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Vacheron Constantin Overseas Chronograph with Panda Dial

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The Overseas Chronograph, introduced in 2016 as a member of the line’s revival, has long been regarded as the sportiest and most daring piece in Vacheron Constantin’s series of opulent sports watches. The lineup has evolved to include a brown dial, a reversed panda dial, and a blue-and-gold edition. Besides, they were originally offered with a complete-silver or blue dial in steel or with a silver dial in an 18k pink gold casing. 

Generally, overseas chronographs have been associated with the expedition for the manufacturer since their debut, as per Christian Selmoni, the company’s director of style and legacy. They fuse the high Horlogerie aesthetic with the chic athletic sophistication implied by the chronograph feature. Moreover, the overseas chronographs have, in some aspects, always symbolized a drive for regulated yet slightly disruptive advances, an interest in discovering new watchmaking horizons, and experimentation with new creative endeavors.

This year, 7 years following the debut of the model 5500V, the version that many have been anticipating is at last available. Presenting the much-awaited Vacheron Constantin Overseas Chronograph with Panda Dial.


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The new stainless steel Vacheron Constantin Overseas Chronograph has dimensions of 42.5 millimeters in diameter and 13.7mm tall. The characteristic Maltese Cross-like bezel with six notches and screw-lock buttons for the chronograph is also present. Additionally, three sunken black subdials on the dial provide a wonderful complement to the sunburst-finished silver dial. 


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The completely integrated structure is present on the Overseas Chronograph, particularly on the stainless steel band. This design fully satisfies the market for high-end sporting timepieces today. What’s more, owners of the watch can quickly switch out the bracelet to one of the two extra bands without worrying about destroying the casing, thanks to the quick-release mechanism. 

Although having such a quick-release mechanism is nothing new, several companies nevertheless make a big deal out of it. Even when these release mechanisms are specifically mentioned during press conferences, it comes off as somewhat absurd. This is because it detracts from the prominence and shine of other, more significant watch features. 


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Moving ahead, this new Overseas chronograph includes a transparent case back, allowing you to view their custom 5200 movement created in-house. With its lovely 22kt gold wheel and distinctive ornamentation, it is one to be admired. A minimum of 263 parts make up the caliber 5200, which incorporates a column-wheel system for the chronograph complexity. Moreover, a 52-hour power reserve is included in this movement, which also has a date displayed on the dial edge at 4:30 o’clock.


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Furthermore, for the chronograph, there are two screw-lock buttons as well as a screw-down crown. To activate the pushers, you must rotate them by a quarter. These tests further demonstrate that the Overseas Chronograph is 150 meters (15 bars) waterproof.

Additionally, the Vacheron Constantin Overseas Chronograph is a watch validated by the “Hallmark of Geneva.” As a result, the Caliber 5200’s polishing has been carried out to the very high levels necessary to obtain this title. Also, via the sapphire aperture in the caseback, the perlage, Geneva lines, and gold-filled inscriptions are evident.

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