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Vacheron Constantin sends the Overseas into a spin
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Vacheron Constantin sends the Overseas into a spin

Wednesday, 16 January 2019
By The FHH Journal editors
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A first-ever tourbillon joins the Overseas collection. This latest addition, in steel, is equipped with Vacheron Constantin’s extra-thin Calibre 2160. The peripheral rotor delivers 80 hours of power reserve. Three interchangeable straps are included.

Through the dynamic and harmonious lines of its stainless steel case, its characteristic six-sided bezel as well as its emblematic blue dial, the overseas dial combines power with elegance, and distinction with wide new horizons. By enriching the collection with its first self-winding tourbillion movement, Acheron Constantine creates a link between the escapist message inherent in the overseas philosophy and the Geneva manufacturer’s deep-seated attachment to sophisticated homological complications.

Overseas tourbillon, steel strap © Vacheron Constantin
Overseas tourbillon, steel strap © Vacheron Constantin

In addition to the elegance of an open worked carriage shaped like the Manufacture’s Maltese cross emblem, the ultra-thin 188-part Caliber 2160 – first presented in 2018 and measuring just 5.65 mm thick – opts for a 22K gold peripheral rotor. This choice ensures a clear view of the mechanism beating at the stately frequency of 2.5 Hz, visible through the transparent sapphire crystal case back. It also reveals the exceptional level of traditional finishing. The bar of the tourbillion carriage is entirely handbevelled, a task requiring around 12 hours for this component alone. The new Overseas Tourbillon features central hours and minutes, a tourbillon with seconds indication at 6 o’clock, displayed on a blue-lacquered sunburst satin-finished dial enlivened by hands and hour-markers enhanced with Super-LumiNova®.

No need for any tools, since one smooth move is enough. Thanks to the simple and reliable interchangeability concept developed by Vacheron Constantin, the Overseas Tourbillon watch opts for modularity by offering the possibility of being worn on a steel bracelet or a blue leather or rubber strap, thus enabling the wearer to play with varying styles.

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