Vacheron Constantin is one of the finest watch brands in the world that doesn’t get nearly as much credit as they should. They are right up there in terms of quality, finishing, exclusivity and prestige as Patek Philippe and A Lange & Sohne.
In an effort to provide options and compete with the AP Royal Oak self winding, they have released the 37mm Overseas without diamonds. This is a great option in a unisex size for the high end. It’s a more refined and sophisticated Royal Oak for a lady or a man with smaller wrists.
The case is constructed out of stainless steel, measures 37mm x 10.8mm. Soft iron casing ring ensuring anti-magnetic protection. Screwed-down crown. It is water resistant to 150 meters.
The movement is the Swiss automatic Vacheron in-house caliber 5300 with 31 jewels, 28,800 vph and a power reserve of 44 hours. Fuctions are: hours and minutes with small seconds at 9 o’clock. It bears the Hallmark of Geneva certification.
The dial is translucent rosy beige/blue lacquered, sunburst satin-finished base with velvet-finished minute-track. 18kt gold hour-markers and hours and minutes hands highlighted with white luminescent material.
It fitted on a steel bracelet, half Maltese cross-shaped polished and satin-brushed links. In addition a second strap in rosy beige/blue Mississippiensis alligator leather strap, hand-stitched, black nubuck lining with a micro-perforated effect, large square scales. Delivered with a third strap in rosy beige/blue rubber with a steel triple folding clasp.
This watch is clean and elegant. I like that there is no date on it. The sub seconds is a nice touch at the nine o’clock position but doesn’t need the nine o’clock hour marker as well. This will retail for roughly 1k more than Audemars Piguet Royal Oak 37mm with diamonds which is $16,500 retail.