Hands-On: The Vacheron Constantin Overseas Chronograph, Now With The Geneva Hallmark And In-House Caliber 5200
Vacheron Constantin’s relationship with Overseas has been here and there for as far back as thirty years. The Overseas assortment showed up under that name without precedent for 1996, and was patched up just a single time in 2004. However, Vacheron Constantin has restored its relationship with its lone games watch in the most ideal manner not long before the twentieth anniversary.
Years of speculative consideration later, Vacheron Constantin showed its full commitment to the assortment in 2016, introducing four new references at SIHH, including a bolder Overseas Chronograph with a bigger case (42.5 mm versus 40 mm), and another in-house movement.
Vacheron Constantin keeps things energetic with a triple register design at 3, 6, and 9 o’clock, and precise indents on the bezel. In any case, the lines of the case appear to be relaxed. The watch is rounder, presently incorporates a roundabout ring between the case and the indented bezel, and the last have been decreased from 8 to 6 in number.
Most outstandingly, Vacheron has dropped the large date set at 12 o’clock in the past Overseas Chronograph for a more modest window sandwiched at a point somewhere in the range of 4 and 5 o’clock (a la Zenith El Primero).
What the new Chronograph needs sheer mass, it more than compensates for in refinement. Both dial varieties, in delicate dark and splendid blue, introducing a magnificent sunburst look, and keeping in mind that I presume the blue dial will be the more mainstream of the two, the previous will speak to the individuals who favor a more vintage feel. The watch overflows cool. The screw-down chronograph push-pieces have been scaled back however stay extremely simple to utilize. The chronograph hand has a smooth beginning gratitude to the development’s vertical coupling grasp.
Initially brought into the world with a JLC development, refreshed in chronograph structure with a changed F. Piguet 1185, the Overseas at long last has its own in-house type 5200. How much that matters is another discussion, which we’ve gone into head-first here . In any case, it shows Vacheron’s longing to give the Overseas its own personality, and certainly shuts the hole with Patek Philippe’s Nautilus.
According to the assembling, the new programmed development, which bears the Hallmark of Geneva (a first for the Overseas) is the result of five years of innovative work. Made of 236 components, it includes a section wheel instrument, the previously mentioned vertical grasp coupling framework, and a force hold of 52 hours.
Finished to Vacheron’s typical elevated requirements, with Geneva stripes, an improved 22k yellow-gold rotor, and a Maltese cross for the segment wheel screw, the new development can be respected through a sapphire case back.
The Overseas Chronograph comes in two renditions, in tempered steel and in rose gold, valued at $28,900 and $49,000, individually. The two watches are outfitted with Vacheron’s new tradable lash framework, with elastic, arm band, and cowhide choices, making them significantly more adaptable. The first is the most comfortable, the second the most normal, and the third the most attractive out of the three.
Vacheron Constantin has been making sport looks for a very long time, however this could be the main they’ve made that is substantially more than a reaction. The new Overseas Chronograph is currently a genuine test to existing extravagance sport chronographs.
The Vacheron Constantin Overseas Chronograph. Hours, minutes, seconds, chronograph capacities, date. 42.5 mm. Type 5200, with section wheel chronograph. 52-hour power hold. More here .
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