Vacheron Constantin - Phillips Watches Online Auction: The Hong Kong Sessions, Spring 2024 Hong Kong Tuesday, March 19, 2024 | Phillips
  • Manufacturer: Vacheron Constantin
    Year: Circa 1997
    Reference No: 42040/423A
    Movement No: 856’899
    Case No: 687’183
    Model Name: Overseas
    Material: Stainless steel
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 1310, 27 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Stainless steel Vacheron Constantin bracelet, max length 190mm
    Clasp/Buckle: Stainless steel Vacheron Constantin deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 37mm diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement, bracelet and clasp signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by undated Vacheron Constantin warranty stamped Mitsukishi Nagoya Sakae Store, Japan, COSC certificate dated 23 June 1997, instruction manual, product literature, fitted presentation box and outer packaging.

  • Catalogue Essay

    - When Vacheron Constantin introduced the original Overseas in 1996, they brought a modern edge to the integrated steel sports watch. As successor to the '70s 222 model, the Overseas retained signature traits like the notched bezel and minimalist look.

    - Designed by a team including external contributor Dino Modolo and Vacheron Constantin's Vincent Kaufmann, the 37mm Overseas debuted alongside 35mm and 24mm versions. This first-generation example represents the largest original size, housing an automatic movement.

    - Produced briefly from 1996-2004, the pioneering Overseas embodied Vacheron Constantin's vision of the modern luxury sports watch. Its deep blue dial provides striking contrast to the white gold hands and markers.

    - The stainless steel case features polished bezel and bracelet edges, playing against the brushed case and links. Notched like a Maltese cross, the bezel continues into the crown guards, reminiscent of the Patek Philippe Nautilus' "ears". Despite its size, the slim Overseas wears comfortably on the integrated bracelet. The ship engraving on the caseback nods to the nautical name.

    - Epitomizing modern sports elegance, this original Overseas from circa 1997 is preserved in excellent condition with its full set of accessories.

  • Artist Biography

    Vacheron Constantin

    Swiss • 1755

    The world's oldest watch brand in continuous operation since its founding in 1755, Vacheron Constantin was the first watch company to manufacture movements with interchangeable parts beginning in 1839. Vacheron's watches are admired for their Latin-influenced case designs, well-balanced proportions and exquisitely finished movements of the highest quality. The Geneva-based manufacturer is known for their highly complicated masterpieces, including the King Farouk Grand Complication made in 1935, the Tour de l'Ile that was the most complicated serially produced wristwatch when introduced in 2005 and the 57260 — the world’s most complicated watch — made in 2015.

    Key vintage models include minute repeating wristwatches such as the references 4261, chronographs such as the references 4178 and 6087 and the oversized Cioccolotone models such as ref. 4737. Collectors also appreciate Vacheron's Chronometer Royal pocket and wristwatches, as well as the '222,' the brand's first luxury sports watch produced from 1977 through 1984.

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Lot offered with No Reserve

Ref. 42040/423A
A fine and attractive stainless steel chronograph wristwatch with bracelet, date, warranty and presentation box

Circa 1997
37mm diameter
Case, dial, movement, bracelet and clasp signed

HK$40,000 - 65,000 

Sold for HK$69,850

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Phillips Watches Online Auction: The Hong Kong Sessions, Spring 2024

19 - 26 March 2024