Hands-on With Vacheron Constantin’s 2024 Overseas Novelties

Anyone who ignores Vacheron Constantin's overseas does so at their own risk, here's why.


Vacheron Constantin’s Overseas range of watches has never quite been as popular as the integrated bracelet sporty watches from other manufacturers of the same calibre, for reasons we here at WristReview don’t understand. Sure, maybe Vacheron Constantin isn’t as famous as the other two I’m alluding to, but it’s still a very popular brand with an extremely long and illustrious history. To bolster Vacheron Constantin’s position on the matter further, here are four new additions to the Overseas collection.

Overseas Self-Winding

Crafted in 18k pink gold, the Overseas Self-Winding is a versatile timepiece that suits (nearly) any occasion. The 41mm x 10.69mm size is just right, and the green trend colour adds a touch of modernity. The subtlety of pink gold on this model is a perfect match for the green, creating a timeless and modern look. This piece also comes with a solid 18k pink gold bracelet that is interchangeable with other straps thanks to a quick change system. Inside the watch is the calibre 5100, a self-winding Geneva Seal movement with a 4Hz beat rate and a 60-hour power reserve. The price before taxes is $60,500.

Overseas Dual Time

The next model is a personal favourite, the Overseas Dual Time. This model, like the last one, has a 41.00mm x 12.00mm 18k pink gold case and an eye-catching green dial. The colour, which is very playful with the light, is only half the story. The indications on the dial of this piece are quite unusual; it has a date feature like the last model, but it uses a hand rather than a window. It also features a second timezone indication, marked with the triangle-tipped hand, plus a day/night indicator, all of this is controlled via a second crown. This watch is powered by the calibre 5110 DT/2, which also has a 4Hz beat rate and a 60-hour power reserve. The price of this model is $75,500 before taxes.

Overseas Chronograph

If you like something a bit larger then this next piece might be the one for you. The Overseas Chronograph is a classy and sophisticated piece, but it’s also got some sporty intentions as it’s 42.50 x 12.67mm case is water resistant to 150m (as with the two previous watches). Inside this piece is the self-winding calibre 5200 which has a hand-decorated 22k gold rotor, a 4Hz beat rate and a 52-hour power reserve. The chronograph is smooth to use thanks to a column wheel which has been capped with the Maltese cross, Vacheron Constantin’s logo. This watch comes at a price of $79,500 before taxes.

Overseas Tourbillon

The final model we’re looking at today is a truly exclusive edition, available only in select boutiques. It’s a testament to Vacheron Constantin’s craftsmanship and innovation, a sporty(ish) watch with a super slim 42.5mm x 10.39mm grade 5 titanium case and a tourbillon on the dial. It’s not particularly practical. The tourbillon will stand up to daily wear, but it’s not a “wear wherever you want” thing, and the case is 50m water resistant, but who cares when it looks this good? The slim titanium case means it feels easy to wear anywhere, and it looks good. The in-house-made self-winding calibre 2160 sits inside this watch. It has a 3Hz beat rate and an 80-hour power reserve, plus it also has a peripheral rotor, meaning you get to see more of the movement without obstruction.

So, these are the main novelties from the new Overseas collection; what did you think? There were two other watches, the Overseas Tourbillon with a diamond-set bezel and also a 35mm pink gold Overseas Self-Winding with a diamond bezel, but we didn’t get to see those ones. Let us know your thoughts in the comments!