Lots of attention has been put into the styling of the new Vacheron Constantin Overseas chronograph replica watch, which manages to look different while sticking to the familiar form of past versions.
Much of the detailing, however, is subtle enough to go unnoticed on first pass.
Looks aside, a luxury sports watch has to be nuanced and refined. The case of the Overseas Chronograph manages this, with neatly brushed surfaces that insect with wide, polished bevels on the edges. The contrasting surface finishing of the metal continues with the bracelet, with each link shaped like an arm of the Maltese cross. That being said, the Overseas case is not quite as complex as that of the Royal Oak.
At 42.5mm in diameter, the Overseas Chronograph is big enough to look and feel like a sports Vacheron Constantin Overseas blue dial replica watch on the wrist; though the Overseas World Time is larger, the chronograph looks sportier. It’s not immediately apparent but the case sides rise outwards, so the bezel of the watch is larger than its footprint, which enhances the perception of size – not a bad thing in a sports watch. Though new Overseas retains the signature notched bezel of the line, the case shape is more ovoid than round, which gives it a slight seventies vibe.
Three dial colours are offered for the Overseas Chronograph, with the easiest to like being the deep blue. The colour works well with a sports watch, and is executed with a glossy, slightly translucent lacquer that gives the dial a mirrored effect at certain angles. And depending on how the light hits the dial, the shade of blue changes from dark to bright.
While the bezel is an obvious nod towards the arms of the Maltese cross, the logo of Vacheron Constantin, less obvious are notches in the screw-down crown and pushers that sit at an angle, also being inspired by the arms of the Maltese cross.
The Overseas Chronograph is available from mens fake Vacheron Constantin retailers.