The Overseas Collection sees five new models which took five years to develop. In sticking with its sports roots, these new watches more than re-establish the Swiss watchmaker as a serious contender in the luxury-sports segment.
The entire collection is based on luxe versatility and gives a man a wealth of options to choose from depending on their needs and budget.
This collection consists of the Overseas Chronograph, Overseas, Overseas Small Model, Overseas Ultra-Thin Perpetual Calendar and Overseas Ultra-Thin.
The Overseas Chronograph features a new in-house 5200 calibre boasting ample shock resistance and a 52 hour power reserve. The movement is housed within a 42.5 mm stainless steel case.
The standard Overseas trades up the chronograph functions for a simpler hours, minutes and date display in a svelte 41mm stainless steel case. Essentials doesn’t mean this watch is light on style in any manner. It features the in-house 5100 calibre with a 60 hour power reserve.
Moving onto the Overseas Small model, we have a more decadent approach to watchmaking with a 37mm stainless steel case adorned with 84 round-cut diamonds, totalling more than one carat on a six sided bezel. An in-house 5300 calibre is used which adds a small seconds counter to the blue dial. Power reserve is a very generous 44 hours for this particular watch.
The Overseas Ultra-Thin Perpetual Calendar is the collection’s most equipped model featuring a white gold 41.5 mm case that measures in at just 8.1 mm thick. Inside, you’ll find the iconic ultra-thin Calibre 1120 QP equipped with a perpetual calendar which faithfully presents the date, day and month on three dials along with a moon phase dial at 6 o’clock. The stunning piece features a 40 hour power reserve.
The final model on the Vacheron lineup is the Overseas Ultra-Thin. It strips everything back to the simplicity of just hours and minutes in a beautifully appointed 40mm white gold case which sits at 7.5mm thick. Inside you’ll find the ultra-thin 1120 Calibre with a power reserve of 40 hours.
All watches on the Overseas Collection feature three different interchangeable straps. Prices for the Vacheron Constantin Overseas Collection starts at AU$27,000.
Luc Wiesman is covering SIHH as a guest of Richemont Australia