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Overseas Tourbillon High Jewellery

Sports World are proud to partner with Vacheron Constantin, purveyors of the finest tourbillon high jewellery.

A Sporty-chic watch imbued with precious elegance

 

Vacheron Constantin enriches its Overseas collection with a new technical and precious tourbillon model. Available in an original combination of white gold with a blue dial, it is also distinguished by its bezel and hour-markers entirely set with baguette-cut diamonds. This 42.5 mm-diameter sporty-chic watch features a slender curvature thanks to its ultra-thin self-winding movement, in-house Calibre 2160 with tourbillon. The watch comes with three interchangeable bracelet/ straps. The case-integrated first white gold bracelet is fitted with a folding clasp, while the two additional straps in blue calfskin and rubber are secured by a likewise interchangeable white gold pin buckle set with baguette-cut diamonds.

BAGUETTE-CUT DIAMONDS: A FIRST ON THE OVERSEAS COLLECTION

Vacheron Constantin has chosen the Overseas tourbillon model to introduce two new additions to its collection dedicated to the spirit of travel. For the first time, the model is attired in white gold, a material perfectly suited to its sophisticated nature. To bring out the luminous gleam of the metal, the watch bears the collection’s emblematic satin-brushed blue dial. The second addition is about the colour contrast, enhanced by the setting of 60 diamonds on the six-sided bezel, extending onto the hour-markers. Unlike the other Overseas models, the diamonds set on this piece are baguette-cut, with minimalist contours echoing the watch’s highly structured silhouette. This precious Overseas tourbillon high jewellery is also extremely elegant thanks to its slim case.

ULTRA-THIN: REFLECTING TECHNICAL MASTERY

The Overseas tourbillon watch offers an excellent interpretation of Vacheron Constantin’s understated, creative aesthetic combined with perfect technical mastery. This symbiosis is notably expressed through the slenderness of its curvature, made possible by its ultra-thin movement, Calibre 2160 measuring a mere 5.65 mm thick. Such proportions – just over 10 mm thick for the cased-up watch – are achieved by means of the 22K gold peripheral rotor ensuring an 80-hour power reserve. This construction not only enhances thinness by eliminating the central axis of rotation of the oscillating weight, but also gives a clearer view of the entire movement from the back.

The show staged by this ultra-thin Calibre 2160 is all the more striking. Drawing all eyes, the ballet performed by the regulator is particularly impressive due to its slender architecture, a veritable technical feat accentuated by the care devoted to the movement finishes. With its circular grained mainplate; bridges adorned with Côtes de Genève and hand-bevelled, like the tourbillon bar; its frosted wheels, as well as its chamfered and polished screws, Calibre 2160 and its 188 components, offer a concrete embodiment of technical and precious High Watchmaking. Beating at a frequency at 2.5 Hz (18,000 vibrations per hour), it displays the hours and minutes, as well as the small seconds on the tourbillon carriage.

ONE WATCH, THREE FACES

Water-resistant to 50 metres with a screwdown crown, the Overseas tourbillon high jewellery watch features an interchangeable bracelet/strap system. A special feature of the collection, this technical trick enables the straps to be changed entirely tool-free, thereby enabling Overseas watches to take on new looks to match the circumstances. Supplied with an integrated white gold bracelet fitted with a folding clasp, the model adopts a sportier vibe with a blue rubber strap, or a more classic character with a calfskin leather strap in the same shade. Both straps are fitted with a white gold pin buckle, itself interchangeable tool free and set with 16 baguette-cut diamonds.


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