|Model:||Overseas Dual Time Deep Stream|
|Material:||stainless steel case with a titanium bezel|
|Dial Color:||anthracite grey|
|Bracelet/Strap:||new black rubber strap (original) with two-sided deployant (original and standard); steel Maltese Cross pattern full bracelet|
WRIST ICONS brings you an iconic stainless steel and titanium Vacheron Constantin Overseas Dual Time, reference 47450 just completely serviced at Richemont and comes with a new bracelet! This is the coolest Overseas model out there for the traveler: a dual time zone combined with a day-night indicator and a date hand. What sets this apart from all the other Dual Time pieces is the really nice play of the grey metals.
The Vacheron Constantin Overseas design is based on Georg Hysek 1970s design the integrated bracelet 222. This reference nowadays can compete with the most iconic stainless steel integrated sport watches of the big Maisons made by Gerald Genta for Audemars Piquet and Patek Philippe, the Royal Oak and Nautilus.
Vacheron their 222 was similar for Audemars Piguet and Patek Philippe, a radical breakaway from their traditional dress watches. Its design features consisted of a thin, tonneau shaped case with a notched round bezel and a tiny Maltese cross inlaid at 5 o’clock. The 222 was discontinued in the mid 1980s and followed by the 33 and Phidias. The design of these pieces did not stood the test of time like the 22 which nowadays has become a highly collectible reference.
In 1996 Vacheron Constantin came with a really successful sport watch which was highly influenced by the design of the 222. This was the Overseas. This model was first introduced as time only watch. Nowadays we call the Ref. 42040, 42042 and Ref. 42050, 42052 the first generation Overseas models. These piece were basically made in steel and yellow gold in the case size of mostly 37 and 35mm. Produced from 1996 to 2004 the 37mm Overseas was powered by the caliber 1310 (cal 1311), a COSC certified version of the ultra-flat automatic Girard-Perregaux 3100 featuring a quickset date, 150M water resistance and hacking seconds.
Ref. 42040 (37mm) and ref. 42050 (35mm) were the first to be produced. The reference number changed to ref. 42042 (37mm) and ref. 42052 (35mm) when the movement was upgraded from the caliber 1310 to the caliber 1311. Both case sizes share the same movement and we’ll look at this in detail later on.
The Vacheron Constantin Overseas 49140 was introduced in 1999 and discontinued 5 years later, when it was replaced by the 49150 generation. It was the brand's first sports chronograph. This 1st generation Overseas Chronograph Antimagnetic has a mechanical automatic self-winding Vacheron & Constantin caliber 1137 (based on the Frederick Piguet caliber 1185) column wheel chronograph movement Genève embellishment. It's constructed with 37 jewels, a straight-line lever escapement, and a shock absorber mechanism.
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.
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.
In 2016 Vacheron Constantin presented the 3rd generation of the Overseas model. The design was more refined and reminiscent of the 22. Under the hood they made some upgrades too. Now Vacheron Constantin Overseas model have an in house caliber instead of outsourced caliber or ebauche. 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: 3 new in-house movements, 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.
The main differences are the upgrade in the movement and bracelet of the 3rd generation. But this also comes with a couple of disadvantages. the 2nd generation has the date window at 12 o’clock which is one of the unique selling points of the 1st and 2nd generation Overseas Chronograph models. The date window at 4 o’clock is not very much favored by collectors. Thereby the in house movement with the glass caseback also add extra thickness to the 3rd generation models (13,70mm for the 3rd and 12.45 mm). And one of the main benefits of the original concept of an integrated bracelet sport watch was the sleek profile on the wrist. Despite its 42mm size, the VCO 2nd gen wears like a smaller watch. It has a low center of gravity with a slim, low case that has a big contact patch on the wrist.
In 2009, VC refreshed the Overseas with a titanium bezel, an anthracite dial (read: gray sunburst), and an optional, integrated gray crocodile strap. For nebulous reasons, this model was codenamed or nicknamed "Deep Stream", which sounds more like a new Intel chipset than anything to do with haute horlogerie. This second-generation Overseas "Deep Stream" line included a three hander, a dual time, and a chronograph.
This is a really fine looking Vacheron Constantin Deep Stream Dual Time. This watch just came back from a full service at the Richemont service center. It is a really nice watch that you can use as a daily wearer.
Overall, the exceptional finishing of the Vacheron Constantin Deep Stream Dual Time is noteworthy, both for its design and execution.
As with all of our pre-owned watches this watch comes with a full 12 month WRIST ICONS warranty that will be invoked from the day of purchase. Please check our website to have a look at the high resolution pictures on a macro level. You will see every detail at its best.
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Brand: Vacheron Constantin
Model: Overseas Dual Time Deep Stream
Serial number: 11933XX
caliber: Automatic mechanical caliber 1222 SC based on Jaeger-LeCoultre 889
Movement No: 51355xx
Case: It has a stainless steel case with screw down case back
Dimensions: 42mm diameter;
Case thickness: 12.45 mm including plexi-glass crystal
Case back: stainless steel solid caseback
Water resistance: Water Resistant To 150 Meters (500 Feet) / 15 ATM
Bezel: excellent titanium blasted bezel
Crystal: sapphire glass
Bracelet: new black rubber strap (original) with two-sided deployant (original and standard); steel Maltese Cross pattern full bracelet
Seller Warranty: 12 Months factory warranty