Launched in 1996, the Phase 1 Vacheron Constantin Overseas is a descendant of the 222, a horological icon. Designed for global travelers, the Overseas was introduced as a casual yet elegant statement watch. Learn more about the history of these luxury sport watches and discover our unrivaled assortment of pre-owned Vacheron Constantin Overseas.
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The Vacheron Constantin Overseas collection conveys the spirit of adventure and travel. Launched in 1996, this luxury sport model was reinvented in 2004, and again in 2016. Vacheron Constantin first introduced the Overseas with a tonneau shaped case, fluted bezel that was reminiscent of the Maltese cross on the 222, and an integrated bracelet with geometric links. Built with sport in mind, this watch was 37mm in size and water resistant up to 150 metres. Learn more about Overseas first generation models 42040 and 42042 on WatchBox Studios.
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In 2004, a more modern version of the Vacheron Constantin Overseas was released with a sportier look and feel. This rendition featured a half Maltese cross motif on the bezel, bracelet links, and a 42mm case. A soft iron antimagnetic screen bulked the watch up for day-to-day wear, while the metal bracelet was optimized for better comfort. See the second generation of the Overseas in our hands on review of the 49150/B01R-9454. In 2006, a dual time Overseas joined the collection, its second time zone and day night indications again making the watch appeal to jet-setters. In the following year, the Vacheron Constantin Overseas was available on an alligator leather or rubber strap for the first time, leaning into the luxury lifestyle appeal of the collection.
In 2016, the Vacheron Constantin Overseas was revamped with a more elegant and refined style while retaining its distinctive character. The Maltese cross bezel was minimized from eight notches to six, and was spread to the outside rim of the case. The new roundness of the dial opening was accentuated with a disc below the bezel, and the case back no longer featured naval engravings, but a sapphire crystal revealing the mechanics within. Reintroduced as a versatile timepiece, the new Overseas design allowed for interchangeable bracelets to easily swap between styles for different occasions.
Now, the Vacheron Constantin Overseas family offers 6 models with 18 references and many different complications such as a perpetual calendar or tourbillon. Learn more about the Overseas’ history in the sports watch market in our review, Time For a Change.
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Purchasing a pre-owned Vacheron Constantin Overseas from WatchBox allows for the opportunity to find rare and highly-sought after references in pristine condition. All of our Overseas watches are certified authentic and collector quality. Our in-house team of Swiss-trained watchmakers, technicians, and refinishers assess every watch before it is presented for sale according to a rigorous quality control process. Learn more about WatchBox and our commitment to the integrity of the luxury watch industry. Or, browse our collections of sport watches, chronographs, and dual time pieces for other exquisite watches.
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