High Quality Replica Vacheron Constantin Overseas Strap Steel Ladies Swiss For Sale
The Vacheron Constantin Overseas, a watch born in the exact period In the 1970s, the post-war global economic boom came to an end. The new, accurate quartz watches gained popularity and plunged the Swiss watch industry in a deep crisis. As the inexpensive electronic watches began to flood the market, the competition from foreign manufacturers created a major economic turmoil, and with it, the need for Swiss brands to reinvent themselves, making necessary disruptive changes. And that includes the Replica Vacheron Constantin Simple, a watch born in that exact period.
It was at that time that Replica Vacheron Constantin Tourbillon decided to introduce something totally new. Together with the celebration of postmodernism, the 1970s style was all about freedom and eclectic, informal, laidback looks. To break away from their classic - somehow conservative - gold dress watches, Georges Golay, the brand's managing director then, contacted Gerald Genta to design an entirely new genre of wristwatch.
The Replica Vacheron Constantin Overseas Phase 1 (1996-2004)
The success for Replica Vacheron Constantin Complicated watches really came in 1996 with the launch of the Overseas, a direct descendant of the 222. At that time, the Vend?me Luxury group (Richemont was holding 70% of Vendme, the buy-out of minority shareholders would be completed a few months later) had just acquired Vacheron Constantin from Investcorp. The development of the Overseas had been initiated a few months before by a design team including Dino Modolo, an external watch designer and Vacheron Constantin's Vincent Kaufmann. More than just a high-end sport watch, the overseas aimed at satisfying global travelers with an appetite for casual yet elegant statement pieces.
The Replica Vacheron Constantin Overseas Phase 2 (2004-2016)
A second version of the Overseas was launched in 2004, with a more modern design, notably with its metal bracelet featuring a half Maltese cross motif and optimized for greater comfort. Its integration to the case was reworked and its center link was extended up to the bezel. The crown guard disappeared and new, patterned dials completed the overall sportier feel.
In 2006, a dual time Overseas was added to the collection, featuring second time zone, power reserve, day night and date indications. This useful (and somehow awaited complication given the travel background of the collection) was indicated by the VC1222 based on the JLC 920 that is also used by Audemars Piguet for the Royal Oak reference 26120.
A noteworthy evolution was introduced in 2007 as the Overseas came on leather strap for the first time with a US limited edition of 100 chronographs fit with a choice of alligator and rubber strap (another first for VC). Given its commercial success, the line was animated with different materials, different functions - as complex as a perpetual calendar chronograph - and numerous other limited editions.
The Replica Vacheron Constantin Overseas Phase 3 (2016)
In 2016, Vacheron Constantin presented a revamped Overseas collection with a more elegant and refined style while retaining its distinctive character. The overall design (by Vincent Kaufmann) is cleaner with more fluid lines. If the case takes more of a barrel shape, a disc below the bezel underlines its round, enlarged opening. The Maltese-cross bezel now has 6 notches versus 8 previously and spread out to the very rim of the case.
The case back no longer features naval engravings but a sapphire crystal revealing mechanics worth a close look: new complications and the return of a horological classic, the VC1120. Really quite something all the more as all new models bear the Geneva Seal and are fitted with convenient interchangeable straps/bracelets. Last, the new generation of Replica Vacheron Constantin Skeleton was also the opportunity for Vacheron Constantin to introduce three new calibers. The 5200 is an in-house integrated column-wheel chronograph with vertical clutch and automatic winding.
The age of maturity
If you go as far back as 1977 with the launch of the 222, the Replica Vacheron Constantin Patrimony will soon turn 40. Like the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak or the Patek Philippe Nautilus, it has stood the test of time to become iconic. The impressive revamp of the collection in 2016 is a new milestone further installing the Overseas as a versatile, casual elegant timepieces, duly forming part of the elite of the high-end luxury sport watch. But after all, 40 years in the life of an icon sounds like just the beginning.