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The Vacheron Constantin Overseas Tourbillon High Jewellery

A blaze of baguette-cut diamonds and a white gold case magnify the luxury quotient of the sporty-chic Overseas Tourbillon.

| By Rebecca Doulton | 2 min read |

With the festive season just around the corner, Vacheron Constantin lights up its Overseas Tourbillon with a blaze of baguette-set diamonds. First introduced to the brand’s successful luxury sports Overseas collection in 2019, the Tourbillon model boasts a slim profile thanks to the incorporation of Vacheron Constantin’s ultra-thin tourbillon calibre 2160. The latest Overseas Tourbillon marks a first for the collection, combining a white gold case with a signature blue dial and an opulent setting of 85 baguette-cut diamonds on the bezel, dial, and buckle.

Although the Overseas Tourbillon has appeared in rose gold, this is the first time it materialises in white gold. With a diameter of 42.5mm and a thickness of 10.39mm, the white gold case has a soft iron casing ring to protect the movement from magnetism and a screw-down crown to ensure the 50m water-resistance. The juxtaposition of geometric shapes gives the case its dynamic, sporty temperament, and the signature six-sided bezel, usually polished to contrast with the matte satin-brushed surfaces, is set for the first time with 60 baguette-cut diamonds. With their 25 facets, flat surfaces and sharp edges, the choice of invisible-set baguette-cut diamonds – as opposed to round brilliant-cut diamonds – reinforces the architectural design of the Overseas.

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The sunburst blue lacquered dial, a flagship colour of the Overseas collection, contrasts beautifully with the white gold case and the bright light of the diamonds. Nine of the twelve white gold hour markers are set with baguette-cut diamonds, leaving the position from 5 – 7 o’clock free for the tourbillon aperture. The tourbillon regulator, with its distinctive open carriage shaped like a Maltese cross, is secured by a solid gold chaton, and the bridge is black polished by hand to produce a mirror-like reflection.

One of the best-designed interchangeable bracelet/strap systems ever developed, the Overseas comes with an integrated white gold bracelet with a folding clasp and two additional straps, one in blue calfskin rubber and a sportier one in blue rubber. The extra straps are fitted with a white gold pin buckle set with 16 baguette-cut diamonds.

The Overseas Tourbillon is powered by Vacheron Constatin’s ultra-thin automatic tourbillon calibre 2160. With a thickness of just 5.65mm, the 188-part movement relies on a peripheral solid 22k gold rotor and delivers a robust 80-hour power reserve. The movement is beautifully decorated in line with the Hallmark of Geneva standards.

The price of the Vacheron Constantin Overseas Tourbillon High Jewellery is upon request, but as a yardstick, the rose gold model without diamonds now retails for 206,000 euros. For more information, please consult

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