I will save my feelings about Vacheron Constantin this year compared to a year ago to our every day recap later on today. Presently the time has come to discuss a watch that isn’t maybe the most available (read: moderate) watch on the planet at 95.000 Euro, however it did make my horological heart tick quicker. I’m discussing the new full gold Vacheron Constantin Overseas Perpetual Calendar Ultra-Thin reference 4300V/120R-B064.
Gold Overseas Perpetual Calendar Ultra-Thin
Completely in accordance with the gold fever I am languishing over some time now, this watch is – to me – perhaps the coolest piece I have seen at the SIHH up until now. This Vacheron Constantin Overseas Perpetual Calendar Ultra-Thin combines various fascinating triggers for me.
First of all, it is the Overseas plan, which truly addresses me. I have a weakness for Genta’s Royal Oak and Nautilus, yet additionally end up loving the Overseas plan that depends on the first Vacheron Constantin ‘222’ plan by Hysek during the 1970s. You could say these fashioners followed each other on the foot, yet I likewise feel it may have been the ‘right time’ for these sort of plans with coordinated wristbands. As you most likely are aware, the ‘222’ model, later on, got known as the Overseas. Not quite the same as the Royal Oak 15202 and Nautilus 5711/1A, there doesn’t appear to be an unmistakable ‘ur’ model of the Overseas that individuals can use as the reference for these watches. In the event that there is any, it would be the Ultra-Thin one with 1120 movement, however I don’t know Vacheron Constantin takes a gander at it this way.
Besides the plan, it is the perpetual calendar that I truly revere. I don’t really like tourbillons, in spite of the fact that I respect the hand-work that goes into them obviously. In any case, a perpetual calendar (once more) addresses my creative mind with regards to watchmaking. A helpful complication, that can show you the right day, date, month, jump year and moon stages at the same time. What’s more, one that runs without a vital amendment for in any event a very long time from now.
And indeed, this watch is in full gold and comes on a gold wristband. There are additionally references of this Overseas Perpetual Calendar Ultra-Thin available on a calfskin strap or elastic strap m(at 77.000,= Euro), yet for me, this watch just established a colossal connection with this red gold Overseas bracelet.
The instance of the gold Overseas Perpetual Calendar Ultra-Thin is 41.5mm and it is about 8.1mm thick, or tin. The very thin type 1120 QP movement is the motivation behind why, obviously. The sapphire caseback reveals the movement with its 22-carat gold rotor.
Caliber 1120 QP
The movement inside this Vacheron Constantin Overseas Perpetual Calendar is their type 1120 QP/1. It comprises of 276 movement parts and measures just 4.05mm in thickness. This calendar will run faultlessly work the year 2100 (jump year) before it will require a change. It has a 40 hours power-reserve and ticks at 19,800vph. It additionally bears the Hallmark of Geneva. This movement has been developed and made by Vacheron Constantin. As you can see on the pictures above, the elements of this movement are the sign of the: hours, minutes, day, date, month, jump year and the moon phases.
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