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New Release: The Vacheron Constantin Overseas 2018 in their latest dial colour

by Deployant News Team on April 16, 2018

This year, in 2018 the Vacheron Constantin Overseas series sees the emergence of a black dial version beautifully framed by the shimmering gleam of the steel case.

Twenty years ago, Vacheron Constantin had made its Overseas watch the symbol of watchmaking pleasure geared towards travel and escapism. In 2016, the Geneva-based Manufacture opened up whole new horizons for its emblematic model through a collection with a revisited design perpetuating its initial spirit. Combining power and distinction, a sporting temperament and undeniable refinement – notably with a blue dial evoking the maritime world. This year, Vacheron Constantin introduces the black dial in two versions: the three-hand self-winding and the “reverse panda” chronograph.

A distinctive six-sided bezel, self-winding Manufacture movements, bracelets/straps interchangeability: all the key elements composing the visual signature and the horological qualities of the Vacheron Constantin Overseas collection are reprised in this fresh interpretation. Entirely at ease in all situations and with any style, the Overseas black dial model comes in two versions: an understated self-winding three-hand watch, and a chronograph. For the latter, Vacheron Constantin has focused on legibility by choosing a silver-toned colour for its three additional counters.

This “panda-type” aesthetic principle is inspired by 1960s watches dedicated to motorsports. The light/dark contrast guarantees enhanced visibility and accentuates the indications provided by the chronograph function.

The chronograph version is powered by self-winding Calibre 5200, whose 22K oscillating weight adorned with a windrose may be admired through a transparent sapphire crystal caseback. This twin-barrel movement is equipped with a column-wheel driving the chronograph start, stop and reset functions and also features a vertical clutch – a technical device that prevents any potential jerking of the hand when the chronograph is activated.

Designed to ensure the Vacheron Constantin Overseas a collection is fully in touch with its time, the bracelets/straps interchangeability concept launched two years ago is picked up on the new black-dial models. The watch thus opts for modularity and a personalised touch by affording the possibility of being worn on a metal bracelet composed of links forming half Maltese crosses (for a casual look), or a strap in either leather (as a chic variation) or rubber (for a sporty touch) – and all without any need for tools to effect the changes.

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  • Just another guy on the web
    April 17, 2018 at 11:11 pm

    Andy, could you please at least try to sound like an adult?

  • Just another guy on the web
    April 17, 2018 at 11:07 pm

    The text of this…article is beyond parody. Shame on you Deployant.
    The watch itself has a lame, white date wheel at 3 O’Clock on a black dial. This is an automatic fail.
    Get it together guys.

  • Andy
    April 17, 2018 at 1:08 am

    Missing the option “Totally Absolutely Fuckin Love It”

    What a wonderful watch the 4500V is. I’m so digging this black version

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