The Vacheron Constantin Overseas replica collection appeared under that name for the first time in 1996, and was revamped only once in 2004.
Vacheron Constantin’s relationship with Overseas has been on and off for the past thirty years. But Vacheron Constantin has renewed its relationship with its only sports watch in the best possible way just before the 20th anniversary.
Years of tentative attention later, Vacheron Constantin displayed its full commitment to the collection in 2016, presenting four new references at SIHH, including a bolder replica Vacheron Constantin Overseas stop watch with a larger case (42.5 mm vs. 40 mm), and a new in-house movement.
For this generation of the Overseas Chronograph, Vacheron Constantin developed a new movement. Caliber 5200 is a column wheel chronograph with a 52-hour power reserve. Being a Vacheron Constantin means that this caliber carries the Geneva Seal, a hallmark certifying the exceptional finish of the movement. You can partially see this through the glass back of the watch if you are not distracted by the 22K gold rotor engraved with a compass rose.
The ultra thin VC Overseas Chronograph replica watch is probably the most sportive model by the brand. Vacheron Constantin launched the Overseas collection in 1996, adding the chronograph model in 1999. In many ways it is the spiritual successor of the “222”, the steel sports watch that Vacheron Constantin introduced in 1977 to celebrate the brands, you guessed it, 222nd birthday! While the current Overseas Chronograph, introduced in 2016, is a more modern looking watch, you can see a family resemblance.
The design of the dial is also a bit bolder than we are used to from the previous generation Overseas Chronograph. To operate the chronograph, you need to turn the screw-down pushers one-quarter. This system contributed to the water resistance of 150 meters. The chronograph counters feature larger Arabic numerals, and the big date on the previous version is replaced by a smaller date window between four and five o’clock. They are small details, but they make the sporty Vacheron Constantin Overseas Chronograph replica watch look much more dynamic!