Vacheron Constantin unveils the first ever tourbillon model in the Overseas collection. Presented with a stainless steel case, this watch setting a crowning touch to the collection features sleek aesthetics and an interchangeable bracelet/straps concept endowing it with a variety of styles.
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 tourbillon movement, Vacheron Constantin creates a link between the escapist message inherent in the Overseas philosophy and the Geneva manufacturer’s deep-seated attachment to sophisticated horological complications.
In addition to the elegance of an open-worked carriage shaped like the Manufacture’s Maltese Cross emblem, the ultra-thin 188-part Calibre 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 caseback. It also reveals the exceptional level of traditional finishing.
The bar of the tourbillon carriage is entirely hand bevelled, 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®.
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.
Model: Overseas Tourbillon
Developed and manufactured by Vacheron Constantin
Mechanical, self-winding, peripheral rotor
31 mm (13½’’’) diameter, 5.65 mm thick
Approximately 80 hours of power reserve
2.5 Hz (18,000 vibrations/hour)
Hallmark of Geneva certified timepiece
Hours, minutes, small seconds on tourbillon carriage
42.5 mm diameter, 10.39 mm thick
Soft iron casing ring ensuring anti-magnetic protection
Transparent sapphire crystal caseback
Water-resistant tested at a pressure of 5 bar (approx. 50 meters)
Translucent blue-lacquered, sunburst satin-finished base with velvet-finished flange
18K white gold hour-markers and hours & minutes hands highlighted with white luminescent material
Steel bracelet, half Maltese cross-shaped polished and satin-brushed links
Delivered with a second strap in blue Mississippiensis alligator leather featuring a blue nubuck lining with a micro-perforated effect, hand-stitched, large square scales
Delivered with a third strap in blue rubber
Stainless steel bracelet secured by a stainless steel triple-blade folding clasp with push-pieces and comfort-adjustment system
Delivered with a second stainless steel triple-blade folding clasp with push-pieces and patented interchangeable system compatible with both additional straps