Vacheron Constantin launched some new Overseas watches at SIHH 2016. The Vacheron Constantin Overseas Ultra-Thin model is one of the most impressive watches. The watch equipped with the very flat 2.45mm automatic movement caliber 1120, is being presented in 18 carat white gold and comes with a beautiful new design bracelet.
This heavy 18 carat white gold ultra-thin caliber 1120 watch fits like a glove and is a very distinct timepiece. With their easy to use system to change bracelets and straps, you can easily switch between a leather strap or the 18 carat white gold bracelet. The bracelet has received a design update, which was quite necessary in my opinion. Although I always like the Overseas, it was the bracelet that killed it for me compared to the Patek Philippe Nautilus and Audemars Piguet Royal Oak.
As a result of the movement, the watch itself is also super thin, only 7.5mm thick. The case has a diameter of 40mm and is therefor slightly larger than the aforementioned Royal Oak 15202. Unlike the Royal Oak, the Overseas does not have a monobloc case but instead a case back that has been screwed to the case. Of course, the sapphire crystal enables you to enjoy that beautiful ultra-thin movement with a rotor that uses a rail system instead of the typical ball ring system . The movement has a beautiful 22 carat gold rotor and the balance-wheel has these counter weights that need to be turned for adjusting the speed, similar to the Gyromax system.
Another wonderful feature of this new Vacheron Constantin Overseas Ultra-Thin is the dial. It really stands out and while it is officially translucent grey-lacquered, it might turn into having this brown tone in certain light conditions. It is very mesmerizing and it features a sunburst satin-finished base with 18 carat gold hour markers and hands. Vacheron Constantin made sure to apply luminescent material to the hour markers and hands so the time can be read under low-light conditions as well.