A Closer Look: The Vacheron Constantin Overseas Reverse-Panda Chronograph

A Closer Look: The Vacheron Constantin Overseas Reverse-Panda Chronograph

The most recent Vacheron Constantin Overseas Chronograph stays a periodic focal point of discussion since its first revealing in mid 2016. A reconfiguring of its subdials, modification of its bezel and case plan, and most remarkably 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 by and large generally welcomed. Most as of late, Vacheron divulged a couple of dark dialed variations including this reverse-panda dialed chronograph. Gaining by a consistently developing pattern in the watch business of late, the new dial is the primary chronograph in the assortment to at any point highlight 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

The Specs

One of the enormous changes that accompanied the freshest adaptation of the Overseas is its new in-house fabricated segment wheel chronograph development. Useful for a 52-hour power hold, the new type utilizes a vertical grasp coupling and segment wheel system, and is intricately gotten done with Geneva striping all through. In contrast to its archetype, the type of the new Overseas Chronograph (counting its flawlessly executed 22k yelow-gold rotor) is noticeable by means of a sapphire showcase caseback. It is said the type took Vacheron five years to grow, however they haven’t actually rehashed an already solved problem here. The three-register design shows chronograph hours and minutes through 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 likewise add to its more easygoing and tough stylish.

The Design

Though there are various changes to the new model, Vacheron fortunately didn’t rehash an already solved problem with the Overseas overhaul. The stuff like indents in its bezel have been expanded to a six score design rather than eight, and a reasonable piece of exertion went into relaxing its case edges, giving it a more refined tasteful. As referenced, its dial includes a more customary and balanced format than its archetype with extra space found between its 3-6-9 design subdials. Similar as its dearest blue kin, the dial of the reverse-panda is an extremely lustrous dark, with its warm silver subdials somewhat recessed. These differentiating subdials make the piece more intelligible than the majority of its partners also. 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 drawback. 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 instead of its wristband.

The subtleties on the Vacheron Constantin Reverse-Panda Chronograph are stunning

On the subject of the wristband and lash arrangement, this is additionally a significant change for the new Overseas line in all cases. 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 similar to those of the past form, the brand has imagined a simple to-utilize tie changing framework that is fitted to each new Overseas model right now accessible. Each model is sold with every one of the three lash choices, and gratitude to a speedy delivery tab, the ties can be changed surprisingly fast once you get the hang of things. To really sweeten the deal, Vacheron has likewise built up a smart 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.

The Verdict

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 passage for the Overseas Chronograph, there’s a great deal 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 likewise a touch more compact, downplayed, and by and large more adaptable than the weighty 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 on the grounds that it lessens 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.