This Is as Close to a $30000 Beater Watch as You Can Get

Released in April, the new Vacheron Constantin Overseas Chronograph is the latest addition to the brand’s Overseas range of luxury sports watches, meant to do battle with other high-end sports watches from vaunted Swiss manufacturers like the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak and Patek Philippe Nautilus While the Chronograph has existed in the Overseas lineup for some time now, this new model brings a black-and-white “reverse panda” color scheme to the dial There’s no point in tip-toeing around the elephant in the room, though: at $30,200, it’s a ludicrously expensive watch Any reasonable person would say that’s too expensive.

But the Overseas is far from the only timepiece in this price bracket — there are plenty of watches sporting precious metals, absurd complications and irrefutably brash designs, making clear to observers that they are, in fact, worth their five-figure price tags But the Overseas doesn’t have any of these things Its made. More