The new Vacheron Constantin Overseas Chronograph replica is now a serious challenge to existing luxury sport chronographs.Vacheron Constantin has been making sport watches for 30 years, but this could be the first they’ve made that’s much more than a response.
This year, amid a wholesale refurbishment of the Overseas collection, Vacheron has closed the circle and brought out its own integrated automatic chronograph movement, which launches in the gorgeous new Overseas chronograph, ref 5500V.
According to Vacheron Constantin, the movement within, Calibre 5200, was five years in development; not surprisingly, the mens fake VC Overseas Chronograph has hardly been centre stage in Vacheron’s collection during that time, and was looking seriously outdated. A comparison of the old and new models reveals the considerable exterior changes that characterise the upgraded Overseas collection.
Vacheron Constantin has ditched the big date display at 12 o’clock, opting instead for a bigger logo and a small date at 4.30.
The famous Overseas bezel is notably beefed up, with six thicker notches instead of eight, and a ring added between the notched top level and the case. The dial, meanwhile, is thoroughly altered. The subdials are equal in size and much more classic in style, with running seconds and chronograph hours swapping places. Hour markers and hands are thinner, while an extra minutes railway track is added inside the chronograph seconds outer register.
Even with the slight annoyance of the new date window, the 2016 Overseas Chronograph from Swiss Vacheron Constantin copy watch is far more balanced, elegant and downright beautiful – particularly in the flagship steel version with lacquered blue dial.