Vacheron Constantin Overseas Gray Watch Line For 2009


Please don’t tell me that gray is the new black. Vacheron Constantin’s new Overseas Gray watch at least wants to suggest that, and the slate colored look of the popular sports watch from the thankfully conservative watch brand seems to suggest just that. Having undergone but just a few minor tweaks over the past decade or so, the Overseas line of diver-themed watches from Vacheron Constantin is the watch to wear for those who like the idea and heritage behind the brand, but aren’t too keen on the highly traditional looks of much of the watch line (and who, like me, are not into the design of the “experimental” Qaui de l’Ile watches).

Another way to look at the Overseas Gray watch is that it has been pulled from a black & white movie. The tonalities of the watch in its multi-shade monochromatic glory suggest just that. Can’t you see picking this watch right out of a classic film before “glorious color” supplanted the days of forever noir. Accordingly, the Vacheron Constantin Gray is based on a design from 1933, which has been reinterpreted by the brand a few times over the ages.

Two versions of the 42mm gray nickel-coated 18k white gold cased watches are available. The three-hand and chronograph housing an automatic Vacheron Constantin caliber 1226 and 1137 respectively. The dial is a satin finish with white gold hands and hour indexes. The watch will come with a “mouse grey” alligator strap and a black rubber strap. Check for these new pieces of history soon.


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