The Overseas is built in the mold of the Vacheron Constantin Ref. 222 from the late 1970s. Created by Jörg Hysek, the 222 was launched to commemorate the brand’s 222nd anniversary and is one of the brand’s first attempts at making a luxury sports watch. The vintage piece is also Vacheron’s take on integrated bracelets, which were becoming the industry norm at that time.
Additionally, their bezels have six notches from the previous eight, and a refined layout that reaches the case rim. Moreover, they now come with in-house calibers and an advanced interchangeable bracelet and strap system.
Today, the Overseas range is composed of five main sub-collections – the Time-And-Date, Chronograph, Perpetual Calendar, World Time, and Dual-Time.
Aside from gracing the bezel, the Maltese Cross also subtly appears in the bracelet links. The time-only design is made more remarkable with the addition of the Caliber 5100 with a 60-hour power reserve and interchangeable straps made of alligator leather, rubber, steel and rose gold.
The watch has three counters – 30 minute sub-dial at the 3 o’clock aperture, small seconds sub-dial at 6 o’clock, and 12 hour sub-dial at 9 o’clock – along with a date window at 4:30. The slim hour markers make for a sleek look, and inside, the Caliber 5200 offers a 52-hour power reserve.