Vacheron Constantin launches the Overseas Chronograph Panda
The Swiss Maison’s newest creation is all about flexibility and customisation
Swiss watchmaking icons Vacheron Constantin have this week announced the launch of their newest model, the Overseas Chronograph Panda.
This new model in steel, with its distinctive sporty aesthetic, reveals what it calls its ‘panda’ face with two-tone graphic dynamics, while also featuring three tool-free interchangeable bracelets & straps; steel, calf leather & rubber.
The mechanical heart of the watch, in-house self-winding Calibre 5200, features a 22K gold oscillating weight adorned with a wind rose, a symbol of travel and exploration, visible through a sapphire caseback. The movement also has a twin barrel fitted with a column wheel complete with a Maltese cross-shaped screw and used to control the start-stop-reset chronograph function.
In addition, the mechanism is endowed with a vertical clutch to prevent any possible jerking of the hands when starting the chronograph.
This new timepiece, according to the Maison, "reflects the collection’s versatile elegance thanks to the interchangeable wristband system enabling the wearer to switch tool-free from a steel bracelet with half-Maltese cross links to a calfskin or black rubber strap".