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Vacheron Constantin Overseas Mid-size 42040

£18,750
The Vacheron Constantin Overseas ref. 42040 is the quintessential neo-vintage Overseas reference. Released in 1996, it was a continuation of the 222 line of integrated bracelet watches. The 42040 is a midsize watch at 37mm, and features the Maltese cross - Vacheron Constantin's logo - motif on th... More

The Vacheron Constantin Overseas ref. 42040 is the quintessential neo-vintage Overseas reference. Released in 1996, it was a continuation of the 222 line of integrated bracelet watches. The 42040 is a midsize watch at 37mm, and features the Maltese cross - Vacheron Constantin's logo - motif on the bezel.

Unlike the 222 (which was designed by a young Jorg Hysek and released shortly after the AP Royal Oak and Patek Philippe Nautilus), the 42040 has a COSC-certified chronometer movement. It's an incredibly understated watch given the impact it would go on to have on Vacheron Constantin's modern history.

VACHERON CONSTANTIN

As the oldest brand from the "Holy Trinity", Vacheron Constantin has a deserved reputation as one of the finest watchmakers still in operation. The company's repertoire is extremely broad, covering everything from sports watches and dress watches all the way to its famed "Les Cabinotiers" atelier, which specialises in combining the manufacture's most modern horological advances with centuries of artistic and decorative experience to produce watches that are, simply put, works of art.

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The Vacheron Constantin Overseas ref. 42040 is the quintessential neo-vintage Overseas reference. Released in 1996, it was a continuation of the 222 line of integrated bracelet watches. The 42040 is a midsize watch at 37mm, and features the Maltese cross - Vacheron Constantin's logo - motif on the bezel.

Unlike the 222 (which was designed by a young Jorg Hysek and released shortly after the AP Royal Oak and Patek Philippe Nautilus), the 42040 has a COSC-certified chronometer movement. It's an incredibly understated watch given the impact it would go on to have on Vacheron Constantin's modern history.

VACHERON CONSTANTIN

As the oldest brand from the "Holy Trinity", Vacheron Constantin has a deserved reputation as one of the finest watchmakers still in operation. The company's repertoire is extremely broad, covering everything from sports watches and dress watches all the way to its famed "Les Cabinotiers" atelier, which specialises in combining the manufacture's most modern horological advances with centuries of artistic and decorative experience to produce watches that are, simply put, works of art.

As part of our commitment to transparency, we're showing you this watch on our timegrapher. Testing is done in six positions, covering how the watch is worn in daily use.

Timegraphers listen to the ticks which a movement make. Professional machines like ours can take more measurements, create a graph, and support more escapement types.

"Accuracy" refers to how many seconds a movement gains or loses each day. COSC standards require -4/+6 seconds a day, while vintage watches may read closer to -60/+60s.

"Amplitude" tells you how much the balance wheel is moving each rotation. Certain escapements have a higher amplitude, while some will have a lower value by default. A below-average reading for your watch's escapement suggests there is friction in the movement from a lack of lubrication.

"Beat error" is an indication of the alignment between the timekeeping components. In modern watches, a reading under to 1.0ms should be expected, while vintage watches may have a reading of up to 3.0ms.

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