Vacheron Constantin Overseas
A day in Turin. The slow passage of time with my friend Roberto, who came for the first time to visit my town. Breakfast in my favorite place, the Gran Madre Church staircase, sightseeing from above the city, a walk along the Po river to Parco del Valentino and the charming medieval village inside it. Twelve hours punctuated by our Vacheron Constantin Overseas timepieces.
The model I wear is for women and is called Overseas Petit Modèle. The dial is blue (it is also available the version in pinkish beige), and there are 84 diamonds on the bezel. The bracelet are made of stainless steel, shaped like a half Maltese cross. The watch comes with two interchangeable straps: one in alligator leather and one in rubber, in colors matching the dial. Roberto is wearing Overseas Chronograph. Silvered dial, bracelet with stainless steel and two interchangeable straps in alligator leather and rubber in black (for silver dial) or blue (for the same color dial). Both watches, as well as those of the Overseas line by Vacheron Constantin, boast the prestigious Hallmark of Geneva, the certification granted only to watches designed and assembled in the territory of Geneva following strict criteria concerning both the components of the movement and the performances. Exclusive, fine, classy watches.
The Swiss Maison of Haute Horlogerie is among the oldest in the world: it was founded in 1755 in Geneva, and became famous for the refined taste and excellent mechanisms. Overseas is the contemporary and sporty line of watches for her and for him that invites us to travel, to discover the world and learn new things. To illustrate it, Vacheron Constantin has chosen Steve McCurry. The world famous master of modern photography, who puts at the center of its work the notion of humanity. Its work is guided by a sense of amazement towards the planet and the people he meets. His relationship with humans is unique, just like his relationship with time. Constantly seeking “the unexpected, the moment of serendipity, that allows to make fortuitous discoveries of interesting things that we were not looking at.” A philosophy of life and work I fully agree with!
The photojournalist, evoking the 12 hours of the dial, will immortalize 12 rare places, less known and sometimes inaccessible. The journey began in Geneva last February and will continue around the world for an entire year.
Meanwhile, a tip for those who live or passes in Turin and want to discover the work of Steve McCurry. Until September 25 at the Reggia di Venaria you can visit the wonderful photographic exhibition dedicated precisely to “The World of Steve McCurry”!
Ph. Rossana Boggiatto
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