LUXURY WATCHMAKING IN A LAID-BACK SETTING
Among the new models introduced by the brand at the SIHH in Geneva, this watch is the first in the Overseas collection to feature a tourbillon.
The watches in the Overseas collection by Vacheron Constantin are sometimes sports watches and sometimes refined, but can always adapt to every situation, especially thanks to easily interchangeable straps. They will match your changing styles in line with your schedule or mood. The Overseas Tourbillon was introduced during this year’s SIHH in Geneva and is now the collection’s flagship. This is the first model in the range to include a tourbillon. This elite mechanism is housed in a fairly laid-back setting. The hour and minute hands move above a magnificent lacquered blue dial with a satin sunburst finish. The watch is housed in a 42.5mm-wide steel case that is just 10.39mm thick.
But make no mistake, this piece of luxury watchmaking has all the regular features found in the manufacture’s timepieces. These include the calibre 2160 with its peripheral rotor, launched in 2018 and first seen in the Traditionnelle Tourbillon. The ultra-flat automatic calibre made up of 188 components combines accuracy and performance, while supplying a power reserve of 80 hours. The tourbillon cage is equipped with a second hand and is totally angled by hand. The process took almost 12 hours to complete. Not surprisingly, the excellence of the Overseas Tourbillon is certified by the Geneva Seal.
The brand has produced three straps for the model, made of steel, leather or blue rubber. Which one will you choose?
Price: 108,000 EUR vacheron-constantin.com
By Dan Diaconu