Vacheron Constantin extends its Overseas assortment with the presentation of a modern tourbillon complication. The first tourbillon model to make a big appearance in the Overseas assortment, the complication infuses a portion of Haute Horlogerie scene to the blend without risking the robustness of an extravagance sports watch intended for ordinary wear. Introduced in a treated steel case with a striking blue dial and expected top of the line completes, the watch is fitted with Vacheron Constantin’s self-winding super slight type 2160 and, similar to its kindred Overseas models, carries flexibility to the table with three compatible arm bands/lashes.
More complications on board
The Overseas has advanced over its life expectancy and the 2019 Overseas Tourbillon has a place with the third era which went through a significant update on its 20th commemoration in 2016. To comprehend the advancements gone through starting with one age then onto the next, kindly watch Part I and Part II of our selective recordings with Christian Selmoni, VC’s legacy and style director.
Presented at the SIHH 2019, the Overseas Tourbillon joins the current line-up of the Overseas models, which incorporate a Ultra-Thin QP, a Chronograph , a World Time , a Dual Time and three-hand models . Comparable in size to the Overseas Chronograph, the Tourbillon comes in a 42.50mm tempered steel case however has a lot slimmer profile of simply 10.39mm, on account of the fuse of Vacheron Constantin’s super thin tourbillon type 2160 (the main ever programmed tourbillon development created by Vacheron Constantin) first dispatched on the Traditionelle in 2018, trailed by the Fiftysix .
It is intriguing to take note of that albeit the Overseas is the sportiest of the part, both the Fiftysix Tourbillon and the Traditionelle Tourbillon have somewhat thicker cases. Water-impervious to 50 meters, the case is additionally blessed with a delicate iron packaging ring to shield the development from attractive fields.
The juxtaposition of mathematical shapes gives the case its dynamic, lively demeanor yet it is the degree of completing that combines the extravagance factor of this watch. From the exceptionally cleaned finish of the six-sided bezel that inspires the Maltese Cross of VC to the silk brushed matte completions of the case and the smooth inclined edges, Selmoni’s group required just about three years culminating the subtleties of the third era Overseas “to locate the most ideal completions looking into it and bracelet” and concentrating how the light ponders the surface.
Flagship Overseas Blue
During the improvement period of the Overseas 3 models, the shading blue was picked as the leader shade of the assortment. Taking motivation from the two-tone completions of watch dials of the 1950s and 1960s, you’ll see it difficult to take your eyes off this charming blue dial. The clear blue finish gets the light and the dial changes from a practically blackish-blue tone to a lighter shade of blue.
The base of the dial includes a sunburst glossy silk finish that additionally plays with the light. Notwithstanding, not at all like many blue dials available that tend to ‘sparkle’, the dial of the Overseas Tourbillon ‘gleams’ like a strange blue sapphire. Subtleties like the marginally lighter shade of blue on the minutes track on the outskirts of the dial meeting the more obscure blue smooth rib lodging the hour markers make profundity and volume and verify the top of the line completes we anticipate from Vacheron Constantin. With regards to the wearability factor of the Overseas assortment, the hands and hour markers are treated with luminescence.
A enormous opening cut into the base portion of the dial has the tourbillon controller and its unmistakable open carriage, molded like a Maltese cross. Perhaps the most hypnotizing shows in watchmaking, the tourbillon is one of the top complications requested today. Seeing a tourbillon spinning inside a steel sports watch may be stunning to a few, however the generally calm, cleaned up dial truly allows it to sparkle. The completions are, true to form from VC, fragile and the focal tourbillon connect, held set up by a strong gold chaton, is dark cleaned by hand to accomplish its mirror-like surface and reflections; a troublesome assignment to perform on an adjusted (and a particularly) surface that requires 12 hours. The tourbillon cage has additionally been dark cleaned by hand – for this situation on a level surface – and all the inward parts have been physically inclined as well.
Ultra-Thin Caliber 2160
As we referenced beforehand, Vacheron’s first programmed tourbillon development – type 2160 with its Hallmark of Geneva confirmation – first came around in 2018 on board a Traditionelle Tourbillon model. Developed from 188 components, the 31mm type quantifies simply 5.65mm thick and vibrates at 2.5Hz. On account of an incidentally mounted rotor produced using strong 22k gold, the development can keep a slight profile and the view from the caseback in this way remains unobstructed.
The spans, adorned with thick Geneva stripes, are uncovering portions of the stuff train and the converse of the directing organ alongside the cleaned screw heads and 30 gems. The force save is comfortable for a particularly meager tourbillon and offers the wearer independence for up to 80 hours.
Like all the Overseas watches, the Overseas Tourbillon comes with Vacheron’s DIY exchangeable arm band component. One of the simplest and quickest instruments available that even a kid could dominate, the framework allows you to change the character of your watch in seconds without any devices required. Presented on a hardened steel arm band with an astute in-constructed expansion framework (dead simple to utilize) allowing you to adjust it to your wrist size that can grow in the warmth and agreement in chilly climate, the watch additionally comes with a brilliant blue croc tie and a lively blue elastic strap.
I don’t have the foggiest idea the number of perfectionists would savor the possibility of wearing a tourbillon on an elastic tie, yet that is essential for the good times. This Overseas Tourbillon is tied in with delivering the treats once again from the safe and appreciating them consistently. Dressing down a complication and making it some portion of your regular day to day existence is a cool move. With a steel case that is powerful enough for most men’s ways of life yet thin and rich, a selection of lashes/wristband that is sufficiently adaptable to coordinate any easygoing outfit, and a pleasant view on the tourbillon and development, the Overseas Tourbillon has a ton to bring to the table. The lone inquiry is whether it qualifies as a dressy games watch or an energetic dress watch?
Price and availability
The cost of the Vacheron Constantin Overseas Tourbillon Ref. 6000V will be EUR 112,000. More subtleties at www.vacheron-constantin.com .