First launched in 1996, Vacheron Constantin introduces a sleek new chronograph to the Overseas collection. It features a deep blue dial and is fitted with matching leather and rubber straps.
The new model’s deep blue dial is enhanced by luminescent hands and hour-markers for easy legibility. VC’s familiar Maltese Cross logo is placed just beneath the large doube date window at 12 o’clock The case-back is engraved with the three-masted sailing vessel the Amerigo Vespucci.
All Overseas chronographs are water resistant to 15 bar (around 150 metres), as well as having anti-magnetic protection certified to 25,000 A/m (compared with the standard 4,000 A/m) This is due to a soft iron cage shielding the movement from the effects of magnetic fields.
The watch runs on a Calibre 1137 mechanical self-winding chronograph movement featuring 183 parts, a 40-hour power reserve and a frequency of 21,600 vibrations per hour.
In addition to showing the hours, minutes, small seconds at 6 o’clock and the chronograph functions – sweep seconds hand, 30-minute counter at 3 o’clock and 12-hour counter at 9 o’clock – this model also provides a large date display through a twin aperture at 12 o’clock.
The new Overseas Chronograph is 42 mm in diameter and the case comes with two dark blue straps: one in vulcanised rubber and the other in alligator leather.
A triple-blade, twin-pusher steel folding clasp guarantees both security and comfort on the wrist for the wearer of this sporty watch.
The new chronograph will be available exclusively in the United States and in Vacheron Constantin boutiques as of late 2013, before making an appearance worldwide from the summer of 2014 onwards.
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