Most Wanted: Vacheron Constantin Overseas Chronograph

Vacheron Constantin celebrates 130 years of the Overseas Collection with 5 new models.

BY LEONG WONG | May 3, 2016 | News

Vacheron Constantin

You can't call yourself a sports range if you you don't have a chronograph. The latest Overseas Chronograph shares the same body as the Calibre 5100 Automatic. With its complex network of moving parts in mind, it only makes sense to house it in a thicker case. The new in-house designed, developed and manufactured automatic mechanical Calibre 5200 is employed here. The chronograph movement used has a column wheel with a vertical coupling clutch. While more complicated to make, it runs smoother and is prone to less wear-and-tear compared to the horizontal layout with the cam. It is powered by a twin barrel that harnesses 50 hours of power reserve. The movement is also protected by a soft iron ring to counter any magnetic disturbance, should you travel over or near the polar region. The translucent, blue-lacquered dial is sunburst finished, and decorated with a white snailed counter and minute indexes. the date is between four o'clock and five o'clock.