Four new references in steel and 18K 5N pink gold enrich the Vacheron Constantin Overseas collection, in a 34.5 mm diameter for the non-set versions and 35 mm for the gemset models.
The new diameters required the in-house designers to rethink the silhouette of the models, which are now slimmer and more ergonomic, giving them a slender appearance. “These new watches correspond to an aesthetic trend dictated by more classical standards”, explains Christian Selmoni, Director of Style and Heritage at Vacheron Constantin. “It is characterised by a reduction in the size of the watches, which are equally suited to both men’s and women’s wrists.”
Each piece features the Vacheron Constantin Overseas collection’s signature codes found on the larger-diameter models. The hours and minutes indications come with central seconds and a date display at 3 o’clock. The minutes track, placed around the rim in a single row, features a velvety finish creating harmonious light effects with the sunburst satin-brushed decoration of the lacquered dial.
The two models in 18K 5N pink gold as well as the non-set steel watch feature the collection’s iconic blue dial, while that of the steel watch set with 90 diamonds features a delicate shade of pink. The hours and minutes hands as well as the hour-markers in pink or white gold boast Super-LumiNova® inlays.
Watches are fitted with a strap interchangeability system. Each Overseas self-winding reference comes with three bracelet/straps: an integrated metal bracelet (in 18K 5N pink gold or steel depending on the case), and two straps in rubber and calfskin. Another new feature is that the calfskin and rubber straps are now all equipped with an interchangeable clasp/buckle: a folding clasp on the steel models and a pin buckle for the gold versions.
Calibre 1088/1 drives the hours, minutes, seconds as well as the 40-hour power reserve. This 144-component movement with a 4 Hz rhythm is fitted with a stop-seconds mechanism, enabling precise adjustment of the timekeeping functions. Featuring rear bridges bearing the Côtes de Genève motif, it features the collection’s emblematic rotor in 22K gold, decorated with a compass rose and visible through the sapphire crystal on the caseback.
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