Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Vacheron Constantin Overseas Chronograph, Calibre 5200

One of the main attractions of the reinvented Vacheron Constantin Overseas collection is a chronograph watch bearing the Hallmark of Geneva and equipped with Calibre 5200, the new self-winding chronograph movement developed and manufactured by Vacheron Constantin.
The result of a five-year development process, this 263-component calibre is fitted with a column wheel coordinating the chronograph start, stop and reset functions, as well as a vertical coupling clutch preventing any jerking of the hand when the chronograph starts.
A signature feature of new Vacheron Constantin chronographs, the column wheel is adorned with a screw shaped like the Manufacture’s signature Maltese cross emblem. This movement is equipped with a twin barrel enhancing its torque and its reliability while ensuring over 50 hours of power reserve. Protected from magnetic fields by a soft iron ring, it powers the hours, minutes, seconds, chronograph and date indications.
These functions are all displayed on a silver-toned or blue dial adorned with sunburst, snailed and velvety finishes.
The gold facetted hands and hour-markers hands are coated with a luminescent material ensuring optimal readability.
The Overseas Chronograph comes in a stainless steel or 18K pink gold 42.5 mm-diameter case.
Its screwed-down push-pieces, crown and caseback guarantee water-resistance to 150 metres, while its transparent back reveals a 22K gold oscillating weight adorned with a wind rose.
The new stainless steel models are each delivered with three interchangeable bracelet/straps: a steel bracelet with an easy-fit system, along with rubber and leather straps.
The two latter are fitted with an equally interchangeable stainless steel folding clasp. The pink gold model comes with two straps: one in leather and the other in rubber; both fitted with an interchangeable pink gold folding clasp.

Technical details
Overseas chronograph, Steel Models

References 
5500V/110A-B075 – silver-toned dial
5500V/110A-B148 – blue dial
Hallmark of Geneva certified timepieces

Movement
Caliber 5200
Developed and manufactured by Vacheron Constantin
Mechanical, self-winding
22K gold Overseas oscillating weight
30.6 mm (13’’’¼) diameter, 6.6 mm thick
Approximately 52 hours of power reserve
4 Hz (28,800 vibrations/hour)
263 components
54 jewels

Indications 
Hours and minutes
Small seconds at 9 o’clock
Date
Column-wheel chronograph (30-minute and 12-hour counters)

Case 
Stainless steel
42.5 mm diameter, 13.7 mm thick
Soft iron casing ring ensuring anti-magnetic protection
Screwed-down crown and quarter-turn screw-lock push-pieces
Transparent sapphire crystal caseback
Water-resistant tested at a pressure of 15 bar (approx. 150 metres)

Dial 
Translucent silver-toned/blue lacquered, sunburst satin-finished base with velvet-finished flange, snailed counters
18K gold hour-markers and hours & minutes hands
Highlighted with white luminescent material

Bracelet/Straps 
Steel bracelet, half Maltese cross-shaped polished and satin-brushed links
Delivered with a second strap in black/blue Mississippiensis alligator leather featuring a black nubuck lining with a micro-perforated effect, hand-stitched, large square scales
Delivered with a third strap in black/blue rubber

Clasps 
Stainless steel bracelet secured by a stainless steel triple blade folding clasp with push-pieces and comfort adjustment system
Delivered with a second stainless steel triple-blade folding clasp with push-pieces and interchangeable system (patent pending) compatible with both additional straps

Overseas chronograph Pink Gold
Reference  5500V/000R-B074
Hallmark of Geneva certified timepiece
Movement
Caliber 5200
Developed and manufactured by Vacheron Constantin
Mechanical, self-winding
22K gold Overseas oscillating weight
30.6 mm (13’’’¼) diameter, 6.6 mm thick
Approximately 52 hours of power reserve
4 Hz (28,800 vibrations/hour)
263 components
54 jewels

Indications 
Hours and minutes
Small seconds at 9 o’clock
Date
Column-wheel chronograph (30-minute and 12-hour counters)

Case 
18K 5N pink gold
42.5 mm diameter, 13.7 mm thick
Soft iron casing ring ensuring anti-magnetic protection
Screwed-down crown and quarter-turn screw-lock push-pieces
Transparent sapphire crystal caseback
Water-resistance tested at a pressure of 15 bar (approx. 150 metres)

Dial 
Translucent silver-toned lacquered, sunburst satin- finished base with velvet-finished flange, snailed counters
18K gold hour-markers and hours & minutes hands
Highlighted with white luminescent material

Straps 
Brown Mississippiensis alligator leather strap featuring a black nubuck lining with a micro-perforated effect, hand-stitched, large square scales
Delivered with a second strap in brown rubber

Clasp 
18K 5N pink gold triple-blade folding clasp with push-pieces and interchangeable system (patent pending) compatible with both straps

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