A Closer Look: The Vacheron Constantin Overseas Reverse-Panda Chronograph
The most recent Vacheron Constantin Overseas Chronograph stays an intermittent focus of discussion since its first revealing in mid 2016. A reconfiguring of its subdials, adjustment of its bezel and case plan, and most outstandingly the change from a major date show at 12 to a standard date somewhere in the range of four and five o’clock were all contentious issues among the gathering community, however by and large the refreshed model has been for the most part generally welcomed. Most as of late, Vacheron divulged a couple of dark dialed variations including this reverse-panda dialed chronograph. Profiting by an always developing pattern in the watch business of late, the new dial is the primary chronograph in the assortment to at any point include differentiating subdials—a genuine takeoff from anything recently advertised. It’s protected to say I’ve been an enthusiast of most of the new Overseas line since the very first moment, so taking the new reverse-panda out for a turn was something I just couldn’t turn down.
Vacheron Constantin Reverse-Panda Chronograph photograph graciousness of Vacheron Constantin
One of the huge changes that accompanied the most current adaptation of the Overseas is its new in-house produced section wheel chronograph development. Useful for a 52-hour power save, the new type utilizes a vertical grasp coupling and segment wheel component, and is extravagantly gotten done with Geneva striping all through. In contrast to its archetype, the type of the new Overseas Chronograph (counting its delightfully executed 22k yelow-gold rotor) is obvious through a sapphire showcase caseback. It is said the type took Vacheron five years to grow, however they haven’t actually wasted time here. The three-register design shows chronograph hours and minutes by means of subdials situated at six and three o’clock, just as running seconds situated at 9. A screw-down crown and screw-down pushers give the Overseas chronograph an entirely sensible 150m of water obstruction, while the last additionally add to its more easygoing and rough stylish.
Though there are various changes to the new model, Vacheron fortunately didn’t rehash an already solved problem with the Overseas upgrade. The stuff like scores in its bezel have been widened to a six indent design rather than eight, and a reasonable piece of exertion went into mellowing its case edges, giving it a more refined tasteful. As referenced, its dial includes a more customary and balanced design than its archetype with extra space found between its 3-6-9 format subdials. Similar as its adored blue kin, the dial of the reverse-panda is an extremely shiny dark, with its warm silver subdials marginally recessed. These differentiating subdials make the piece more neat than a large portion of its partners too. Estimating 42.5mm across and 13.7mm thick, the Overseas chronograph is moderately stout on the wrist, however not to the point that it works to its weakness. On account of its lugless case plan it actually wears very well on little and medium-sized wrists, particularly when fitted to its elastic or cowhide ties as opposed to its arm band.
The subtleties on the Vacheron Constantin Reverse-Panda Chronograph are stunning
On the subject of the arm band and tie arrangement, this is likewise a significant change for the new Overseas line no matter how you look at it. The capacity to quickly change lashes on a watch has been something else and more brands have been getting installed with as of late, and however the ties (and wristband) of the new Overseas look a lot of much the same as those of the past variant, the brand has considered a simple to-utilize tie changing framework that is fitted to each new Overseas model presently accessible. Each model is sold with every one of the three tie choices, and gratitude to a brisk delivery tab, the lashes can be changed very quickly once you get the hang of things. To really sweeten the deal, Vacheron has likewise built up an astute miniature change in the catch of its wristband, giving it barely enough extra space to breathe when being worn on those hotter late spring days.
Though Vacheron stays the dark horse of the watch business’ “Huge Three” ( Patek, Vacheron, and AP ), numerous watches in their collection including the new Overseas are more than acceptable to doing fight with the competition. At a $30,200 cost of section for the Overseas Chronograph, there’s a ton of competition out there, yet at the same moment it makes a generally excellent option in contrast to the Royal Oak Offshore Chrono, which on arm band will run you north of $33k. The Overseas is additionally a touch more compact, downplayed, and by and large more flexible than the strong Royal Oak Offshore will at any point be, making it a superior all-around watch generally speaking.
Having worn the watch for about a week or thereabouts, I can securely say the Overseas is a simple one to bond with. Parting my time between its incorporated arm band and elastic lash, the tie alternative remaining parts the most comfortable in my books, partially in light of the fact that it decreases the general haul of the watch both actually and outwardly. On account of the more modest 3-hand or double time models, the Overseas could even fold under a shirt sleeve, anyway the case thickness of the chronograph makes it simply a touch to stout for formal clothing.