Vacheron Constantin goes dark for its latest Overseas models
Better in black
If you prefer your watches to be as black as your soul (just saying), Vacheron Constantin has dropped two new additions to its Overseas collection that works a bit of the dark side into its design codes. Entirely sleek and classically handsome, the simply named Overseas Black is everything you love about the maison's flagship collection, and then some.
Replacing the signature blue dial that has become synonymous with the Overseas family and its maritime aesthetic, the newcomers are fronted by black lacquered dials inspired by the reverse panda watch faces that were all the rage in the '60s. While the bygone era mostly dedicated this particular colour scheme to motorsport watches, Overseas Black is flaunting the style factor instead, going for high impact visuals with a light/dark contrast between the dials and the stainless steel cases. This fresh interpretation counts a self-winding and chronograph version in its lineup, understated for the former and athleisure chic for the latter. The chronograph Overseas Black further accentuates its visibility thanks to three additional counters — small seconds at nine, 12-hour at six and 30-minute at three o'clock, respectively — coloured a silver-toned hue.
The stylish black façade is also ready for any and all occasions thanks to Vacheron Constantin's interchangeable strap system that debuted with the revamped Overseas collection two years back. Gents can personalise their Overseas Black with leather, metal and rubber bracelet options in a jiffy, so you can go from an afternoon playing squash to a dinner soiree with the same watch. Versatile refinement with a dark side? Check and check.
The new Overseas Black is available at Vacheron Constantin boutiques.