VACHERON CONSTANTIN OVERSEAS 42040 'BLUE DIAL'

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VACHERON CONSTANTIN OVERSEAS 42040 'BLUE DIAL'

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    Pickup available, usually ready in 2-4 days

    35/37 Ludgate Hill
    London EC4M 7JN
    United Kingdom

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THE ESSENTIALS

MAKE: VACHERON CONSTANTIN
MODEL: 42040
YEAR: 1999
BOX/PAPERS: NO/NO
CASE DIAMETER: 37mm
CASE MATERIAL: STAINLESS STEEL
BRACELET MATERIAL: STAINLESS STEEL
MOVEMENT: AUTOMATIC

In 1996, Vacheron Constantin introduced the luxurious sports watch known as the Overseas, marking a bold new design direction that is now highly revered. This innovative model was crafted by a team including Vincent Kaufmann, who was then a relatively unknown designer but has since become the head of Vacheron's in-house design team.

The first generation Overseas, produced between 1996 and 2004, came in five different dial colours with three sub-types of dials: the sigma "Swiss Made," "T Swiss Made T," and "Swiss Made." This particular example features the "T Swiss Made T" dial with tritium markers. Two different bracelets were offered: the earlier slide lock and Maltese flip lock, and the later butterfly clasp. This watch features the earlier style clasp.

This example, with its stunning blue sunray-finished dial, is in excellent condition. The case remains sharp and not over-polished. The tritium markers have developed a rich, deep cream patina, and all are present. The hands are in superb condition, free from any corrosion.

The bracelet and clasp show the usual handling marks but remain in good condition and will accommodate an 18.5cm wrist.

The movement is running well at +3 seconds per day, with an amplitude of 260 and a beat error of 0.3.

For a 37mm watch, the Overseas wears larger than expected. As shown in the photo, the watch fits perfectly on an 18.5cm wrist. This versatile timepiece makes an excellent daily wearer and can be dressed up thanks to its slender profile. A truly handsome and remarkable watch.

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