Vacheron Constantin pays tribute to Middle East
Vacheron Constantin, the world’s oldest Haute Horlogerie manufacture, with more than 260 years of uninterrupted experience, unveils its exclusive overseas timepieces dedicated to the region.
A statement by the company explains that these special editions blend the open-minded spirit of the Maison with inspirations from the Middle East’s colours and sights.
“The Maison special edition timepieces are an echo to the Middle East hues and mirror the most striking shades that characterise the region: brown and gold,” said the statement.
Brown and gold are among the most mesmerising hues that characterise the unique and colorful Middle East region. While brown denotes its strength, seniority, security and protection, gold is the colour of its elegance, its sophistication, wealth, success and status.
The 18K pink gold bracelet of the ladies model is domed and graced with a satin-brushed finish, as well as polished interior angles evoking the region’s generosity and wisdom; the rubber strap bears a motif inspired by the famous Vacheron Constantin emblem; while the alligator leather strap has a flat tip and a velvety nubuck lining, accentuated by a micro-perforated effect, combining comfort and sporty aesthetics with an open spirit.
Overseas Middle East Exclusive Edition
The overseas collection has been designed in a spirit of casual elegance and practicality. Each model comes with a variety of straps in precious 18K pink gold, rubber and alligator. Enhanced by their tool-free interchangeable straps/bracelets and easy-fit system, Overseas timepieces are the perfect travelling companions.
Flowing, ergonomic lines, subtle light effects and delicate finishes place the new overseas models firmly within a timeless yet distinctly contemporary aesthetic universe.
The curves of the case ensure seamless integration with the bracelet or strap, a feature that is both technically sophisticated and aesthetically pleasing. The six-sided bezel and the fluted crown with its grooves evoke the Maison design codes.
Overseas Chronograph – Calibre 5200
The Overseas Chronograph watch, bearing the Hallmark of Geneva, is equipped with the 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.
A signature feature of this new Vacheron Constantin chronograph, the column wheel is adorned with a screw shaped like the Manufacture’s signature Maltese Cross emblem. This movement is equipped with a twin barrel, enhancing its torque and its reliability, while ensuring more than 50 hours of power reserve.
The Overseas Chronograph comes in a 18K pink gold 42.5 mm-diameter case. Its screwed-down pushpieces, crown and caseback guarantee water-resistance to 150 metres, while its transparent back reveals a 22K gold oscillating weight adorned with a wind rose.
This new model comes with two brown straps: one in leather and the other in rubber, both fitted with an interchangeable pink gold folding clasp.
Overseas small model – Calibre 5300
The Overseas Small Model is adorned with 84 round-cut diamonds totalling more than 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-part self-winding movement powers the hours, minutes and small seconds at 9 o’clock, while ensuring an approximately two-day power reserve. The Overseas small model comes with a brown dial. a pair of gold luminescent hands sweep around the matching hour-markers punctuating this perfectly legible dial face.
These Overseas models are available exclusively in the Middle East, the region that inspired their creation.