Originally launched in 1996 and revamped in 2004 and in 2016, the Vacheron Constantin Overseas is the perfect sporty yet elegant option that this manufacture offers. While last year the Overseas received its biggest facelift ever, this year Vacheron Constantin decided to add a two-tone interpretation of the Vacheron Constantin Overseas during the SIHH 2017. Luckily for us, we were able to get live pictures for you. The new Overseas Two-Tone models include: two ladies Overseas Small Model watches —one with diamond encrusted bezel and the other one without diamonds—, a men's Overseas Date with silvered dial and a men's Overseas Chronograph with the same dial that comes on the 18K pink gold reference.
While the ladies' Small Model watches are both fitted with 37 mm stainless steel cases, the men's Overseas Date is fitted with a 41 mm case and the Overseas Chronograph with a more generous 42.5 mm stainless steel case. Bringing back the glamour of the late seventies and early eighties, the new Overseas Two-Tone models are equipped 18K pink gold bezels as well as 18K pink gold crowns/pushers.
For those of us that consider ourselves suckers for two-tone watches, these new additions to the Overseas line-up are simply perfect. The only thing we could've wished for —had it been possible without altering the whole design and flow of the bracelet—, would've been to have a two-tone bracelet somehow. Regardless, the watches are extremely nice in the metal and lined up to be a huge success for sure.
Vacheron Constantin Overseas Date Two-Tone ref. 4500V
The new Vacheron Constantin Overseas Date Two-tone ref. 4500V is fitted with a 41 mm stainless steel case and still powered by the same automatic calibre 5100 with 60-hour power reserve. The VC calibre 5100 entirely designed, developed and crafted by Vacheron Constantin is composed of 172 parts and beats at a frequency of 28,800 vph. The display case back reveals the precious 22K gold oscillating weight adorned with a wind rose. Watch is delivered with its three interchangeable bracelet/straps: a stainless steel bracelet with an easy-fit sizing system; as well as two straps in rubber and leather respectively —the latter supplied with an adjustable stainless steel folding clasp.
Sticker Price $23,700 USD.
Vacheron Constantin Overseas Chronograph Two-Tone ref. 5500V
The new Vacheron Constantin Overseas Chronograph Two-tone ref. 5500V is fitted with a 42.5 mm stainless steel case and with the exact same dial that comes with the 18K pink gold Overseas Chronograph. The new two-tone model is still powered by the same automatic calibre 5200 that powers the other recently released Overseas Chronographs. This 263-parts calibre is the result of a five-year development process and is fitted with a column wheel coordinating the chronograph start, stop and reset functions, as well as a vertical coupling clutch preventing any jerking of the hand when the chronograph starts. The display case back reveals the precious 22K gold oscillating weight adorned with a wind rose and the watch is delivered with its three interchangeable bracelet/straps: a stainless steel bracelet with an easy-fit sizing system; as well as two straps in rubber and leather respectively —the latter supplied with an adjustable stainless steel folding clasp.
Vacheron Constantin Overseas Small Model Two-Tone ref. 2305V
The new Vacheron Constantin Overseas Small Model Two-tone watches are fitted with a 37 mm stainless steel case and still powered by the same automatic calibre 5300 as the stainless steel and the 18K pink gold references. These new ladies' watches are available with diamond encrusted bezel or without. For the diamond encrusted reference, the bezel is adorned with 84 round-cut diamonds totaling over one carat.
Sticker Price $28,600 USD with diamond bezel and $22,400 USD without diamonds. For more info on Vacheron Constantin click here.