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SIHH 2016: Vacheron Constantin Bring Ultra-Thin Timekeeping To Luxe Sport

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Vacheron Constantin is celebrating a new era in ultra-thin watchmaking with the arrival of their latest Overseas Collection at this year’s SIHH.

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

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