A direct relative of the iconic 222 model that Vacheron Constantin dispatched in 1977 to praise the 222nd anniversary of the brand, the Overseas watch was introduced in 1996 as a tasteful game watch designed for an active lifestyle. The underlying model of the Overseas – with its distinctive bezel – was created around the topic of movement with the sophisticated styling to reflect mechanical greatness.
After three years a chronograph version with a self-winding caliber showed up and, in 2004, an anti magnetic screen was fitted to give the development all-round protection.
Throughout the long term, Vacheron Constantin has built up the identify codes of this line throughout the long term, for example, the metal wristband introduced in 2004 and featuring a motif evoking the Maltese cross brand insignia.
Vacheron Constantin 222 – 1977
The first Overseas – 1996
The Overseas on list before the 2016 edition
In 2016, on occasion of the Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie which has opened today in Geneva, Vacheron Constantin is presenting the first five models (for an aggregate of 12 references) of the new Hallmark of Geneva-certified Overseas collection.
The Hallmark of Geneva ensures high production principles as far as provenance, resilience, exactness and expertise while ensuring regard for traditional hand workmanship. Vacheron Constantin is its most steadfast representative since 1901.
The curves of the instance of the new Overseas are consistently integrated with the arm band or tie which, thanks an interchangeability device, can be easily changed. Wristbands – in stainless steel or precious metal – are equipped with a simple fit framework for improved comfort.
All the models are controlled via automatic developments shielded from magnetic fields by a delicate iron ring and visible through the straightforward caseback.
In the following days we will introduce each new Vacheron Constantin Overseas model in detail. In the meanwhile we provide here an overview of the collection.
Overseas Chronograph Caliber 5200
The Overseas Chronograph is equipped with Caliber 5200, the new 4 Hz (28,800 vph) automatic chronograph development which is equipped with section wheel, vertical coupling grip and a twin barrel ensuring more than 50 hours of force reserve.
The 42.5 mm case is available in stainless steel with silver-conditioned or blue dials or in pink gold with silver-conditioned dial. Screwed-down push pieces, crown and caseback ensure water-resistance to 150 meters.
Overseas Caliber 5100
Displaying hours, minutes, seconds and date, this Overseas model comes in a 41 mm-diameter case in stainless steel or pink gold which houses the new 4 Hz Caliber 5100 supplied with a comfortable over 60-hour power reserve.
Much the same as the chronograph, it is available in stainless steel with silver-conditioned or blue dials or pink gold with silver-conditioned dial and it is water-resistant to 150 meters.
Overseas little model Caliber 5300
The Overseas Small Model for Ladies is decorated with 84 round-cut diamonds totalling more than one carat all set on its six-sided bezel. The stainless steel or pink 37 mm case ensures the new Caliber 5300 and outlines the ruddy beige or blue dial.
Overseas super thin interminable schedule Caliber 1120 QP
Available exclusively in Vacheron Constantin boutiques, the Overseas Ultra-thin Perpetual Calendar houses the Vacheron Constantin Caliber 1120 QP, a super thin mechanical automatic development equipped with an interminable schedule complete with moon stages and beating a the recurrence of 19,800 vibrations each hour with a 40-hour power reserve.
The diameter of the white gold case is 41.5 mm with a thickness of simply 8.1 mm. The dark lacquered dial is upgraded by blue accents. Water-resistance: 5 bar (approx. 50 meters).
Overseas super thin Caliber 1120
Likewise available exclusively in Vacheron Constantin boutiques, the Overseas Ultra-thin comes is a slim (7.5 mm) white gold case whose diameter is 40 mm. Controlled by the 2.75 Hz (19,800 vibrations/hour) automatic Caliber 1120, the Overseas super thin drives hours and minutes hands sweeping over a clear dark dial interspersed by gold luminescent faceted hands and hour-markers. Like the Perpetual Calendar version, the Overseas super thin is water-resistant to 50 metres. vacheron-constantin.com
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