The Overseas collection is back, from the house of Vacheron Constantin, after its update in 2018. The Perpetual Calendar Ultra-Thin Skeleton employs the same base movement and style from the 2016 reboot in addition to a calendar mechanism that needn’t be adjusted till 2100. It’s slim and shows off its horological beauty with unabashed pride.
Arriving at the Watches & Wonders 2020 unveiling, made entirely out of 18K 5N pink gold, this Overseas rendition impressed with a 4.05 mm slim case. It will have a 40-hour power reserve and beat at 19,800 vibrations per hour. A total of 276 components will tell the time and day in addition to a 48-month leap year counter and the moon phase. At first glance, the sapphire dial is specked with gold hour markers and the calendar indications in white. The days of the week are at 9 o’clock, white the date sits at 3 o’clock. The moon phases are at 6 o’clock. There’s a unique personality to the skeleton fit, with sharper and more defined edges and a finely balanced touch of the classic and the contemporary. If you do not want to go for the skeletonized version, you could pick the alternative blue-lacquered dial version.
You can get it with a Maltese Cross-style bracelet, in alligator and rubber straps, in addition to the gold bracelet that would be your pick if you’re wearing it in a less sporty scenario. Switching between the straps is a breeze, thanks to a special quick-change system – something that is becoming commonplace in the growing number of luxury sports watches. The satin-brushed finish is done by hand, which adds a personal touch to the entire ensemble.
The Vacheron Constantin Overseas Perpetual Calendar Ultra-Thin Skeleton is the kind of watch you’d want to just buy ($115,000) and begin using without bothering about adjustments and the like for a better part of a century.