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Vacheron Constantin, Overseas, Stainless Steel

First launched in 1996, the Overseas has become Vacheron Constantin's premier sports watch, offering robustness whilst still staying true to the incredible attention to detail that makes the brand so intriguing.

Our example is from the first generation of the Overseas model. Measuring in at 37mm, it is smaller than today's Overseas, but the nature of the case makes it wear bigger on the wrist. The handsome blue sunburst dial was one of five colours available, and in an intriguing note, is a so-called "sigma" dial. This is in reference to the text at the bottom of the dial. Sigma dials indicated the use of gold in the watch (in this case, the hands and markers) in an effort to bolster the Swiss watch industry by emphasising quality in the era of the quartz crisis. Whilst first introduced in the 1970s, the markings were being phased out by the late 1990s, making the 1st generation Overseas one of the very last watches produced with sigma dials.

The watch is fitted to an integrated stainless steel bracelet, complete with a double folding clasp with slide lock function and safety catch. The watch was recently serviced by Vacheron Constantin and comes with service papers and service pouch.

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Brand: Vacheron Constantin
Dial: Blue
Movement: Automatic
Condition: Excellent
Box and Papers: Papers
Case Width: 37mm
Metal: Stainless Steel
Model Reference: 42042/423A-8722
Our Reference: 78-23-003
Pre-Owned Price: £16,500.00

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