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Why We Love It
The Holy Trinity of watch brands: Rolex, Patek Philippe, and Vacheron Constantin.
Far less understood than either of its respected compatriots, Vacheron Constantin has a legacy of producing some of the very finest high horology complications in history - and some of the loveliest.
Sports watches came later to VC, as pressure from the new 'Sports Luxury' category introduced in the early 1970s forced the storied brand to evolve. Their entry came in the form of the Reference 222, from which the design language was inspiration for the current Overseas collection.
The Overseas models compete with other watches such as the Patek Philippe Nautilus, Audemars Piguet Royal Oak, IWC Ingenieur, and Piaget Polo in the category of 'freshest take on 1970s sport icons', and often finds itself winning its category in terms of design, value, and variety of complications.
This particular example, an Overseas Reference 42042, dates to circa 2009. Featuring a solid stainless steel case with an integrated style bracelet, stylized bezel, date complication, and stylized Arabic numerals, this watch remains in fantastic condition throughout and comes with recent service papers.
Great opportunity to snag an in-demand model from one of the very best in the business!
Few manufactures can claim a lineage as long or as rich as Vacheron Constantin. Established in 1755, the manufacture soon made a reputation for the elegance of its products, producing pocket watches with complicated movements and engine-turned dials. Even today, these are marks of a manufacture’s expertise, due to the skill and precision involved in crafting them, so for Vacheron Constantin to have achieved this in the eighteenth century is quite an impressive feat.
This expertise carried them through the 19th century, earning gold medals at National Exhibitions and blazing trails in the area of anti-magnetic timepieces. The 20th century saw further achievements, such as the opening of its boutique on the Quai de L’Ile in Geneva, where it still resides today.
Even through the Depression and the Second World War, when many watch companies were forced to band together with competitors or else face closure, the manufacture continued to thrive—as it does to this day.
Stainless steel case is approximately 37mm (excluding the crown). Calibre automatic-winding chronograph movement by Vacheron Constantin. Vacheron Constantin Reference 49150. Circa 2009.
Overall Condition: The case is in fantastic condition overall showing only faint wear from careful use. Luminous black dial is in as-new condition with with matching handset. Signed crown.
Includes stainless steel multi-link bracelet with signed deployant clasp. Also includes inner and outer boxes, papers, and warranty card dated January 4/14/2021.
Analog/Shift stands behind the authenticity of our products in perpetuity.
We back each Analog/Shift vintage timepiece with a one-year mechanical warranty from the date of purchase.
All of our watches include complementary insured shipping within the 50 states. We are happy to hand deliver your purchase in Manhattan or you may pick it up at our showroom.
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