Vacheron Constantin Overseas Chronograph For Sale
The Overseas collections a favorite one for Vacheron Constantin, the oldest watchmaker continuously in operation as it was initially established hundreds of years back. Most of us can't even begin to understand what it is like to be in the company that long. Over the years in performance, Vacheron has established itself as one of the large three Swiss watch brands and proceeds to impress watch fans everywhere.
While the Overseas Chronograph is not the run the mill chronograph watch, it does have a exceptional look with its notched bezel and unique lugs. This collection has a few models that are really worth mentioning. The model which you see from the photos in this guide is 5500v/110a-b148 and is possibly the most popular one from the 42.5 Overseas Chronograph collection. It has a stunning rich blue lacquer dial a slick polished and brushed stainless steel bracelet.
Other versions in this collection comprise the 5500v/000r-b074 which includes an 18kt rose gold case, a silver dial and a brown alligator leather strap with a fitting 18kt rose gold deployant buckle. This can be a more costly version, yet it's more available than the blue dial model or even the black dial model # 5500v/110a-b481 which has"panda" dial with silver sub-dials on a black principal dial.
The situation measures at 42.5mm that's a nice size, but it resembles a smaller watch because the dial itself takes up about 70-80% of the available space on the top layer of the circumstance. The case measures at 13.7mm thick that can tuck away neatly under a cuff if needed.
Among the things that makes this watch unique is how versatile it can be. The situation includes a tough assemble so it can easily be worn every day except to keep things looking interesting and fresh daily, it comes with two additional straps. One is the alligator leather strap and the other one is a soft rubber strap. Within this collection, the exception is the rose gold version which doesn't have a matching bracelet and only includes a brown alligator leather strap but comes with a brown rubber interchangeable strap.
The engineers at Vacheron Constantin employed a strap changing system which allows you to change between the bracelet or any of the two straps without using any gear. For the models which have a steel bracelet, the clasp that fastens the bracelet has a design of a Maltese cross that splits in half when opened.
The dial includes a date window that is put between the 4 and 5 o'clock position with employed index hour markers that are full of luminous material. 1 hour and minute hands are filled with luminous material too.
The sub-dials for the small moments sub-register in addition to the chronograph's 30 minute and 12-hour counters have finely printed markers and numerals in a sans-serif font. There's a finely printed seconds and split moments track on the bezel flange, and there's a railroad-style track on the border of the dial that moves through the implemented hour markers.
The palms utilized for its chronograph which comprises the big central chronograph seconds hand, the 30-minute counter as well as the hands on the 12-hour counter all have a fine brushed finish whereas the palms for notification the time have a polished finish. It is a little finishing touch but a nice one at that.
The Overseas Chronograph utilizes a column-wheel chronograph mechanism within the cam-actuated type. This allows for a few smooth and slick prevent and prevent action.
This case offers 150m/500ft of water resistance which is ample water immunity for swimming, snorkeling and that is about it. You can even shower with this watch provided it is not warm water. For more comprehensive information about the water-resistance click here. This really is a 4Hz manufacture caliber that surpasses at 28,800 vibrations per hour. This 54-jewel self-winding movement is comprised of 263 parts and has a weighted 22kt rotor that does the automatic winding. It has few other notable features too.
For starters, it's a soft iron casing ring that protects the movement from electromagnetic frequencies up to 25,000 ampere per meter which is equal to about 313.5 gauss. To be absolutely forthright, compared to other watch brands such as Omega that provide up magnetic protection to 15,000 gauss on all their watches using the Master Chronometer designation, this watch comes up short compared to
Any watch in the Vacheron Constantin Overseas Chronograph watches collection could find a wonderful location as either a daily wear watch or even as a precious collection piece, that's if you are fortunate enough to get your hands on one. Click the buttons below to find out the price for the Overseas Chronograph.