After a steel version in 2019, the Overseas tourbillon from Vacheron Constantin now appears attired in 18K 5N pink gold. A tourbillon, a blue lacquered dial with a sunburst satin finish and an interchangeable bracelet/strap system accompany this material that is both refined and modern – two principles deeply cherished by the Maison.
This new Overseas tourbillon timepiece exudes elegance in every situation. Its sleekly sophisticated design stems from the dynamic and harmonious lines of its 18K 5N pink gold case and its hexagonal bezel suggesting the shape of the Maltese cross.
The precious 42.5 mm case frames an emblematic blue lacquered dial with a sunburst satin finish reflecting a resolutely urban spirit. In addition to its deep hue specifically developed for the collection, it is distinguished by the richness of its details: a sunburst finish accentuated by elegant light effects, 18K 5N pink gold hour-markers and hands, all beautifully matching the interchangeable bracelet/straps.
The watch can be worn as desired with a 18K 5N pink gold bracelet or a strap in blue Mississippiensis alligator leather or blue rubber. The leather and rubber straps each come with an 18K 5N pink gold pin buckle. No tools are required for these smooth and easy swaps. This simple and reliable interchangeability concept developed by the Maison enables a true sense of controlled originality.
This timepiece is equipped with Calibre 2160, ultra-thin movement comprising 188 components. It provides 80-hour power reserve. Technical mastery is also evident in the calibre’s finishes. In addition to the open-worked tourbillon carriage, the latter features a bar whose delicate hand-chamfering requires nearly 12 hours of work on this component alone.
On the caseback side, the 22K gold peripheral oscillating weight – adorned with motifs inspired by the Maltese cross – not only enhances the thickness of the movement, but also enables one to admire the beauty of the traditionally-finished components.
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 per hour)
Hallmark of Geneva certified timepiece
Hours, minutes, small seconds on tourbillon carriage (coloured screw)
18K 5N pink gold
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 metres)
Translucent blue-lacquered, sunburst satin-finished base with velvet-finished flange
18K 5N pink gold hour-markers and hours & minutes hands highlighted with Super-LumiNova®
18K 5N pink gold bracelet (half Maltese cross-shaped polished and satin-brushed links), secured by a 18K
5N pink gold triple-blade folding clasp with push-pieces and comfort-adjustment system
Blue Mississippiensis alligator leather with blue stitches
Each additional strap comes with an 18K 5N pink gold buckle