There’s nothing we appreciate more at Gentleman’s Journal than the importance of tradition. From the motoring heritage of some of the world’s most famous car brands to the continued practices of some of London’s most storied hotels, these customs and conventions are what define a gentleman.
So, it stands that Vacheron Constantin, who have been creating some of the best watches ever created for 250 years and is the oldest constantly-running watch house in the world, are among our favourite brands.
This particular chronograph, however, is not what we have come to expect from the staple complication of sports watches the world over. With a slim angular case cast in stainless steel and an integrated bracelet — with interchangeable leather and rubber straps — the watch house is treading the fine line between sporty and dignified.
While there are countless chronographs on the market with chunky cases and standard chronograph movements, this model stands heads and shoulders above the rest with its in-house 5200 movement that features the king of all chronograph components, the column-wheel — which ensures proceedings are kept super accurate and smooth.
Operated using the screw-down pushers, this chronograph is displayed in the three white subdials and a central seconds hand. This gives you the best chance to get a perfect reading.
The in-house movement has also been awarded the Hallmark of Geneva, which signifies not just mechanical and timing excellence, but also the highest in quality of workmanship and exceptional savoir-faire.
The movement, that can be seen through the sapphire case back, utilises the best finishing techniques the luxury watch world has to offer, from Geneva waves to circle graining.
The same level of finish has been afforded to the reverse-panda style dial. With the applied markers filled with bright white lume, there is added functionality to this stylish model. The design of the case and dial make this a chronograph perfect to pair with a suit — especially when it’s on its alligator leather strap.
Vacheron Constantin Overseas Chronograph
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