The flagship model of Vacheron Constantin’s Overseas collection, the Overseas Chronograph is given a new expression this year with this steel variation enhanced by a deep blue dial. With its caseback distinguished by a raised motif depicting the historical Amerigo Vespucci sailboat, this Haute Horlogerie chronograph echoes all the distinctive codes and characteristics which, right from the time of its launch in 1996, have contributed to forging the strength of this technical and sporting line.
Witness its famous bezel inspired by the Maltese Cross, its crown and its screw-lock pushers, its soft iron cage protecting the mechanical movement from magnetic fields of up to 25,000 A/m, as well as its case that is water-resistant to 15 bar (around 150 metres.
Another distinctive feature is the particularly supple and comfortable steel bracelet – inseparable from any genuinely sporting watch – with its links shaped like a half Maltese Cross.
An object of fascination due to its complex mechanism – reflecting both the sporting spirit and precision timing performance – the new Overseas Chronograph model is distinguished by its deep blue dial with meticulous finishing, enhanced by luminescent hands and hour-markers guaranteeing perfect readability.
The refined and elegant 42 mm-diameter cases houses Calibre 1137, a mechanical self-winding chronograph movement comprising 183 parts, endowed with a 40-hour power reserve and beating at the frequency of 21,600 vibrations/hour. In addition to the hours, minutes and small seconds at 6 o’clock along with the chronograph functions – sweep seconds-hand, 30-minute counter at 3 o’clock and 12-hour counter at 9 o’clock – this Overseas Chronograph watch features a large date appearing through a twin aperture at 12 o’clock.
Clearly dedicated to both technical sophistication and aesthetic elegance, this new Overseas Chronograph model from Vacheron Constantin strengths the enviable stature acquired by the Geneva-based Manufacture in the field of Haute Horlogerie sports watches. It once again demonstrates that mechanical complexity can work wonders when it is combined with iconic design.
Model: Overseas Chronograph
Movement thickness: 6.60 mm
Movement diameter: 26.20 mm (11 ¼ lignes)
Jewelling: 37 jewels
Number of parts: 183
Frequency: 3 Hz (21,600 vibrations/hour)
Power reserve: Approximately 40 hours
Hours, minutes and small seconds at 6 o’clock
Chronograph with column wheel
Large date at 12 o’clock
12-hour and 30-minute counters
Screwed-down crown and pushpieces
Solid case-back with stamped “Overseas” medallion
Satin-finished table, polished bezel, chamfered edges
Water resistance: Tested at a pressure of 15 bar (approx. 150 metres)
Laquered blue shiny dial
Blue snailed counters with rhodiumized diamond-polished filets
Hands and hour-markers in 18K white gold with white luminescent material
Stainless steel, polished and satin-finished half Maltese cross links
Clasp: Stainless steel triple blade folding clasp, double security with buttons