The world’s oldest Haute Horlogerie brand Vacheron Constantin celebrated the launch of its new Overseas collection for Middle East & India region on 8th October, 2016 at The Great Eastern Home, Mumbai, India.The distinguished launch evening witnessed a unique perspective on the travel spirit of the new Overseas collection through a multi-sensorial brand experience, in presence of the Brand CEO,Mr.Juan-Carlos Torres.
Dedicated to comfort, the new Overseas models are the ideal companions of modern world travelers who are steadily enriched by every successive encounter and every fresh discovery. To highlight this perspective of the world shaped by travel, Vacheron Constantin has selected a legendary photographer, who places the notion of humanity at the very heart of his work: Steve McCurry.
The overseas tour offers a distinct perspective on the world through the lens of this great lensman. Like the 12 hours of the dial, the photojournalist immortalized 12 unexpected locations including Chand Baori step well in Rajasthan, India. This ancient step well is a legendary and mesmerizingly beautiful work of art intermingling symbolic ornamentation and optical illusions. Located near a temple in Abhaneri, in the state of Rajasthan, it has been a major center of social life through the centuries. Some of the other locations includeLeshan (China), Grand Central Terminal (New York, U.S.A), Tsuru-no-yuOnsen (Japan), Aqueduct of Padre Tembleque (Mexico) to name a few.
Guests were invited to a journey of discovery through the Overseas tour captured by Steve McCurry’s artworks, along with all the collection’s distinctive technical features on display.“It has been in our DNA to marry traditional fine watchmaking values such as artisanal finishing with the pulse of the contemporary world,” says Vacheron Constantin CEO Juan-Carlos Torres. “This year, Vacheron Constantin has reinvented one of its most iconic collection- The Overseas. This collection offers a variety of innovative new features yet it strikes a balance between function, elegance and traditions. For us, the Overseas is the perfect collection that represents these values of the brand.I am excited to be here for the launch in India and share this tour along with Steve Mc Curry’s fantastic images that evoke the spirit of this collection.”
Overseas- A unique perspective of the world
Vacheron Constantin’siconic collections, Overseas has five new models (12 references) equipped with Manufacture movements – including three new calibers – and embody the new generation of self-winding timepieces inspired by the spirit of travel. All models, whether in steel or gold, from the simplest to the most complicated, bear the Hallmark of Geneva and are fitted with easily interchangeable bracelets/straps, a guarantee of comfort anywhere in the world. Alongside watches featuring simple displays (hours, minutes, seconds, with or without date), the collection also comprises chronographs and ultra-thin timepieces.
The new Vacheron Constantin calibers are driven by an oscillating weight of 18K gold inspired by the wind rose, a symbol of travel. In keeping with the travel spirit, Overseas timepieces meet practical demands in order to guarantee their owner ideal comfort and user friendliness. The Overseas collection is designed to the versatile lifestyle of today’s world travelers.
To mark this launch, a dedicated website has been unveiled with an aim to explore the collection’s distinctive travel- themed universe. Through photo galleries, 360-degree videos including “making of” video, you will discover the exceptional Overseas Tour locations, captured by Steve McCurry. The entire set of models and their distinctive technical features are also presented through specific videos and sections.
Overseas -Versatile Elegance
The Overseas watches are equipped with interchangeable straps/bracelet. Delivered with a leather and rubber strap as well as a metal bracelet, Overseas will offer even more stylish options for the festive season thanks to an array of strap colors. Offering a new range of colours designed to inspire audacious style moves, Vacheron Constantin has also given top priority to comfort by developing an easy-fit size adjustment system to ensure the models sit perfectly on the wrist.
Hallmark of Geneva
All Vacheron Constant in watches meet the demanding criteria of the Hallmark of Geneva, label of quality and excellence in stated in 1886. The Hallmark of Geneva rewards watches developed and assembled in Geneva according to extremely stringent criteria relating both to movement components and performance of the watch.