See the First Overseas Tourbillon Powered By an Automatic Movement

See the First Overseas Tourbillon Powered By an Automatic Movement

January 28, 2019

Overseas, the collection embodying two cherished Vacheron Constantin themes – travel and openness to the world – welcomes its first ever model powered by a self-winding tourbillon movement. Presented with a stainless steel case, this watch setting a crowning touch to the collection features sleek aesthetics and an interchangeable bracelet/straps concept endowing it with a variety of styles.

Through the dynamic and harmonious lines of its stainless-steel case, its characteristic six-sided bezel as well as its emblematic blue dial, the Overseas dial combines power with elegance, and distinction with wide new horizons.

By enriching the collection with its first self-winding tourbillon movement, Vacheron Constantin creates a link between the escapist message inherent in the Overseas philosophy and the Geneva manufacturer’s deep-seated attachment to sophisticated horological complications.

In addition to the elegance of an openworked carriage shaped like the manufacture’s Maltese Cross emblem, the ultra-thin 188-part caliber 2160 – first presented in 2018 and measuring just 5.65mm thick – opts for a 22-karat gold peripheral rotor. This choice ensures a clear view of the mechanism beating at the stately frequency of 2.5 Hz, visible through the transparent sapphire crystal caseback. It also reveals the exceptional level of traditional finishing. The bar of the tourbillon carriage is entirely beveled by hand, a task requiring around 12 hours for this component alone.

The new Overseas Tourbillon features central hours and minutes, a tourbillon with seconds indication at 6 o’clock, displayed on a blue-lacquered sunburst satin-finished dial enlivened by hands and hour-markers enhanced with Super-LumiNova.

No need for any tools, since one smooth move is enough. Thanks to the simple and reliable interchangeability concept developed by Vacheron Constantin, the Overseas Tourbillon watch opts for modularity by offering the possibility of being worn on a steel bracelet or a blue leather or rubber strap, thus enabling the wearer to play with varying styles.