It’s been a while since SIHH, and, as you may recall, we saw a lot of replica watches back in January at the show. One watch that we saw but didn’t really get to talk about was the updated Vacheron Constantin Replica Overseas in 37mm without diamonds. You may remember briefly seeing this watch as Ben’s pick for best ladies’ watch from SIHH, but there’s more to it than that. While this isn’t groundbreaking news, like, say, the Celestia Astronomical Grand Complication, it is exciting for those of us who actually want to buy a watch to wear daily in a slightly smaller size.
As you recall, the Overseas collection got a significant relaunch at SIHH 2016, with loads of new models. We saw the Overseas Chronograph, the Overseas Ultra-Thin Automatic with new caliber 5100, and, one for the ladies, the Overseas 37mm with diamonds. A lot of people, including me, loved the Overseas but yearned for the 37mm version to be available without diamonds. And this is true for both guys and gals, I might add. Well, ask and you shall receive – for 2017, Vacheron has created four Overseas models in 37mm cases, three of which come free of stones.
The four models include a stainless steel model with either a rose or blue dial, a two-tone version with pink gold bezel and crown (two-tone is back!) and a silvered dial, and a similar two-tone version with a diamond-set bezel. All four versions are powered by the Fake Vacheron Constantin caliber 5300, which is the same movement used in the diamond-set versions from last year. This is an automatic movement with a 60-hour power reserve and 31 jewels. It has the 22k-gold rotor that is decorated with the compass rose motif, and, as you’d expect from Vacheron, the watch bears the Geneva Seal.
The swiss fake watch is time only, with a seconds sub-register located at nine o’clock. The steel version comes on a removable linked bracelet, which is one of the highlights of this timepiece, with an alternative alligator strap and rubber strap in blue or rose, depending on the dial color. Additionally, the two-tone version comes on a removable alligator strap and an extra rubber strap in dark brown. Notice what’s missing? The date window. Bravo, Vacheron.