The 18K 5N pink gold Overseas tourbillon is driven by the spirit of travel, inherited from one of Vacheron Constantin’s founders. The Maison had its eye on far horizons right from the start, establishing a presence on four continents by the 19th century and nurturing its expansion by travelling to different parts of the world and making landmark encounters throughout its history. Building on the strength of this dynamic, the Manufacture constantly evolves its models in line with its customers’ requirements, such as this new version of the Overseas tourbillon model embodying a modern lifestyle that is resolutely open to the world. The precious 42.5mm case frames an emblematic blue lacquered dial with a sunburst satin finish reflecting a resolutely urban spirit. The watch can be worn as desired with a 18K 5N pink gold bracelet or a strap in blue Mississippiensis alligator leather or blue rubber. The leather and rubber straps each come with an 18K 5N pink gold pin buckle. No tools are required for these smooth and easy swaps.
The quest for excellence driving the Maison’s watchmakers makes them clearly aware of the imperatives that a calibre must meet. Technical mastery and extreme precision are the common denominators of this timepiece, whose rotating tourbillon cancels out the effects of the Earth’s gravity. Above and beyond the sophistication of this ultra-thin movement comprising 188 components housed within a 5.65mm-thick space, the spirit of the collection is pragmatically expressed through a comfortable 80-hour power reserve and the useful presence of a small seconds on the tourbillon carriage. Technical mastery is also evident in the calibre’s finishes. In addition to the openworked tourbillon carriage, the latter features a bar whose delicate hand-chamfering requires nearly 12 hours of work on this component alone. On the caseback side, the 22K gold peripheral oscillating weight – adorned with motifs inspired by the Maltese cross – not only enhances the thickness of the movement, but also enables one to admire the beauty of the traditionally-finished components.