When it comes to the history of Swiss watchmaking, one must mention Vacheron Constantin watches, the world’s oldest and never-ending watchmaker and one of the world’s most famous watch manufacturers. Recognised as a watch that has stood the test of time, Vacheron Constantin watches also represent the brand’s ability to retain their value, making them a worthwhile purchase for watch enthusiasts. The following Vacheron Constantin watches for men and women include the brand’s famous Overseas collection, introductory models and quartz watches, each with a different selling point and a design that watch enthusiasts must be aware of.
- Overseas – a quartz movement with an everlasting heart
The Overseas “Overseas” is the brand’s most iconic sports watch and has been a practical model since 1977 when the “Overseas” overseas 222 was launched for women with a quartz movement. The Overseas is also available in a more exclusive tourbillon version, which is worth considering for those who can afford it.
The brand’s signature sports watch, the Overseas for men, is equipped with three simple hands and basic functions, including a dial with hours, minutes, seconds and date display, water resistance to 150 metres, a soft iron ring outside the movement with anti-magnetic properties, three interchangeable straps, a transparent caseback for viewing the structure of the movement and a 41mm steel case housing the in-house calibre 5100. The 41 mm steel case houses the in-house 5100 movement, one of the rarer models on the market that combines craftsmanship with sportiness.
- Historiques American 1921 – breaking the rules
Celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2021, the Historiques American 1921 is a symbol of the unconventional, rewriting the history of watch design with its cushion-shaped cabinet, tilted time display, offset crown and off-centred dial. The new model is driven by the 4400 AS hand-wound movement and features a 36.5 mm diameter and a slim 18-carat white gold case, a silver-grained dial with black Arabic numerals and a strap made by the Italian leather goods brand Serapian, which accentuates the delicate white wrists of women.
The Historiques American 1921 is a men’s watch with a new design based on the ‘roaring 20s’, with its signature cushion-shaped case, tilted time display and crown between 1 and 2 o’clock, a 40mm white gold case for men and black Arabic numerals and minute circle. The 40 mm white gold case with black Arabic numerals and minute circle, together with the brown Serpian calfskin strap, add the weight of a century to a contemporary aesthetic and open up a whole new page of classic design.
- Moonphase Égérie – the new high-fashion women’s watch
The Égérie is Vacheron Constantin’s new women’s collection, young but taking its cue from the long history of haute couture in the world of fashion. 37 mm in diameter, the Égérie Moonphase has a case made of steel but with a dial that looks like a tapestry and has a soft visual effect. The moon phase is displayed on the dial between the 1 and 2 o’clock positions. The most classic model has an inner and outer bezel set with almost 100 diamonds, a golden moon and a sea of mother-of-pearl clouds inside the moon phase,replica vacheron constantin watches and the brand’s signature off-centred round dial making it a highly recognisable watch.
- Traditionnelle – a timeless classic quartz watch
The Traditionnelle quartz watch is equipped with a 1202 quartz movement with a diamond-set bezel, an 18-carat white gold case, hour-markers, hands and a white mother-of-pearl dial. A white watch is extremely accommodating and the caseback can be engraved, making the Traditionnelle an important selling point for its grandeur and exclusivity.
- Patrimony – Minimalist precision
The Patrimony is simple in appearance, but in reality it has been meticulously designed and laid out with care and attention to detail. The round, slightly arched dial is adorned with tapered hour markers, a ‘beaded’ minute circle and a date window at 6 o’clock, while the pink gold hour and minute hands and curved seconds hand swirl around the dial in a design that is right on the money.
The Fiftysix collection is a tribute to the aesthetics of 1956, an iconic year for the brand, a self-winding watch that allows the intricacies and precision of the movement to be admired through the crystal caseback. The design is perfect for the modern man’s daily use. In terms of price, the Fiftysix collection is the brand’s entry-level collection.
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- Patrimony – pure aesthetics
The most minimalist of the brand’s designs, Patrimony stands out from the crowd of multifunctional and fancy designs by removing all the extra pretensions. The former is available in a 40 mm oversized 18-carat pink or white gold case, water-resistant to 30 metres and equipped with a hand-wound mechanical calibre 1400, stamped with the Hallmark of Geneva.
The latter is made of white gold and, in keeping with modern requirements, the date window placed at 6 o’clock is slightly angled to create a good light effect and to avoid mixing with the other time markers. The sapphire crystal caseback allows the wearer to admire the self-winding 2450 movement bearing the Hallmark of Geneva, as well as the oscillating weight in 22-carat gold and the fine decorative motifs adorning the various parts of the movement,buy replica watches making it the perfect choice for those who demand understatement but also seek the ultimate in craftsmanship.