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Vacheron Constantin’s new Overseas unveiled

WATCHES & WONDERS SHANGHAI 2020

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September 2020


Vacheron Constantin's new Overseas unveiled

The 41 mm Overseas self-winding model, presented at the Watches & Wonders Shanghai 2020 exhibition, combines for the first time its sleek silhouette sculpted in pink gold with a blue Overseas dial.

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aunched in 1977 in honor of the 222nd anniversary of Vacheron Constantin, the reference “222” gave birth to a new sport chic esthetics of the Maison. Since then, this piece, with its radically assertive codes, has never stopped evolving and gave birth to the actual Overseas collection in 1996. The steel men’s wristwatch designed as a casual, sport yet elegant, featured a round case with a blue dial, a steel bracelet with double security folding clasp; it was powered with an automatic mechanical movement chronometer.

The launch of the new “Overseas” line in 1996 in Europa Star
The launch of the new “Overseas” line in 1996 in Europa Star
Europa Star Archives, 1996

The latest Vacheron Constantin novelty 2020 underlines the versatility and elegance of the Overseas line: the Overseas perpetual calendar ultra-thin model in pink gold and blue dial 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. The timepiece delivered with three interchangeable bracelet/straps (pink gold, blue alligator, blue rubber) for an optimal comfort.

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.

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.

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.

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