The Vacheron Constantin Overseas Perpetual Calendar Ultra Thin lives up to its name with a profile that takes watchmaking expertise to the sublime when it comes to creating an ultra thin wristwatch that is crafted for aesthetics and comfort with no sacrifice of performance. It’s a feat in watchmaking innovation with a touch of sheer genius. The watch exudes quality and achievement and merits much more than a second look. It’s hard to take your eyes off the magnificent busy details of this complicated timepiece.
The case of the Vacheron Constantin Overseas Perpetual Calendar Ultra-Thin is just 41.5 mm with a thickness of 8.1 mm. It’s made of rose gold material in a brushed finish. When you flip this watch over you discover that there’s more to see on the back. The case back is also made of rose gold in a brushed finish with specification engravings on the outer rim and a flat sapphire crystal protecting the window that grants a full view of the movement to give you an idea of the complication of this watch.
The lugs are short and the crown is large enough to make it easy to use for setting the time, when necessary, also in rose gold. The bezel is uniquely styled in rose gold with a polished finish that adds a note of contrast in texture but it’s so slight you must pay attention. It lends a nice design variation as well with its Maltese cross design.
The background is set in a dark blue background with three sub dials centered precisely at the 12 o’ clock, 9 o’ clock and 3 o’clock positions which gives the busy face of the watch a distinct sense of balance. The sub dials are a slightly lighter hue and indicating the month and days in white applied characters that stand out nicely. The hands of the sub dials are rose gold with the larger hours and minutes hands made of rose gold and filled with lume. A flat sapphire crystal preserves both the front dial and the back, protecting the movement yet allowing you to have a peek.
The Vacheron Constantin Overseas Perpetual Calendar Ultra-Thin is powered by Vacheron’s own automatic style movement which happens to be a caliber 1120 QP, sort for quantieme perpetuel. The movement measures just 4.05 mm in thickness. It eats at 2.75 Hz at 19,800 vph and offers a reserve of 40 hours. There are 276 parts and the functions are date, day, hours, minute, seconds, and moonphase. It bears the Geneva Seal to alert all that of its excellence in the task of precision timekeeping.
The metal bracelet is also made of a matching rose gold and it lets everyone know up front that the price tag is going to be high. The metal bracelet is solid gold. In addition to the rose gold bracelet, the Vacheron Constantin Overseas Perpetual Calendar Ultra Thin also comes with additional strap options which include a rubber strap and a leather one.
Price and availability
The Vacheron Constantin Overseas Perpetual Calendar Ultra Thin Watch is available in the rose gold version with a solid gold bracelet for a price tag of $92,500. It’s also available in a white gold featuring a gray dial of a rose gold with silver or blue dials, your choice for $77,500 minus the solid gold strap and leather and rubber straps included. The metal bracelet edition throws in the leather and rubber straps so you can change up the look of this sporty luxury watch at will.
Vacheron Constantin has taken their expertise in watchmaking over the top with the Overseas Perpetual Calendar Ultra Thin. It is perhaps one of the thinnest luxury sport watches we’ve seen in some time. It is nice that they’ve made it available in a few different options. It really is a remarkable achievement to create such a svelte and sexy sports watch with so many wonderful complications and still maintaining every ounce of quality and performance you’d expect from a high-end movement. While we’re still trying to figure out why they would include a rubber strap on this particular watch we’ll let that go for now and give this piece a nod of respect for its beauty, precision timekeeping and remarkable aesthetics.