This new pink gold Vacheron Constantin Overseas tourbillon highlights more than 265 years of watchmaking tradition at passed on from generation to generation within the workshops of the Manufacture in Geneva. It testifies to the care devoted by Vacheron Constantin to producing extremely complicated watches with unfailing care for technical detail and reliability – as exemplified in calibre 2160, an ultra-thin tourbillon movement measuring just 5.65 mm thick.
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The spirit of travel
The 18 carat 5N pink gold Vacheron Constantin Overseas tourbillon is driven by the spirit of travel, inherited from one of Vacheron Constantin’s founders. The Maison had its eye on far horizons right from the start, establishing a presence on four continents by the 19th century and nurturing its expansion by travelling to different parts of the world and making landmark encounters throughout its history. Building on the strength of this dynamic, the Manufacture constantly evolves its models in line with its customers’ requirements, such as this new version of the Overseas tourbillon model embodying a modern lifestyle that is resolutely open to the world.
A sporty and elegant design
This new Vacheron Constantin Overseas tourbillon timepiece exudes elegance in every situation. Its sleekly sophisticated design stems from the dynamic and harmonious lines of its 18 carat 5N pink gold case and its hexagonal bezel suggesting the shape of the Maltese cross. The precious 42.5 mm case frames an emblematic blue lacquered dial with a sunburst satin finish reflecting a resolutely urban spirit. In addition to its deep hue specifically developed for the collection, it is distinguished by the richness of its details: a sunburst finish accentuated by elegant light effects, 18 carat 5N pink gold hour-markers and hands, all beautifully matching the interchangeable bracelet/straps. The watch can be worn as desired with a 18 carat 5N pink gold bracelet or a strap in blue Mississippiensis alligator leather or blue rubber. The leather and rubber straps each come with an 18K 5N pink gold pin buckle. No tools are required for these smooth and easy swaps. This simple and reliable interchangeability concept developed by the Maison enables a true sense of controlled originality.
The quest for excellence driving Vacheron Constantin watchmakers makes them clearly aware of the imperatives that a calibre must meet. Technical mastery and extreme precision are the common denominators of this timepiece, whose rotating tourbillon cancels out the effects of the Earth’s gravity. Above and beyond the sophistication of this ultra-thin movement comprising 188 components housed within a 5.65 mm-thick space, the spirit of the collection is pragmatically expressed through a comfortable 80-hour power reserve and the useful presence of a small seconds on the tourbillon carriage.
Technical mastery is also evident in the calibre’s finishes. In addition to the openworked tourbillon carriage, the latter features a bar whose delicate hand-chamfering requires nearly 12 hours of work on this component alone. On the case-back side, the 22 carat gold peripheral oscillating weight – adorned with motifs inspired by the Maltese cross – not only enhances the thickness of the movement, but also enables one to admire the beauty of the traditionally-finished components.
Overseas tourbillon Reference 6000V/110R-B733
2160 Developed and manufactured by Vacheron Constantin
Mechanical, self-winding, peripheral rotor
31 mm (13½’’’) diameter, 5.65 mm thick
Approximately 80 hours of power reserve
2.5 Hz (18,000 A/h)
Hallmark of Geneva certified timepiece
Hours, minutes, small seconds on tourbillon carriage (coloured screw)
18 carat 5N pink gold
42.5 mm diameter, 10.39 mm thick
Soft iron casing ring ensuring anti-magnetic protection
Transparent sapphire crystal case-back
Water-resistant tested at a pressure of 5 bar (approx. 50 meters)
Translucent blue-lacquered, sunburst satin-finished base with velvet-finished flange
18 carat 5N pink gold hour-markers and hours & minutes hands highlighted with Super-LumiNova®
18 carat 5N pink gold bracelet (half Maltese cross-shaped polished and satin-brushed links), secured by a 18 carat 5N pink gold triple-blade folding clasp with push-pieces and comfort-adjustment system
Blue Mississippiensis alligator leather with blue stitches
Each additional strap comes with an 18 carat 5N pink gold buckle