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Auction Ended
11/17/22
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Lot #1749

Vacheron Constantin Overseas 42050 Salmon Stick Dial

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Introduction

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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Grade

M 9

Status

Vetted & Approved

Included

Watch Only

Est. value range

$8,000 – $12,000

The Details

Brand

Vacheron Constantin

Dimensions

35mm

Model

Overseas

Movement

Automatic cal. 1310

Reference

42050

Bracelet

Stainless Steel

Year

Circa late 1990s

Condition

Near-Mint

Material

Stainless Steel

Included

Watch Only

Dial Color

Salmon

THE DIAL

This example has the beautiful and desirable salmon sigma dial.

THE CASEBACK

The designers of the Offshore wanted to creat a watch that could “weather any challenge [and] share your horizons”, hence the emblem on the caseback with the ship.

TIMING MACHINE READOUT

This reading was taken (crown down) with a ONEOF Accuracy Boutique Edition timing machine at time of cataloging. It is provided as a courtesy only, and shall not be construed as a warranty or guarantee of any kind. Please refer to our terms and conditions of sale for more information.

Condition

Watch is in excellent overall condition. The case shows minor surface wear and signs of previous polishing. The dial is near-mint and has no visible damage or marks and beautifully aged tritium indexes. The bracelet has 16 links total, 6 of which are removable.

Our Perspective

The predecessor to one of horology's most sought-after watches, the Overseas ref. 42050 paved the way for the modern collection to take watchmaking by storm. With its various nods to Vacheron's unique aesthetic, the early examples of the Overseas are immediately distinctive and entirely charming.

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