The overseas line from Vacheron Constantin has been slowly expanding to cover all bases, from the basic three-hander right up to the most complicated examples such as the tourbillon and perpetual calendar models. The latter is where we’re looking today as Vacheron Constantin introduces a new variant of its ultra-thin perpetual calendar watch. It’s nice to see them add to the range without taking away.
This watch comes with either a skeletonised dial or a solid blue dial, depending on how legible you’d like your watch to be. I’d go for the skeleton option and be done with it; who needs to know the precise time anyway? Around these new dials is a case made of solid white gold. Connected to it is a bracelet that is also made of white gold (although it has a quick-change system, so you could swap that out if you wanted). The case measures 41.5mm in diameter and just 8.1mm in thickness, making this an extremely thin watch given the perpetual calendar inside it.
The movement is called the calibre 1120 QPSQ/1, which is automatically wound by a solid gold rotor that’s on display through the caseback. The movement runs at 2.75 Hz and for a total of 40-hours. It’s made of 276 individual components and has been finished to Geneva Seal standards (like the Patek Nautilus article, there’s a Jargon Buster article on our site explaining what this means.
The new ultra-sexy (I mean thin, ultra-thin) Vacheron Constantin Overseas is available exclusively through Vacheron Constantin boutiques for the princely sum of $94,000 if you want the blue dial or $121,000 if you want the skeleton dial.