The Vacheron Constantin Overseas collection receives, in 2021, two new perpetual calendars and a tourbillon.
Overseas Perpetual Calendar Ultra-Thin
After rose gold, it is now white gold’s turn to wear Vacheron Constantin’s Overseas Perpetual Calendar Ultra-Thin. Thus, maintaining the same characteristics as the predecessor, this model features a 41.5 mm diameter and 8.1 mm thick white gold case framing the blue lacquered dial. There, instead of rose gold, the applied hour hands and markers ((filled with SuperLuminova®) are dressed in white gold.
Still on the face of this Overseas, it is possible to view three counters that display the information of the calendar, as well as an indication of the moonphases, at 6h. The white gold moons rest within a blue disk with a starry background to simulate the night sky. At 12h the indicator for the leap month and year appears, at 3h the date indicator and at 9h the day.
The new Overseas Perpetual Extra-thin Calendar in white gold is equipped with the automatic manufacture caliber 1120QP / 1 with gold rotor, a perpetual calendar movement with day of the week, date, month and leap year indication.
Overseas Perpetual Calendar Ultra-Thin Skeleton
The Overseas Extra-thin Perpetual Calendar in white gold is also available in a skeleton version (Exclusive Boutiques Vacheron Constantin), which shares the specifications of the model mentioned above, differing only in the skeletonized design and the movement that gives it life. Thus, the new Overseas Perpetual Calendar Extra-thin Skeleton displays a transparent face, with touches of blue on the minute scale and on the calendar indicators. The moonphases keep the starry blue background, but the moons appear in pink gold for the sake of legibility. The hour hands and markers are, like the non-skeleton model, in white gold, but in this case, the hour markers are applied directly to the sapphire crystal. Here too, the hour hands and markers are filled with SuperLumionova® to increase visibility in the dark.
Within the skeleton model is a variation of the movement found in the non-skeletonized model, the manufacture caliber 1120 QPSQ / 1, which shares the same technical specifications as the 1120 QP / 1, such as 40 hours of power reserve at 19,800 vibration per hour. Where it is distinguished is in the skeletonized aesthetic, with carved bridges with satin and brushed edges, a rotor in the shape of the Cross of Malta and oscillating weight in 22 carat gold.
The Vacheron Constantin Overseas Tourbillon appears for the first time in pink gold. This precious material wears the 42.5 mm case and the bracelet of this tourbillon. On the blue dial, the rose gold is again present on the applied hands and hour markers, both coated with SuperLuminova®. To make room for the tourbillon cage, the 5, 6, and 7 o’clock markers are not applied. As for the reading of the seconds, this can be done in the tourbillon window, through a scale placed there and the tourbillon in the shape of a Maltese Cross. To facilitate this reading, of the two screws that hold the Maltese cross, the upper screw was blued to distinguish itself as a second hand.
Inside the Overseas Tourbillon in rose gold remains the manufacturing caliber 2160, the Maison’s first automatic tourbillon movement. This caliber beats at 18,000 vibrations per hour, provides 80 hours of power reserve and has a peripheral oscillating weight in gold.
All Overseas models presented are delivered, in addition to the metal strap, with a blue calfskin strap and an additional blue textured rubber strap. Thanks to the easy bracelet change system, the user can change them quickly and easily, without the need for tools.