The new Overseas watches, each equipped with Manufacture movements – including three new calibers – embody the new generation of self-winding timepieces inspired by the spirit of travel. The models world time, chronograph and automatic/date and small model are now offered with brown dials. Like the other references from the Overseas collection, these new watches in steel bear the Hallmark of Geneva and are fitted with easily interchangeable bracelets/straps, a guarantee of comfort anywhere in the world.
Coated with a translucent brown lacquer that intensifies the depth effect, the dials alternate between sunburst, snailed and velvety finishes. The screwed-down caseback fitted with a sapphire crystal reveals the 22K gold oscillating weight adorned with sandblasted, polished and finely grained finishes, and with a wind rose, a universal symbol indicating the cardinal points for travelers.
The brown dial of the Overseas world time displays 37 time zones, including those that are off-set by a half-hour or quarter-hour in relation to UTC time. The display comprises three parts. The center features a “Lambert” projection map depicting the continents (enhanced by a sunburst satin-brushed finish) and the oceans (in a velvet finish), along with a translucent lacquered disc bearing the city names. A third sapphire disc laid over the map provides day/night indications by means of subtly graded smoky tints, synchronized with the 24-hour disc. Finally, a translucent lacquered velvet-finished outer ring serves to indicate the hours and minutes.
The 43.5mm Overseas world time model houses Caliber 2460 WT. This in-house self-winding movement has a 40-hour power reserve. Its 22K gold oscillating weight bears a wind rose – a universal symbol indicating the cardinal points for travelers – adorned with sandblasted, polished and finely grained finishing. All the indications powered by this mechanism are smoothly and easily adjusted via the crown.
Overseas chronographe – Caliber 5200
The 42.5mm Overseas Chronograph watch bearing the Hallmark of Geneva is equipped with Caliber 5200, the new self-winding chronograph movement developed and manufactured by Vacheron Constantin. The result of a five-year development process, this 263-component caliber is fitted with a column wheel coordinating the chronograph start, stop and reset functions, whereas a vertical coupling clutch prevents any jerking of the hand when the chronograph starts.The column wheel is adorned with a screw shaped like the Manufacture’s signature Maltese cross emblem. This movement is equipped with a twin barrel enhancing its torque and its reliability with over 50 hours of power reserve. Protected from magnetic fields by a soft iron ring, it powers the hours, minutes, seconds, chronograph and date indications. The functions are all displayed on a brown dial adorned with sunburst, snailed and velvety finishes. The gold facetted hands and hour-markers hands are coated with a luminescent material ensuring optimal readability.
Water-resistant to 150 meters, this new stainless steel model is delivered with three interchangeable bracelet/straps: a steel bracelet with an easy-fit system, along with rubber and leather straps. The two latter are fitted with an equally interchangeable stainless steel folding clasp.
Overseas – Caliber 5100
Hours, minutes, seconds, date: this Overseas model displays them all nestled in a 41 mm-diameter case in stainless steel. The in-house Caliber 5100 comprises 172 parts and has more than 60-hours of power reserve guaranteed by its twin barrels. The transparent screwed-down caseback reveals the 22K gold oscillating weight adorned with a wind rose. Certified by the Hallmark of Geneva, the watch is anti-magnetic thanks to the soft iron ring surrounding its movement and also water-resistant to 150 meters.
Overseas petit modèle – Caliber 5300
The Overseas Small Model features 84 round-cut diamonds totaling over one carat and daintily set on its six-sided bezel. The 37 mm case houses the new in-house Caliber 5300. This 128-part self-winding movement powers the hours, minutes and small seconds at 9 o’clock, while ensuring an approximate two-day power reserve.The Overseas small model comes with a brown dial. The back of the watch reveals the 22K gold oscillating weight adorned with a wind rose. Bearing the Hallmark of Geneva, the Overseas small model in steel comes with three interchangeable bracelet/straps and an interchangeable folding clasp.