‘Everest’ Vacheron Constantin Overseas Chronograph


I can count on two hands the number of times a watch released post 2018 from a non-independent stopped me dead in my tracks. Four of those fingers are taken up by Lange. And three of them are Vacheron’s. Two of Vacheron’s are what happens when a watch brand listens to its customers and isn’t…

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‘Everest’ Vacheron Constantin Overseas Dual Time


As a bitter old soul waiting to die, I can’t remember the last time a watch made post-2018 from a non-independent genuinely excited me. Except for one, which you’re looking at. It’s what happens when watch brands listen to their customers and aren’t afraid to be a little brave in the details. In 2019, National…

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Salmon Dial 42040 Vacheron Constantin Overseas

Remember that ad from the 1980s that went, ‘Since 1735, there has never been a quartz Blancpain watch. And there never will be.’ I feel like Vacheron Constantin could credibly run an ad campaign likewise stating, ‘Since 1755, there has never been a bad Vacheron Constantin. And there never will be.’ Now at this point, I’m…

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42052J Vacheron Constantin Overseas


There are days where you just want an F-off brick of integrated gold on wrist. When those times arrive, it is hard to say F-off more tastefully than with a first generation Overseas. By the 90s, Switzerland’s renaissance of mechanical watchmaking was fully embraced at VC. Shortly after being acquired by Vendome (now Richemont), VC…

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Black 42052 Vacheron Constantin Overseas


There is a particular friction I feel when I see 3700 Nautilus regularly trading hands above 200K. You see, I am a firm believer that one should purchase only what speaks to their soul. Rational watch purchasing is no way to live. Furthermore, I understand the appeal of the Nautilus line. History’s most storied watchmaker…

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Salmon Vacheron Constantin 42052 Overseas

The appeal of neo-vintage, to my sensibilities, is self-explanatory. Mechanics are modern enough to not give concern and yet the design is something entirely apart from both modern and properly vintage pieces. Tritium was still in use. Proportions were still slight back then. Not all things from 90s and early 2000s have aged extremely well.…

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