In the City of Light - The Overseas Skeleton

Feb 27, 2022,16:16 PM

Dear fellow Purists,

Yesterday I had the time to take a few shots of this marvel. There's no need to introduce the Overseas, and the QP version has been around in various iterations for about 4 years. What's new is the Skeleton version, which in my opinion is one of the most attractive "modern" style openworked watches on the market today. I'll let the pictures do the talking here.

The movement is based on the same Cal. 1120 as found in other iterations of the Overseas Perpetual, here with a black NAC coating for added visual contrast. The coating is the same as on the Twin Beat, where it was first introduced. 

The openworked Cal. 1120 QPSQ vs. the standard 1120 QP (pic credit: Vacheron Constantin)

Here a a few more details of the front side...

...and the gorgeous moon phase (depending on the light, you can see the lines connecting the star signs)

A pocket shot on the blue rubber strap.

Thanks for watching. I hope you enjoyed the show as much as I do...


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 By: TeutonicCarFan : February 27th, 2022-16:29
Thanks for sharing. That movement is beautiful. As much as I like traditional finishing, this new treatment makes a modern approach that is refreshing. Sublime. -kevin

Magnificent time piece, Daniel. Happy for you to acquire this beauty!

 By: joenghenry : February 27th, 2022-16:35
The skeletonized rotor and baseplate are particularly attractive.

On the backside, yes.

 By: mrds : February 27th, 2022-20:19
And I love the slim profile and the versatility of this piece.

Many thanks!

 By: mrds : February 27th, 2022-20:19

Without words 😶

 By: Jp75 : February 27th, 2022-16:53
Thanks a lot for these amazing pictures. I’m left for words! The watch is beautiful and thanks to your comparison, I now appreciate the NAC treatment: it makes the movement even more stunning! Cheers, Jérôme

Amazing piece - VC has been on a roll lately. And it’s not just the Overseas line-up.

 By: ChetBaker : February 27th, 2022-17:06
Some great new offerings in the Traditionnelle and, dare I say it, even the 56 line is garnering more attention.

And rightfully so!

 By: mrds : February 27th, 2022-20:25
The skeleton version of this movement is quite spectacular, with the rotor only being the eye catcher but so much else going on at the highest level. The only drawback is the month display which is hard to read - here the Nautilus has a better solution. B... 


 By: InHavenPro : February 27th, 2022-17:25
I especially loved the fact that you included the shot of the two variations of the movement next to one-another. Thanks, Filip

I almost went for the WG grey dial PC when it was in boutiques 3 years ago.

 By: mrds : February 27th, 2022-20:27
It was quite painful to let this one pass (I decided to go for the Cornes de Vache at the time), and now, I feel I did the right thing to see this amazing iteration. Thanks for chiming in, Filip!

Yes it is.

 By: mrds : February 27th, 2022-20:28
Plus, a vision on where a sports watch line like the Overseas can go. I applaud VC for making this real.


 By: vallura : February 27th, 2022-20:34

After your stunning Twinbeat

 By: George Gently : February 27th, 2022-17:56
you’re surprising us with yet another VC beauty. I’m flabbergasted and thank you for taking the time and effort for letting us have part in your joy. Regards, George


 By: Michael Reilly : February 27th, 2022-18:18
It is a beautiful piece for sure. Enjoy

Thanks a lot, Michael

 By: mrds : February 27th, 2022-20:31

It is my sincere pleasure, dear George.

 By: mrds : February 27th, 2022-20:30
Especially after reading a comment like yours. It means a lot to me. I guess the big thanks go to VC for realizing this work of art!

Well, the watch is great. The photos, I'm struggling with to be honest.

 By: mrds : February 27th, 2022-20:32
For this piece, I'd love to be able to shoot pics like our friend mj23!


 By: MPP : February 28th, 2022-00:39
Just an amazing piece. And the fact that this beauty fits in an ultrathin case is all the more impressive. Congratulations.

Stunning! I am so happy to see VC getting the

 By: Uppersouth : February 28th, 2022-00:41
deserved appreciation. The Overseas line has truly been successful at catching the eye of the watch community and causing them to turn deeper into the pages of the VC catalogue. Congratulations on one of the finest examples of wrist art being produced!

Wrist art it is!

 By: mrds : February 28th, 2022-09:54
You said it very well. And I agree, there's lots of hidden treasures still in VC's catalogue - especially in the Historique and Traditionnelle collections imho.


 By: MTR : February 28th, 2022-18:00
Your new VC Overseas QP is breathtaking. I can't take away my eyes especially from yout last wrist shot. It's amazing. And the readability of this skeleton(!) dial is fantastic (and much better than I thought). Many congrats for this almost surreal piece!... 

Many thanks for your kind words, Thomas

 By: mrds : February 28th, 2022-21:01
If you’re ever near Lake Constance it‘ll be my pleasure to share this in real life.

That would be a great pleasure, mrds!

 By: MTR : March 1st, 2022-00:18
And of course vice versa: should you ever visit Vienna/Austria, I would be happy to meet you personally. Cheers Thomas P.S.: On April 7th and 8th I will visit Bucherer in Switzerland and GP in La-Chaux-de-Fonds.

That would be a great pleasure, mrds!

 By: MTR : March 1st, 2022-07:29
And of course vice versa: should you ever visit Vienna/Austria, I would be happy to meet you personally. Cheers Thomas P.S.: On April 7th and 8th I will visit Bucherer in Switzerland and GP in La-Chaud-de-Fonds.

Amazing piece

 By: Horology75 : October 29th, 2023-17:51

Stunning piece. Love it!

 By: iamawatchnut : November 8th, 2023-19:15

The watch retains magnificent legibility despite the openworking

 By: MichaelC : November 8th, 2023-21:38
Many others fall short in this regard. Huge congrats for it!