Vacheron Constantin celebrates the Launch of The New Overseas Collection in India

Vacheron Constantin, the world’s oldest Haute Horlogerie manufacture with 261 years of uninterrupted history, celebrated the launch of its new Overseas collection for Middle East & India region 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.

With their casual elegance and practicality, the new Overseas timepieces embody the spirit of travel in all its glory, reflecting the essence of contemporary Fine Watchmaking.

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.

Behind this partnership lies the notion of eternity, the common denominator between the photographer and the Manufacture, as much with regard to the representation of the world as to the expression of time.

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 centre of social life through the centuries. Some of the other locations include Leshan (China), Grand Central Terminal (New York, U.S.A), Tsuru-no-yu Onsen (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.”