[Press Release] Vacheron Constantin is beginning a new chapter in the history of the sports collection from the Manufacture with the launch of the Overseas Small Model Date Self-Winding, a version featuring a subtle blend of character and elegance. Constituting both a precious piece of jewellery and a resolutely technical timepiece, this new Overseas ladies’ watch is notably distinguished by its 36 mm-diameter case in 18-carat pink gold and by its mechanical self-winding movement.
The case, the design, and the ergonomics of this new Overseas model – which retains all the identifying characteristics of the collection – are specifically intended for women. Its outstanding elegance is matched by its technical complexity, as embodied in the remarkably slender 18-carat pink gold case housing a soft iron antimagnetic protective cage – a collection signature feature – ensuring the smooth running of the mechanical movement. This new Overseas Small Model Date Self-Winding watch also picks up other classic themes of the collection, such as the Maltese Cross inspired bezel and the links of the 18-carat pink gold bracelet inspired by the same motif.
Water-resistant to 5 bar (approximately 50 metres), the refined case of this Overseas timepiece is fitted with a solid screw-in case-back adorned with the Overseas medallion bearing the engraving of the famous Amerigo Vespucci three-masted sailing vessel. In response to women’s ever growing attraction to fine mechanical watchmaking, the slender case houses Calibre 1226, a 143-part mechanical self-winding movement. It beats at a frequency of 28,800 vibrations per hour, drives the hours, minutes, central seconds and date functions, and ensures an approximately 40-hour power reserve.
The perfectly readable sunburst satin-brushed silver-toned dial is a blend of elegance and understatement, enlivened by the collection’s characteristic hands coated with a white luminescent substance for the hours and minutes. The date window at 3 o’clock and the 18-carat pink gold applied Arabic numerals represent distinctive new features of this ladies’ variation and an eloquent expression of horological classicism, while the bezel delicately set with 88 brilliant-cut diamonds (approx. 0.36 cts) lends an additional touch of femininity.
The new Overseas Small Model Date Self-winding from Vacheron Constantin comes in two versions: one with an 18-carat pink gold bracelet, and the other with a taupe-coloured leather strap complete with an additional vulcanised grey rubber strap. A triple-blade, double-pusher folding clasp in 18-carat pink gold featuring a polished half Maltese Cross ensures optimal security and comfort on the wrist.
Designed for daily wear or to accompany the most precious moments, this new newcomer to the Overseas collection reveals its dual nature and thereby responds to the clearly expressed wishes of an ever more demanding feminine clientele.
References 47560/D10R-9672 (pink gold bracelet)
47560/000R-9672 (leather and rubber straps)
Overseas Small Model Date Self-Winding
Energy Mechanical self-winding
Movement thickness 3.25 mm
Movement diameter 26.60 mm (11 ½ lignes)
Jewelling 36 jewels
Number of parts 143
Frequency 4 Hz (28,800 vibrations per hour)
Indications Hours, minutes, central seconds and date
Power reserve Approximately 40 hours
Case 18K 5N pink gold
36 mm in diameter
Bezel set with 88 brilliant-cut diamonds (approx. 0.36 cts)
Solid back with “Overseas” medallion
Screw-fastened, protected against magnetic fields
Water resistance Tested to pressure of 5 bar (approx..50 metres)
Dial Sunburst satin-brushed silver-toned
11 applied Arabic numerals in 5N 18K pink gold and 8 black-painted round hour-markers highlighted with a white luminescent substance.
Black-painted minute track
Bracelet/Strap 18K 5N pink gold bracelet or taupe coloured hand-sewn saddle-stitched Mississippiensis alligator leather with large square scales
The leather strap version is delivered with an additional strap in grey vulcanised rubber
Clasp Triple-blade double-safety folding clasp with 18K 5N pink gold pushers, polished half Maltese Cross