THE PANDA EFFECT
It is difficult to resist the subtle softness of its harmonious two-tone dial. The Geneva-based manufacturer has added a long-awaited version to its line of sporty chic watches!
Since 1999, Vacheron Constantin has included a chronograph in its Overseas collection that was created three years earlier. Numerous aesthetic enhancements enable it to remain as attractive as ever. This year, the Overseas Chronograph is given a new look thanks to its attractive “panda” dial. This setting naturally evokes the amiable plantigrades. Introduced on timepieces since the 1960s, it contrasts a clear dial, here silvered with a sunray satin finish, against black sub-dials. Today, this combination lends a vintage elegance to a contemporary timepiece, such as this Poinçon de Genève certified version.
Encircled by a black bezel bearing a precise seconds scale, this assembly integrates a steel case measuring 42.5mm in diameter that is water-resistant to a depth of 150 meters. The time data is precisely orchestrated by the double barreled 5200 caliber with column wheel. This self-winding movement composed of 263 different elements provides 52 hours of power reserve. Its traditional finishing and the gold oscillating weight decorated with a compass rose can be appreciated thanks to the sapphire crystal display of the case back. To further enhance its versatility, the manufacturer offers three easily interchangeable wristbands for the Overseas Chronograph. One is made of steel for a perfect match, another in calf leather for a refined touch, and one more in rubber to enhance its casual sporty personality.