The Vacheron Constantin Overseas Quantieme Perpetuel stands as a crowning achievement in Haute Horlogerie, further establishing the brand’s status as one of the world’s greatest watch manufacturer’s. The Overseas collection is Vacheron’s luxury sports watch, which is comparable to the likes of the Royal Oak from AP, and the Big Bang from Hublot.
Vacheron Constantin is one of the oldest watchmakers in the world being founded in 1755. This collection is very easily recognizable due to its distinguished and distinctive bezel. Though this timepiece isn’t new on the scene, it is worthy of mention when talking about exceptional pieces.
The bezel is fixed and is crafted from highly polished 18kt pink gold. The case in general is fashioned from finely brushed pink gold, which contrasts well with the polished bezel. Together, both the bezel and case gives this watch a classy look, complemented by the Grande complications that it possesses. This model is sized to a 42mm – an excellent size for most men.
In keeping with the refined aesthetic , Vacheron chooses a luxurious, brown alligator leather strap which tapers into a folding clasp made also from 18kt pink gold. The main crown is ridged for easy manipulation of the time. The case back is solid; this helps to maintain the water resistance of 150 meters or 15 bars. The solid case back also features a depiction of the three-mast ship captained by Amerigo Vespucci in relief.
The dial is a careful mixture of grey and beige, which complements the pink gold and the brown leather strap. The hour markers are represented by luminous indexes. The hour and minutes hands also feature lume making it possible to read the time at night.
The subdial at the 6 position reveals the moon phase and the continuous seconds. The subdials at the 3, 9, and 12 positions are shared by the perpetual calendar and the chronograph. The chrono minutes and hours are displayed at the 3 and 9 positions, while the chrono seconds are indicated by a central hand. The Perpetual calendar features the day, date, month, and it even carries a leap year indicator.
Driving this timepiece is the self-winding mechanical caliber 1136 QP. The automatic movement carries a power reserve of 40 hours and beats at 21,600 VpH. Protecting the movement from magnetic fields up to 25,000 A/m is a soft iron cage.
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