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Introducing The Vacheron Constantin Overseas Perpetual Calendar Ultra-Thin Skeleton

Introducing The Vacheron Constantin Overseas Perpetual Calendar Ultra-Thin Skeleton

Snappy Take

If I were to plan a watch that consummately addresses where Vacheron Constantin is at the current second, I think I’d come up with something very near this new delivery. Meet the Overseas Perpetual Calendar Ultra-Thin Skeleton, an openworked form of VC’s unmistakable interpretation of the thin, complicated game watch. At the point when the most recent age of Overseas watches appeared back in 2016 , the radiance piece for the new assortment was the super meager unending schedule in white gold with a dazzling dark dial . It had a huge load of fans here at HODINKEE HQ, and I think for the vast majority of us that underlying fervor hasn’t died down the slightest bit. The watch looks extraordinary, is an illustration of genuine high watchmaking, and is probably as tough as possible request that a never-ending schedule be. This watch is all that and more.

When it comes to the fundamentals, this is in fact like that unique 2016 delivery, utilizing a similar base development and with a similar profile and general format. It’s significantly nearer to a year ago’s update, which added a full rose-gold wristband to the rose-gold case and silver dial choice that we saw without precedent for 2018 ( and that Jack looked into inside and out here ). Vacheron Constantin has been consistently developing the Overseas QP Ultra-Thin, bit by bit, as opposed to giving us such a large number of alternatives at the same time. Like a year ago’s watch, this watch has a strong pink-gold case estimating 41.5mm across and simply 8.1mm thick, it has a full never-ending schedule show with moon stage as well, and it comes on a Maltese Cross-style arm band with both croc and elastic ties that you can undoubtedly trade on and off gratitude to the brisk change framework. The schedule system additionally will not need changing until 2100 – including the moon stage show – so you can really set it and fail to remember it. For what it’s worth, it’s a lovely adaptable and low-upkeep watch for a QP.

The huge contrast is the development and dial, the two of which have been opened up without precedent for an Overseas QP. Vacheron has a serious history with skeletonization, however it’s commonly utilized in a more customary, spruced up setting. That implies that the plates and scaffolds, at any rate what’s left of them, ordinarily have luxurious etchings that feature exactly how minimal metal is held, normally barely enough to guarantee underlying trustworthiness and dependability, letting however much light through as could be expected. This execution, conversely, has been custom-made to suit the watch’s general stylish. This implies that scaffolds are given a straight-graining treatment and edges are angled with sharp edges, giving the components a huge load of definition and loaning a marginally more contemporary and compositional look. Matched with the sapphire dial, which highlights applied gold hour markers and gliding white plates for the schedule signs, this gives you a skeleton fit for the 21st century and not an accolade for watchmaking seasons of old.

Introductory Thoughts

It’s no mysterious that the purported “extravagance sport watch” classification has detonated in the course of the most recent couple of years, and that watches like the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak and Patek Philippe Nautilus have come to overwhelm the gathering scene. To say that they’ve arrived at the purpose of omnipresence may even be putting it mildly. In any case, that doesn’t make them awful watches. Indeed, there is something in particular about a thin watch with an incorporated wristband that is excessively compelling on the wrist, prevailing fashions be doomed. On the off chance that you like such watches however you would prefer not to be wearing something very similar as every other person, a watch like this is an ideal choice.

The Overseas assortment has consistently had its own vibe, perhaps on the grounds that it wasn’t planned by Gérald Genta and did not depend on one of his plans by the same token. It’s its own thing. It’s somewhat particular, and it works effectively remaining on the correct side of the cutting edge/extravagant line, however there are components of both enveloped with a similar watch. This form of the Overseas QP is certainly the most ludicrous yet, and I believe it’s very fruitful. Giving the development another completion notwithstanding the openworking is a brilliant method to cause this to feel firm, and I’ll never not be an enthusiast of a QP on a wristband. The images you see here look bounty great, however I’m anticipating that this one should truly jump off the wrist face to face. Ideally, I can get my hands on one sooner as opposed to later.

The Basics

Brand: Vacheron Constantin

Model: Overseas Perpetual Calendar Ultra-Thin Skeleton

Reference Number: 4300V/120R-B547 

Diameter: 41.5mm

Thickness: 8.1mm

Case Material: 5N pink gold

Dial Color: Sapphire with white discs

Indexes: Arabic numerals and applied batons

Lume: Yes, on all fours markers

Water Resistance: 50 meters

Strap/Bracelet: 5N pink gold wristband, blue gator tie, and blue elastic tie, all with fast change framework. Lashes come with pink gold clasps as well.

The Movement

Caliber: 1120 QPSQ/1

Functions: Hours, minutes, interminable schedule (date, day, month, and jump year pointer), and moon stage display

Diameter: 29.6mm

Thickness: 4.05mm

Power Reserve: 40 hours

Winding: Automatic

Frequency: 2.75 Hz (19,800 vph)

Jewels: 36

Total Components: 276

Geneva Seal Certified

Additional Details: Winding rotor is made of 22k gold and is openworked with NAC treatment

Estimating & Availability

Price: $115,000

Availability: Vacheron Constantin shop exclusive

Limited Edition: No, yet restricted production.

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