Vacheron Constantin Overseas Small Model Date Self-Winding

Vacheron Constantin dedicates a new watch model to ladies from its sporty Overseas collection. The new Overseas Small Model Date Self-Winding watch is a perfect alliance between jewellery making and horology techniques. This ladies’ watch is notably distinguished by its 36 mm-diameter case in 18-carat pink gold and by its mechanical self-winding movement.

The case, the design, and the ergonomics of this new Overseas model – which retains all the identifying characteristics of the collection – are specifically intended for women. Its outstanding elegance is matched by its technical complexity, as embodied in the remarkably slender 18-carat pink gold case housing a soft iron antimagnetic protective cage – a collection signature feature – ensuring the smooth running of the mechanical movement. This new Overseas Small Model Date Self-Winding watch also picks up other classic themes of the collection, such as the Maltese Cross inspired bezel and the links of the 18-carat pink gold bracelet inspired by the same motif.

Water-resistant to 5 bar (approximately 50 metres), the refined case of this Overseas timepiece is fitted with a solid screw-in case-back adorned with the Overseas medallion bearing the engraving of the famous Amerigo Vespucci three-masted sailing vessel.

In response to women’s ever growing attraction to fine mechanical watchmaking, the slender case houses Calibre 1226, a 143-part mechanical self-winding movement. It beats at a frequency of 28,800 vibrations per hour, drives the hours, minutes, central seconds and date functions, and ensures an approximately 40-hour power reserve.

The perfectly readable sunburst satin-brushed silver-toned dial is a blend of elegance and understatement, enlivened by the collection’s characteristic hands coated with a white luminescent substance for the hours and minutes. The date window at 3 o’clock and the 18-carat pink gold applied Arabic numerals represent distinctive new features of this ladies’ variation and an eloquent expression of horological classicism, while the bezel delicately set with 88 brilliant-cut diamonds (approx. 0.36 cts) lends an additional touch of femininity.

The new Overseas Small Model Date Self-winding from Vacheron Constantin comes in two versions: one with an 18-carat pink gold bracelet, and the other with a taupe-coloured leather strap complete with an additional vulcanised grey rubber strap. A triple-blade, double-pusher folding clasp in 18-carat pink gold featuring a polished half Maltese Cross ensures optimal security and comfort on the wrist.

Technical details
Model: Overseas Small Model Date Self-Winding

References
Ref 47560/D10R-9672 (pink gold bracelet)
Ref 47560/000R-9672 (leather and rubber straps)

Movement
Calibre: 1226
Energy: Mechanical self-winding
Movement thickness: 3.25 mm
Movement diameter: 26.60 mm (11 ½ lignes)
Jewelling: 36 jewels
Number of parts: 143
Frequency: 4 Hz (28,800 vibrations per hour)
Indications: Hours, minutes, central seconds and date
Power reserve: Approximately 40 hours

Case
18K 5N pink gold
36 mm in diameter
Bezel set with 88 brilliant-cut diamonds (approx. 0.36 cts)
Solid back with “Overseas” medallion
Screw-fastened, protected against magnetic fields
Water resistance: Tested to pressure of 5 bar (approx..50 metres)

Dial
Sunburst satin-brushed silver-toned
11 applied Arabic numerals in 5N 18K pink gold and 8 black-painted round hour-markers highlighted with a white luminescent substance.
Black-painted minute track

Bracelet/Strap
18K 5N pink gold bracelet or taupe coloured hand-sewn saddle-stitched Mississippiensis alligator leather with large square scales
The leather strap version is delivered with an additional strap in grey vulcanised rubber

Clasp
Triple-blade double-safety folding clasp with 18K 5N pink gold pushers, polished half Maltese Cross

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