Vacheron Constantin Overseas, black dial
Vacheron Constantin unveils two versions of the Overseas - self-winding and chronograph - featuring a brand new black dial.
Twenty years ago, Vacheron Constantin had made its Overseas watch the symbol of watchmaking pleasure geared towards travel and escapism. In 2016, the Geneva-based Manufacture opened up whole new horizons for its emblematic model through a collection with a revisited design perpetuating its initial spirit and offering power and distinction, a sporting temperament and undeniable refinement.
In 2018, Vacheron Constantin unveils the Overseas black dial model, beautifully framed by the shimmering gleam of the steel case, and available in two versions: a self-winding three-hand watch, and a chronograph.
The self-winding three-hand version comes in a 41mm stainless steel case, with soft iron casing ring ensuring anti-magnetic protection, screwed-down crown, and sapphire crystal caseback. Water-resistant to 150 metres, is has a black lacquered dial, with circular satin-finished flange, and 18K white gold hour-markers and hours and minutes hands highlighted with white luminescent material. Entirely developed and manufactured by Vacheron Constantin, the self-winding Caliber 5100 beats at 28,800 vibrations/hour and offers a 60-hour power reserve.
Overseas self-winding, black dial, rubber strap, ref. 4500V/110A-B483 © Vacheron Constantin
For the chronograph version that measures 42.5 mm in diameter, Vacheron Constantin has focused on legibility by choosing a silver-toned colour for its three additional counters. This ‘panda-type’ aesthetic principle is inspired by 1960s watches dedicated to motorsports. The light/dark contrast guarantees enhanced visibility and accentuates the indications provided by the chronograph function.
The timepiece is powered by the self-winding Calibre 5200, whose 22K oscillating weight adorned with a windrose may be admired through the sapphire crystal caseback. This twin-barrel movement is equipped with a column-wheel driving the chronograph start, stop and reset functions and also features a vertical clutch that prevents any potential jerking of the hand when the chronograph is activated.
Overseas chronograph, black dial, rubber dial, ref. 5500V/110A-B481 © Vacheron Constantin
The bracelets/straps interchangeability concept launched two years ago is picked up on the new black dial models. The watches thus opt for modularity as they are delivered with three bracelets/straps: a steel bracelet, with satin-brushed links; a black Mississippiensis alligator leather strap, featuring a black nubuck lining with micro-perforated effect; and a black rubber strap.
An exploration of the history of Vacheron Constantin is a voyage of discovery, revealing the excellence of age-old watchmaking. Each timepiece is the result of the creative inspiration of the watchmaker or craftsman, dedicating their knowhow to the birth of outstanding watches. The Manufacture also works within a social and environmental code of ethics, and has had Responsible Jewellery Council certification since 2012.Find out more >
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