If you’ve won the lottery, inherited a fortune or just claimed your monthly expenses from the Houses of Parliament, then a Vacheron Constantin Overseas chronograph at £37,700 is a worthwhile investment. It’s a straight rival to a Rolex Daytona, Patek Grand Complications or perhaps a JLC Polaris, a true luxury watch, with an in-house movement (twin barrels btw) and that cachet of rarity too.
Just 150 pieces available of this one, which lacks the baroque decorative touches that many VC models have – and is all the bestter for that in our humble opinion. Here’s the word;
“This 150-piece limited edition is at home in every situation. Its 42.5 mm case features a contrasting combination of titanium and stainless steel, while its harmoniously dial composition ensures optimal legibility of the chronograph indications, particularly thanks to the bright orange colour of its central chronograph hand.
Steadily beating time behind the scenes its self-winding Caliber 5200/2. This twin-barrel in-house movement is fitted with a column wheel orchestrating the chronograph function’s start, stop and reset operations. This accurate and reliable mechanism also features a vertical clutch to prevent any potential hand stuttering when the chronograph is started.”
One detail we like on this is the way VC have placed a Cordura strap on a watch that retails for nearly 40 grand. They know their market will stand for it. You have to admire chutzpah like that.