The new Overseas Lady Quartz from the Vacheron Constantin Overseas collection features a black lacquered dial beautifully framed by the shimmering gleam of the steel case with diamonds on its bezel to light up the path of its hands. The date is displayed at 3 o’clock.
Quartz models for ladies in elegant watches with a sporty character are rooted in the tradition of the Maison. The legendary collection 222, launched in 1977, already incorporated a ladies version in gold or two-tone gold and steel, introducing a quartz movement. 19 years later, Vacheron Constantin presented the Overseas collection, featuring three models, the ladies model with – as in the 222 model – a quartz movement, particularly appreciated by women for its precision and its practical aspect.
The new Overseas Lady quartz has a 33 mm diameter case that combines feminine charm with its sporty look. Rimmed with a diamond-set bezel, its black sunburst lacquered dial makes a pleasing contrast with the facetted and luminescent 18K white gold hour-markers and hands. This practical and eminently legible Overseas model enhances its sporty look with the taut lines of its case water-resistant to 50 metres, flowing into a steel bracelet that can be changed according to its wearer’s wishes.
Suitable for all wrists with its 33 mm diameter, this model features a style capable of evolving as the day goes by, thanks to its interchangeable bracelet/straps concept endowing it with a variety of styles. Designed to ensure the Overseas a collection is fully in touch with its time, the bracelets/straps interchangeability concept launched in 2016 is picked up on this model.
The watch thus opts for modularity and a personalised touch by affording the possibility of being worn on a metal bracelet composed of links forming half Maltese crosses (for a more casual look), or a strap in either leather (as a chic variation) or rubber (for a sporty touch) – and all without any need for tools to effect the changes.
The hexagonal bezel, whose shape is reminiscent of Vacheron Constantin’s emblematic Maltese cross, is adorned with 78 bead-set round-cut diamonds. In order to focus on functionality, a quartz hours and minutes movement was chosen, also driving a central seconds hand and an aperture-type date indication at 3 o’clock.
Available in three versions – two steel models with a black or blue “denim” dial and a pink gold model with a silver dial –, this new watch offers all the qualities one would expect from a watch of character, while preserving its innate charm.
Model: Vacheron Constantin Overseas Lady Quartz Model with Black Lacquered Dial, Reference 1205V/100A-B591
Calibre 1207 SC Quartz
18.80 mm (8¼’’’) diameter, 2.20 mm thick
Hours, minutes, central seconds
Date at 3 o’clock
33 mm diameter, 9.37 mm thick
Soft iron casing ring ensuring anti-magnetic protection
Water-resistant tested at a pressure of 5 bar (approx. 50 metres)
Translucent black-toned 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 black Mississippiensis alligator leather featuring a black nubuck lining with a micro-perforated effect, hand-stitched, large square scales
Delivered with a third strap in black 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