Vacheron Constantin‘s Overseas collection now includes a new chronograph in a contrasting “panda” version. The new silver-toned Overseas chronograph comes with a sunburst satin-finished dial, snailed black counters, black velvet-finished flange, 18K white gold hour-markers and hours, minutes, seconds and counters hands, highlighted with Super-LumiNova®.
The ‘panda’ aesthetic principle originates from the motorsports-dedicated timepieces of the 1960s. The light-dark contrast offers enhanced visibility and highlights the indications provided by the chronograph function. This two-tone outline is reinforced by its three interchangeable bracelet/straps enabling the wearer to change the stule of the watch in a few seconds without any need for tools.
Since their creation more than 20 years ago, Overseas chronographs have always been synonymous with exploration for the Manufacture. These versatile timepieces combine the spirit of Haute Horlogerie characterising Vacheron Constantin with the refined sporting elegance suggested by the chronograph function. In a way, the Overseas chronographs have always marked, for the Manufacture, a desire for controlled yet subtly disruptive breakthroughs, a desire to explore other watchmaking territories and to experiment with new creative fields. – Christian Selmoni, Style & Heritage Director
The watch is powered by in-house self-winding Calibre 5200 that features a 22K gold oscillating weight adorned with a wind rose, a symbol of travel and exploration, visible through a sapphire caseback. The movement also has a twin barrel fitted with a column wheel complete with a Maltese cross-shaped screw and used to control the start-stop-reset chronograph function. In addition, this reliable mechanism is endowed with a vertical clutch to prevent any possible jerking of the hands when starting the chronograph.
The new watch reflects the collection’s versatile elegance thanks to the interchangeable wristband system enabling the wearer to switch from a steel bracelet with half-Maltese cross links to a calfskin or black rubber strap.
For Vacheron Constantin, Overseas watches express a desire for exploration across all territories: they are elegant, endowed with a strong personality and adaptable to every situation via the interchangeability system. This new model can thus be fitted with a steel bracelet for a casual look, a leather strap for a dressier style, or a black rubber version for sportier wear. – Christian Selmoni
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