SIHH 2018: Overseas dual time Overseas ultra-plate quantième perpétuel
Overseas dual time & Overseas ultra-thin perpetual calendar
- Overseas dual time: new Vacheron Constantin Caliber 5110 DT
- Overseas ultra-thin perpetual calendar: slender case and movement
- Smooth adjustment and handling
- Interchangeable straps/bracelet
Overseas, the traveller’s collection, welcomes two new models epitomising relaxed elegance: the Overseas dual time provides simultaneous reading of two time zones; while the Overseas ultra-thin perpetual calendar features an incredible slim 18 carats 5N pink gold case measuring just 8.1 mm thick. These new Overseas timepieces are characterised by comfort and user friendliness, combined with a style that evolves in step with interchangeable straps/bracelet.
The traveller-dedicated Overseas collection flaunts a distinctive design epitomising Fine Watchmaking dedicated to user friendliness. A six-sided bezel evoking Vacheron Constantin’s Maltese cross, a transluscent lacquered dial with facetted and luminescent gold hands and hour-markers; in-house movements designed for smooth and easy handling; a 22 carats gold oscillating weight adorned with a wind rose; interchangeable bracelet/straps enabling tool-free fitting: Overseas embodies a modern lifestyle resolutely open to the wider world.
Overseas dual time – Caliber 5110 DT
Available in stainless steel with a blue or silver-toned lacquered dial, or in 18 carats 5N pink gold with a silver-toned dial, the Overseas dual time model is as comfortable as it is elegant. Its new mechanical self-winding movement, Vacheron Constantin Caliber 5100 DT, enables simultaneous reading of the two time zones by means of coaxial hands. The hours hand indicates the local time zone corresponding to the traveller’s current location, while the hand tipped with a triangular arrows shows the time in a reference time zone. This 12-hour display, adjustable via the crown in both directions, is complemented by a day/night indication set to home time, as well as a pointer-type date display synchronised with local time. This 234-component movement, oscillating at a frequency of 4 Hz and endowed with a comfortable 60-hour power reserve thanks to its twin barrel, is housed in a 41 mm-diameter steel case that is water-resistant to 150 metres. Presented in its steel version with a stainless steel bracelet featuring half Maltese cross-shaped polished and satin-brushed links, complete with a comfort-adjustment system, it is delivered with two additional alligator leather and rubber straps matching the shade of the dial and fitted with an equally interchangeable stainless steel folding clasp. The 18 carats 5N pink gold version is teamed with alligator or rubber straps, secured by an interchangeable 18 carats 5N pink gold folding clasp.
Overseas ultra-thin perpetual calendar – Caliber 1120 QP/1
Presented with an 18 carats 5N pink gold case, the new Overseas ultra-thin perpetual calendar reveals its technical complexity while exuding an aura of understated distinction. This timepiece representing one of the slimmest on the market houses the iconic Vacheron Constantin Caliber 1120 QP/1, an ultra-thin mechanical self-winding movement powering perpetual calendar and moon-phase indications. An authentic feat of miniaturisation, this barely 4.05 mm thick movement comprising 276 parts keeps track of calendar irregularities with no need for correction until 2100. Beating at a frequency of 2.5 Hz and endowed with an approximately 40-hour power reserve, it drives the hours and minutes, perpetual calendar – day of the week, date, month and leap year on a 48-month counter – as well as moon-phase functions. Its 18 carats 5N pink gold case, measuring 41.5 mm in diameter and water-resistant to 50 metres, frames a translucent silver-toned lacquered dial punctuated by 18 carats gold hands and hour-markers highlighted with luminescent material, while the transparent sapphire crystal caseback reveals a 22 carats oscillating weight adorned with a wind rose. Secured by an interchangeable 18 carats 5N pink gold folding clasp, the equally interchangeable dark blue alligator or rubber straps provide an extremely chic way of accentuating the refinement of this model.