gold dial captivates the eye with its sunburst satin finish, the counters are distinguished by their snailed decoration, and the gold-rimmed minute-rack opts for a velvet finish. These delicate decorations contrasting with the vertical-brushed finish of the case makes for a truly impressive looking timepiece that has been extremely popular since its launch.
It isn’t just a beautiful looking model, the 41.5 mm-diameter case accommodates a mechanical self-winding movement from a proud lineage, the ultra-thin Manufacture 1120 QP/1 calibre with perpetual calendar and moon-phase display. The latter function involves impressive feats of miniaturisation enabling it to cope with calendar irregularities while eliminating any need for correction until 2100. No less than 276 components are housed in a thickness of barely 4.05 mm. Beating at a frequency of 19,800 vibrations per hour and endowed with an approximately 40-hour power reserve, the mechanism drives indications of the hours, minutes, perpetual calendar function – with the day of the week, date, month and leap year shown on a 48-month counter – as well as moon phases.