Vacheron Constantin’s Overseas collection was first revealed in 1996 as elegant sporty watches meant for people with active lifestyles. Since then, Vacheron has regularly updated the Overseas collection by adding self-winding chronographs, anti-magnetic screens and metal bracelets to these watches. The dynamic lines with the signature bezel of these watches make them instantly stand out from the other Vacherons. For SIHH 2016, Vacheron has yet again reinvented their Overseas line adding a total of five new models and twelve new references. The image above is of watch ref 5500V/110A-B148 – blue dial Vacheron watch with calibre 5200
- Vacheron Constantin SIHH 2016 reinvents the Overseas collection with five new watches.
- Vacheron Constantin Overseas Chronograph with Caliber 5200 is a chronograph watch with vertical coupling clutch to prevent any jerking of hand.
- Vacheron Overseas Small Gold watch or Stainless Steel Watch with Caliber 5300 is a ladies watch with 84 diamonds.
- Ultra Thin Vacheron SIHH watch with Caliber 1120 QP is a wristwatch with perpetual calendar and moonphase complications.
- Overseas Thin watch with Caliber 1120 is an ultra-thin watch with movement measuring only 2.45 mm thick.
Vacheron Constantin SIHH 2016 : Overseas Chronograph – Caliber 5200
The new caliber 5200 used in this timepiece is produced in-house by Vacheron. It is a 263 component column wheel chrono movement. The chronograph features start, stop and reset function as well as a vertical coupling clutch. This clutch is a useful system as it prevents from any kind of jerking of the hand when the chronograph is active. The double barrel caliber produces a power reserve of up to 50 hours. The wristwatch comes in two different dial colors including a silvered-tone dial and a blue sunburst dial. The dial features the chronograph function with the date complication seen between 4’o clock and 5’o clock. The Overseas chronograph comes in both steel and 18K pink gold versions. The 42.5 mm wide case of the watch is water resistant up to 150 meters.
Vacheron Constantin Overseas – Caliber 5100
The 172 part caliber 5100 comes with a date complication. Beating at 28,800 vibrations per hour, the twin barrel system of caliber 5100 delivers a guaranteed 60 hours of power reserve. Available in both steel and 18K pink gold case, the watch is resistant to water till 150 meters of depth. The 41 mm wide case has a screwed down transparent caseback. The transparent caseback reveals the 22K gold oscillation weight. To suit any occasion, the watch is provided with three different straps, a stainless steel bracelet and two straps including a rubber and a leather one.
Vacheron Constantin SIHH 2016 Overseas small model – Caliber 5300
The Overseas small model is a gorgeous ladies watch measuring 37 mm in size. The six sides of the bezel on this watch are decorated with 84 round-cut diamonds which make up a total of one carat. The watch comes in both steel and 18K pink gold case. The self-winding 5300 caliber at the heart of this watch was completely developed and crafted by Vacheron. The 128 part movement provides two days of power reserve and features a 22k gold oscillating weight. The steel version of the timepiece comes with three interchangeable straps/bracelets whereas the pink gold version comes with two.
2016 SIHH Vacheron Constantin Overseas ultra thin perpetual calendar – Caliber 1120 QP
The caliber 1120 QP is an ultra-thin caliber movement featuring full perpetual calendar with a moonphase. This timepiece perfectly displays the craftsmanship and technical complexity which Vacheron watches are renowned for. The perpetual calendar complication makes sure that the user does not need to adjust the calendar function till the year 2100. However, the most impressive element is way the super complicated the 276 component caliber movement is fitted in a space barely measuring 4.05 mm thick. The wristwatch comes in a 41.5 mm 18K white gold case with grey dial featuring blue accents. To match the white gold case, a white gold bracelet is provided which comes with an easy-fit system.
Vacheron Constantin Overseas ultra-thin – Caliber 1120
The Overseas ultra-thin watch is exclusively available only in select Vacheron Constantin boutiques. The caliber 1120 made up of 144 components measures only 2.45 mm thick. Available in a 40 mm 18K white gold case, the watch features a nicely finished grey sunburst dial with only hours and minute hand. The rear of the watch is covered by transparent sapphire crystal through which the 22K gold oscillating weight is seen freely moving. The movement provides a power reserve of 40 hours when fully wound. The white gold case comes with an easy-fit system for straps/bracelets and Vacheron provides leather and a rubber strap with it.