The Swiss luxury brand’s long association with this country and the
desert kingdoms of the Gulf has now been honoured with special editions
of the Overseas model.
The watches in the special India and Middle East tribute editions are in brown and
gold, two specially chosen colours that characterise the region. Different degrees of brown with a variety of manual decorations give the dials in the collection a warmth and reflection that capture the spirit of the region.
A sophisticated sunray finish on the dark brown dial surface will reflect the different shades of the sun, like when it shines on the desert sands. Around the minuterie of the timepieces, a manual circular graining creates a slightly darker shade of brown with a different structure that beautifully contrasts with the main dial.
The counters of the chronograph are snail finished, a technical decoration which creates another, subtle shade and contrast on the dial.
The Overseas Chronograph comes in a 18K pink gold 42.5 mm diameter case. Its screwed-down pushpieces, crown and caseback guarantee waterresistance to 150 metres, while its transparent back reveals a 22K gold oscillating weight adorned with a wind rose.
It is powered by Calibre 5200, the new self-winding chronograph movement developed and manufactured by Vacheron Constantin. The result of a five-year development process, this 263-component calibre is fitted with a column wheel coordinating the chronograph start, stop and reset functions, as well as a vertical coupling clutch preventing any jerking of the hand when the chronograph starts. It has a power reserve of 50 hours.
The Overseas Small Model is adorned with 84 round-cut diamonds totalling over one carat and daintily set on its six-sided bezel. At the heart of its stainless steel or 18K pink 37 mm-diameter case beats the new Calibre 5300 developed and crafted by Vacheron Constantin.
This 128-parts self-winding movement powers the hours, minutes and small seconds at 9 o’clock, while ensuring an approximately two-day power reserve. A pair of gold luminescent hands sweep
around the matching hourmarkers punctuating the perfectly legible brown dial. The back of the watch provides an equally enchanting sight by revealing the 22K gold oscillating weight adorned with a wind rose.