Vacheron Constantin reveals the Overseas Collection with new brown dials
Vacheron Constantin releases the new Overseas Collection. All the models in the Overseas Collection are equipped with Manufacture movements – including three new calibres that are self-winding.
The world time, chronograph and automatic/date and small models are now offered with brown dials. Like the other references from the Overseas collection, these new watches in steel bear the Hallmark of Geneva and are fitted with easily interchangeable bracelets/straps.
The dial is coated with a translucent brown lacquer that intensifies the depth effect and alternate between sunburst, snailed and velvety finishes. The screwed-down caseback fitted with a sapphire crystal reveals the 22K gold oscillating weight adorned with sandblasted, polished and finely grained finishes, and with a wind rose, a universal symbol indicating the cardinal points for travellers.
Overseas heures du monde – Calibre 2460 WT
The dial of the Overseas world time displays 37 time zones, including those that are off-set by a half-hour or quarter-hour in relation to UTC time. The centre of the dial features a "Lambert" projection map depicting the continents and the oceans, along with a translucent lacquered disc bearing the city names.
A sapphire disc laid over the map provides day/night indications, synchronised with the 24-hour disc. A translucent lacquered velvet-finished outer ring serves to indicate the hours and minutes.
The Overseas world time model features a 43.5 mm-diameter case housing Caliber 2460 WT. This self-winding movement patented, developed and crafted by Vacheron Constantin operates at a frequency of 4 Hz (28,800 vibrations) per hour and enjoys a 40-hour power reserve. All the indications powered by this mechanism are smoothly and easily adjusted via the crown.
Overseas chronographe – Calibre 5200
Overseas – Calibre 5100
This Overseas model has a 41 mm-diameter case in stainless steel and powered by the new Calibre 5100 entirely designed, developed and crafted by Vacheron Constantin which is composed of 172 parts. It beats at the rate of 28,800 vibrations per hour and has more than 60-hour power reserve guaranteed by its twin barrels.
The transparent screwed-down caseback reveals the precious 22K gold oscillating weight adorned with a wind rose. It is certified by the Hallmark of Geneva. It is anti-magnetic thanks to the soft iron ring surrounding its movement and water-resistant to 150 metres. This model lends itself to all occasions, and by far my favourite.
Overseas petit modèle – Calibre 5300
The ladies were not left out. The Overseas Small Model is adorned with 84 round-cut diamonds totalling over one carat and daintily set on its six-sided bezel.
The case is stainless steel and has a 37 mm-diameter. This new model is powered by the new Calibre 5300 developed and crafted by Vacheron Constantin.
This 128-part self-winding movement powers the hours, minutes and small seconds at 9 o’clock, while ensuring an approximately two-day power reserve.
The back of the watch provides an equally enchanting sight by revealing the 22K gold oscillating weight adorned with a wind rose.
Proudly bearing the prestigious Hallmark of Geneva, the Overseas small model in steel comes with three interchangeable bracelet/straps and an interchangeable folding clasp.