Do you remember April? It was a few months ago, and while I recall neither its position nor its progression as a measurement of time, I do recall writing about how Vacheron Constantin announced that it would be offering its Overseas Perpetual Calendar Ultra-Thin with a blue dial and a matching bracelet in 19k pink gold. As time is a flat circle, we meet again, as Vacheron Constantin has just announced a blue and gold version of its Overseas Self-Winding as part of the news cycle surrounding Watches & Wonders Shanghai.
When the full gold and blue treatment was added to the Overseas QP, I said, “about damn time,” and I can’t say I feel any different about the time and date version of the same watch, aka the Overseas Self-Winding. With a 41mm-wide pink-gold case, this new addition to the Overseas line rocks a gorgeous blue dial, and you can now complete the quick-change strap triple-play as the rubber and the alligator will have to compete with a lovely pink-gold bracelet.
Like I said when the same treatment was applied to the Overseas Perpetual Calendar, while this new model doesn’t bring anything actually new to the table, it does expand upon a popular line with the addition of a mount that a lot of customers must have been asking for (especially for a watch characterized by its inclusion of several straps and a tool-free way of changing said straps). Functionality remains entirely unchanged, with the Overseas Self-Winding sitting pretty at just 11mm thick with 150 meters of water resistance, Vacheron’s 5100 automatic movement, and a sapphire display caseback.
Hitting boutiques with a price tag of $ 42,600, this all-gold Overseas Self-Winding represents a considerable jump up from a steel version ($ 26,700), but may offer a strong middle ground for those wanting a more precious experience without having to pony up some $ 121,000 for the Overseas Perpetual Calendar. Regardless of complication (How long will we have to wait to see this bracelet added to the pink-gold version of the Overseas Dual Time?), it’s simply hard to beat the blue/gold effect, and this new model seems a strong addition to the Overseas lineup.
Brand: Vacheron Constantin
Model: Overseas Self-Winding
Reference Number: 4500V/110R-B705
Case Material: 18k 5N pink gold
Dial Color: Blue lacquered satin finish
Lume: Hands and markers
Water Resistance: 150 meters
Strap/Bracelet: Comes with a matching 18k pink-gold full bracelet, blue alligator leather strap, and a blue rubber strap; all featuring tool-less quick change
Caliber: Vacheron Constantin 5100
Functions: Hours, minutes, seconds, date
Power Reserve: ~60 hours
Frequency: 28,800 vph
Additional Details: Hallmark of Geneva certified timepiece
Pricing & Availability
Price: $ 42,600
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