The Vacheron Constantin company began to work on antimagnetic watches in 1846. A century and a half later, the movements in the Overseas are entirely surrounded by a special metal jacket, which makes the models in this range totally impervious to magnetism.
In 1880, Vacheron Constantin patented the Maltese Cross as their brand mark. Synonymous with excellence and perfection, today’s new Overseas models still carry the same signature.
The Overseas Chronograph was Intended for everyday use, but designed to be robust, (its 316L stainless steel alloy case is knock and shock resistant and guaranteed water tight to a depth of 150 meters). Like an open invitation to travel and get away, the back of the case carries the Overseas emblem, a splendid sailing ship cut into the metal.
Set in its large (42 mm diameter) case, the heart of the Chronograph overseas beats in time to the caliber VC 1137. A mechanical column wheel movement, and excellently made self winding mechanism drive the main date display at 12 o’clock, hour and minute counters at 9 o’clock and 3 o’clock, and the small second hand at 6 o’clock.
A timepiece that acknowledges its origins - racy, sporty, exceptionally elegant, a jewel of technology with an irreproachable finish. The watch is magnificently produced and directed by Vacheron Contantin, in return for that pleasure, we wish it the long and happy career it deserves.
• Irreproachable finish
• Anti magnetic protection
• Large clear date display
• 42mm diameter case
• Too precious to really be a sports watch
Our Verdict: ****