Vacheron Constantin Overseas Self-Winding
The Vacheron Constantin Overseas Self-Winding is now available for the first time with a pink gold case paired with a blue dial. The model is presented on an 18-carat gold bracelet and is also supplied with two straps in blue alligator leather and blue rubber. The bracelet/straps can be easily swapped, courtesy of the brand’s user-friendly ‘signature interchangeability system’.
The first version of the Vacheron Constantin Overseas was launched in 1996, harnessing some of the DNA of the brand’s former 222 models. From the outset, the Overseas model featured a round dial and bezel positioned atop a tonneau-shaped case. The bezel was crenellated, the bracelet was satin-finished with polished highlights and the model was housed in a 37mm case. Subsequently, two further case sizes, 35mm and 24mm, were released. The inaugural model was a three-hander with a date and was offered in either a gold case or stainless steel option. The chronograph did not arrive until 1999.
In 2004, the Vacheron Constantin Overseas received a major overhaul and grew in size with the chronograph measuring 42.5mm in diameter. However, much of the design language of the original was retained.
This latest version of the Vacheron Constantin Overseas was released in 2016. The bezel lost a couple of its crenellations and the watch appeared cleaner, more elegant and exhibited a more ‘dressy’ appearance.
Since 2016, the Overseas collection has expanded and now encompasses numerous versions endowed with various complications. Case sizes range from 33mm to 42.5mm for the Overseas Tourbillon. The venerated Maison offers a choice of case materials from stainless steel, bi-metallic to luxurious 18-carat gold.
For the first time, the Vacheron Constantin Overseas Self-Winding is available in 18-carat pink gold paired with a blue Overseas dial. The case is 41mm in diameter and the movement, the Calibre 5100, fulfils the onerous requirements of the Poinçon de Genève. Most notably, the watch comes supplied on an 18-carat gold bracelet along with two further straps in blue alligator leather and blue rubber. The bracelet straps can be easily swapped, courtesy of the brand’s user-friendly ‘signature interchangeability system’.
The brand’s press release (September 2020)
The Overseas collection, immediately recognisable by its hexagonal bezel evoking the Maltese cross, continues to explore new aesthetic horizons. Following in the wake of the Overseas perpetual calendar ultra-thin model in pink gold and blue dial launched for Watches & Wonders 2020, the sportiest collection from the Maison is interpreted in a self-winding three-hand version that is as precious as it is sophisticated. Its most striking asset lies in the all-gold theme running from case to bracelet and stylishly enhanced by the iconic Overseas blue.
Sleek and functional style
The visual journey begins on the dial, whose intense blue colour accentuates 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 gold bracelet for a blue rubber or alligator leather 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 and available in Vacheron Constantin boutiques and points of sale.
The accuracy of a self-winding movement
The Overseas self-winding watch relies on the Manufacture 5100 calibre and its comfortable 60-hour power reserve. In addition to its accuracy and reliability, it is graced with refined decorations revealed through the sapphire crystal case-back. A 22K gold oscillating weight adorned with a wind rose rotates on the baseplate graced with a Côtes de Genève motif. A potent symbol, like an invitation to journey
For the first time, the 41mm Overseas self-winding watch teams a pink gold case and bracelet with a blue Overseas dial. An elegant combination delivered with three interchangeable bracelet/straps (pink gold, blue alligator leather, blue rubber).