Vacheron Constantin is – along with Patek Philippe and Audemars Piguet – part of Swiss watchmaking’s ‘big three’, making some of the finest watches on the planet. But until now their main sports collection hasn’t quite stacked up against the iconic Nautilus or the mighty Royal Oak. This year’s SIHH collection is set to change that, as 2016 is all about the Overseas, with it’s distinctive notched bezel and Maltese cross inspired bracelet. The entire range has been upgraded to feature Geneva Seal grade movements, and everything from simple three handers to chronographs and slim perpetual calendars are available in the range. The happy middle ground is the Overseas Chronograph, shown here with a rich blue dial. Powered by the Calibre 5200 column wheel chronograph movement, this is a massive step-up for the brand, bringing them into the same league as other major luxury sports watches. Each new model also features a wonderfully simple and intuitive interchangeable bracelet system, and every watch now comes with three strap options as standard – a smart, and contemporary, value add from VC.
About Felix Scholz
Felix brings to his role as Editor of Time+Tide many years experience writing about watches, and a passion for all things horological. While Felix appreciates the technical side of watches, it’s really the watch in the context of style and culture that he finds fascinating.