Released in 1996, the Vacheron Constantin Overseas was, in effect, the revival of VC’s previously discontinued sports watch collection, the 222 - released to celebrate VC's 222nd anniversary. As the 222 was VC’s first foray into sports watches, designers Vincent Kaufmann and Dino Modolo sought to build upon that very same aesthetic with the Overseas and create a watch that could “weather any challenge [and] share your horizons”. The first iteration of the Overseas was produced from 1996 until 2004 and came in a tonneau-shaped case with a fluted bezel designed to evoke VC’s emblem, the Maltese cross. Combining its thin 9mm case with the Overseas’ other elegant dimensions, the Overseas exuded the very same refined proportions that Vacheron were, and still are so well known for while retaining a robust water-resistant stainless steel case and a strong integrated bracelet.
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Est. value range
$8,000 – $12,000
Watch is in very good overall condition. There is a fair amount of surface wear on the case and bracelet, with light dings and scratches. The textured white dial has some degradation on the edges, and creamy toned luminous indexes. The bracelet has light stretch and 18 links total, with 8 being removable.
Unique in terms of its styling, the first generation of the Overseas closely followed the aesthetic code set out by the 222 collection while still improving utility and bringing a more modern sense of Vacheron's elegant design language to what was a robust and wholly functional sport watch.