The Vacheron Constantin Overseas Lady Date

Vacheron Constantin has simply been stellar with their new releases for 2014. The Vacheron Constantin Overseas Lady Date is a stunning timepiece with all of the flash and flamboyance that Vacheron is known for when it comes to their gem-set designs. The Overseas Collection is this Swiss watchmaker’s luxury sports watch, with throwbacks to the brand’s logo – the Maltese cross incorporated into the case of the watch.

With the case being made in 18kt white gold, this probably isn’t the best choice for a sports watch but is geared towards women who want a very dressy watch with a very sporty edge. The Vacheron Constantin Overseas Lady Date is, if nothing else, a statement piece. The diamonds on the case number 626 and are all cut in round brilliant (58 facets). For a brand like Vacheron Constantin, compromise isn’t an option, and therefore, chooses only the highest quality diamonds to adorn this sensational watch. The total carat weight on this piece is 2.60 carats. This seems slightly disproportional to the amount of diamonds but Vacheron uses very small individual diamonds to get the full pave effect.

The case size on this watch is a midsized 36mm in diameter and 9.46mm for the case height. The case back is solid and features a Maltese cross medallion. This ladies’ timepiece is not all aesthetics as it does carry a screw locked crown and is protected against electro-magnetic fields up to 25,000 A/m. Protection against magnetic fields actually serves to protect the watch as that can adversely affect the watch’s movement.

The movement used in this model is the self-winding caliber 1226. The 1226 boasts a power reserve of 40 hours and is fitted with a balance wheel that beats at 28,800 VpH. Though the movement is hidden from view, this does not deter Vacheron Constantin from decorating the main plate and the oscillating rotor with Cotes de Genève.

The 18kt white gold dial also features diamonds, grouped in threes making up the baton shaped indexes. The black dial uses a brushed sunburst pattern which show off the diamonds and the skeletonized sword shaped hands. On the flange is a seconds counter with princess shaped diamonds occurring in intervals of 5 seconds. There is a large date aperture at the 3 position. The water resistance on this model is 50 meters. The Vacheron Constantin Overseas Lady Date is protected by a full international warranty, which is valid for two years.

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