Overseas Chronograph Perpetual Calendar Boutique New York

Overseas Chronograph Perpetual Calendar Boutique New York

 

To celebrate the opening of its first boutique in the United States, Vacheron Constantin presents an original model: the Overseas Chronograph Perpetual Calendar Boutique New York.  The red, white and blue of the dial and strap pay tribute to the American national colors and recall the brand’s presence in the United States since 1832.

The Overseas Chronograph Perpetual Calendar Boutique New York model incorporates two major complications within a sporting and elegant case. The combination of the chronograph and the perpetual calendar – both highly sought after by devotees of mechanical fine watchmaking – is a first for the Overseas collection, which houses the remarkable Calibre 1136 within a steel case. As rare as it is complex, the Overseas Chronograph Perpetual Calendar Boutique New York is issued in a 20-piece individually numbered limited edition exclusively reserved for the New York boutique.

 

At the heart of this exceptional model beats Calibre 1136 QP and its 228 parts: a mechanical self-winding movement featuring a balance oscillating at 21,600 vibrations per hour, with an approximately 40-hour power reserve. In addition to the hours, minutes and small seconds at 6 o’clock, Calibre 1136 QP powers the chronograph functions as well as the perpetual calendar indicating the day of the week, the date and the month on a 48-month cycle complete with leap-year and moon-phase displays.

 

Entirely in tune with the American culture, the model proudly bears the US national colors – red, white and blue – on its dial and strap. It comes in a 42 mm case that is water-resistant to 15 bar (approximately 150 metres). The collection’s signature bezel inspired by the Maltese cross is made of stainless steel, like all the other case elements. A soft iron cage within the case protects the mechanical movement from magnetic fields. The screw-down case-back is engraved with the inscription “Madison and 64th” – the boutique address – as well as the individual number of each watch within the 20-piece limited edition. Each watch comes with two straps: one in blue alligator leather with a red lining and the other in chestnut brown calfskin.

The Overseas Chronograph Perpetual Calendar Boutique New York immediately sets the tone with its vibrant colors, associating the American dream and the cosmopolitan culture of New York with the best of fine watchmaking.

Overseas Chronograph Perpetual Calendar Boutique New York

Overseas Chronograph Perpetual Calendar Boutique New York

Overseas Chronograph Perpetual Calendar Boutique New York

Overseas Chronograph Perpetual Calendar Boutique New York

Overseas Chronograph Perpetual Calendar Boutique New York

Technical characteristics

 

Reference                                49020/000A-9718

                                                   Overseas Chronograph Perpetual Calendar Boutique New York

 

Calibre                                      1136 QP

 

Energy                                      Mechanical, self-winding

                                                                   

Movement thickness              7.90 mm

 

Movement diameter               28 mm (11 ¼ lignes)

 

Number of Jewels                  37    

 

Number of components        228

 

Frequency                                3 Hz (21,600 vibrations/hour)

 

Indications                               Hours, minutes and small seconds at 6 o’clock

                                                   Column-wheel chronograph with 30-minute and 12-hour counters

                                                   Perpetual calendar (day of the week, date, 48-month counter with leap-year indication)

                                                   Moon phase

 

Power reserve                         Approximately 40 hours

 

Case                                         Stainless steel

                                                   42 mm in diameter

                                                   Sapphire with anti-reflective coating on the inside, flat

                                                   Solid with stamped “Overseas” medallion, closed with screws

                                                   Equipped with antimagnetic protection

                                                                   

Water resistance                    Tested at a pressure of 15 bar (approximately 150 metres)

 

Dial                                            Dark blue, sunray satin-finished

                                                   12 applied trapezoid hour-markers in 18K white gold with white luminescent material

                                                                   

Strap                                          Dark blue Mississippiensis alligator leather, hand-stitched, saddle-finish, large

                                                    squale-scales, red leather inner shell

                                                   Delivered with a second strap in brown barenia

                                                                   Clasp                                          Stainless steel triple-blade folding clasp, double security with buttons, polished                                                                                                                          half Maltese cross

Limited edition of 20 individually numbered pieces Exclusively for the Vacheron Constantin Boutique in New York “N°X/20” and “Madison and 64th” engraved on the caseback
Now this is a cool watch!
07/25/2011 - 11:06

Great color, sporty yet sophisticated. I do love VC's perpetual calendars! yes

A very cool design... it proves that you can better a perfect watch nt
07/25/2011 - 20:42

yes

Beautiful - when i read American colours i feared the worst but
07/25/2011 - 22:22

VC have done a really tasteful job.

Re: Overseas Chronograph Perpetual Calendar Boutique New York
07/26/2011 - 02:39

The OS Perp Calendar is one contemporary VC that I drool over cheeky.

Raphsody in Blue
07/26/2011 - 03:48

Alex,

Like the famous music from George Gershwin, this timepiece is a remarkable example of elegance.

The sportiveness is given by the red color elements on the dial.

a true blue yachting watch , very sporty and desirable nt.
07/26/2011 - 07:40

nt.

sportier than the original one in SS/Ti and seems to be
07/26/2011 - 10:26

more legible.

Great work: 2 models similar and so different. The US version is right on time for this summer with his blue dial cool

Liger

A refreshing young and sporty look
07/26/2011 - 11:11

A very nice watch indeed. A sporty and cool look that we would like to see offered on other models as well. It would bring a more casual feel to some Vacheron watches.

Congratulations for this new approach. Let's see what comes up with the opening of the Kingston shop :-)

The perfect watch that I would need
07/26/2011 - 12:51
Hi Alex, if you need someone to test this wonderful jewel, I'd be more than happy to help you... Regards, Bernard
Re: Overseas Chronograph Perpetual Calendar Boutique New York
07/27/2011 - 12:19
Very beautifull even for a lover of the overseas ss bracelet.
Nice one :)
07/27/2011 - 16:05

Imho I always prefer them with these beautiful bracelet but this is already a great LE .

cheers

Francois

Re: Overseas Chronograph Perpetual Calendar Boutique New York
11/13/2014 - 14:56

Hi

Every vacheron constantin overseas has anti-reflective treatment on both sides?

João