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Vacheron Constantin's sport-luxury Overseas collection, tracing its roots to an anniversary model in the 1970s, has become a versatile and resolutely modern cornerstone of the historical maison's portfolio At 5 o'clock on the corner of the case was placed the seed from which a more enduring watch family would bloom, two decades hence - a small, inlaid Maltese cross, which Vacheron Constantin adopted as its brand icon way back in 1880, and which formed the aesthetic foundation of the modern Overseas collection Vacheron Constantin added a chronograph version of the Overseas in 1999, powered by Caliber 1137, based on the column-wheel chronograph-equipped Frédéric Piguet Caliber 1185.
The renaissance of the hyper-masculine sport-luxury watch was in full swing by 2004, when Vacheron Constantin unveiled the Overseas "Phase 2" edition, which debuted in a three-hand model and a chronograph with large date More significantly, Vacheron Constantin finally installed its own in-house calibers in its Overseas watches, three of which were developed specially for the collection: the base Caliber 5100, powering the three-hand models in place of the JLC-based movement; the column-wheel-equipped 5200, replacing the Frédéric Piguet movement inside the 42.5-mm chronograph models; and the 5300, a smaller movement developed for the modern Overseas ladies' or "Small" models - which, at 37 mm in diameter, returned at least part of the series to its modestly sized roots More recently, as part of the digital-platformed Watches & Wonders 2020 exhibition that stood in for the planned, pandemic-scuttled live event in Geneva, Vacheron Constantin revisited its most high-complication Overseas model, the Perpetual Calendar, in two distinct executions, both in rose-gold cases.
It is perhaps inevitable that the Vacheron Contantin Overseas will always be grouped among, and compared and contrasted with, the other iconic 1970s sport-luxury timepieces - despite the fact that the Overseas is actually several decades younger. . Source
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