Vacheron Constantin grows 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 display to the blend without endangering the strength of an extravagance sports watch intended for ordinary wear. Introduced in a tempered 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 slender type 2160 and, similar to its kindred Overseas models, carries adaptability to the table with three tradable arm bands/lashes.
More complications on board
The Overseas has developed over its life expectancy and the 2019 Overseas Tourbillon has a place with the third era which went through a significant redesign on its 20th commemoration in 2016. To comprehend the developments gone through starting with one age then onto the next, kindly watch Part I and Part II of our restrictive 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 . Comparative in size to the Overseas Chronograph, the Tourbillon comes in a 42.50mm tempered steel case yet has a lot slimmer profile of simply 10.39mm, because of the joining of Vacheron Constantin’s super thin tourbillon type 2160 (the primary ever programmed tourbillon development delivered by Vacheron Constantin) first dispatched on the Traditionelle in 2018, trailed by the Fiftysix .
It is fascinating to take note of that albeit the Overseas is the sportiest of the part, both the Fiftysix Tourbillon and the Traditionelle Tourbillon have marginally thicker cases. Water-impervious to 50 meters, the case is additionally invested with a soft-iron packaging ring to shield the development from attractive fields.
The juxtaposition of mathematical shapes gives the case its dynamic, energetic personality yet it is the degree of completing that unites the extravagance factor of this watch. From the profoundly cleaned finish of the six-sided bezel that inspires the Maltese Cross of VC to the glossy silk brushed matte completions of the case and the smooth slanted edges, Selmoni’s group required just about three years consummating the subtleties of the third era Overseas “to locate the most ideal completions working on it and bracelet” and concentrating how the light considers 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 veneer 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 silk finish that likewise plays with the light. Nonetheless, not at all like many blue dials available that tend to ‘sparkle’, the dial of the Overseas Tourbillon ‘gleams’ like a puzzling blue sapphire. Subtleties like the marginally lighter shade of blue on the minutes track on the outskirts of the dial meeting the hazier blue smooth spine lodging the hour markers make profundity and volume and confirm the very good quality completions 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 particular open carriage, formed like a Maltese cross. Quite possibly the most entrancing shows in watchmaking, the tourbillon is one of the top complications requested today. Seeing a tourbillon whirling inside a steel sports watch may be shocking to a few, yet the generally calm, cleaned up dial truly allows it to sparkle. The completions are, true to form from VC, sensitive 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 likewise 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 accreditation – 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 flimsy profile and the view from the caseback hence remains unobstructed.
The spans, enlivened with thick Geneva stripes, are uncovering portions of the stuff train and the opposite of the controlling organ alongside the cleaned screw heads and 30 gems. The force hold is comfortable for a particularly flimsy tourbillon and offers the wearer self-governance for up to 80 hours.
Like all the Overseas watches, the Overseas Tourbillon comes with Vacheron’s DIY tradable arm band component. One of the least demanding 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 apparatuses required. Presented on a tempered steel wristband with a bright in-assembled augmentation 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 savvy blue croc lash and an energetic 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 lash, however that is important for the good times. This Overseas Tourbillon is tied in with delivering the treats once again from the safe and getting a charge out of them consistently. Dressing down a complication and making it a piece 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 ties/wristband that is sufficiently adaptable to coordinate any easygoing outfit, and a pleasant view on the tourbillon and development, the Overseas Tourbillon has a great deal to bring to the table. The solitary inquiry is whether it qualifies as a dressy games watch or a lively 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 .