Help for the production date

Dear all,


I read the note from Immortal Sun and inspired by his question I looked for a document I have received when I gave my VC Overseas Chrono 49140 to a complete revision to Vacheron in 10/2014 via Wempe Jewlery in Germany.

Unfortunately I do not have any orginal documents as I bought the watch from a working colleague a few years ago and he retired in the meantime.

At that time, I was not aware of the importance of such documents and was only astonished by the very nice watch.

Wempe gave me a paper where they say: Individual Number (in German) which is: 760448

It is also on the back side of my Overseas and I believe the English translation would be the "Reference Number".

Anyhow now my question: Is it possible to determine the birth date based on that number?


Thanks in advance and best regards



Hi, the number you provided is the case number
01/08/2016 - 21:23

This 1st generation Overseas Chronograph is a Ref. 49140.

It should have been produced in the late 1990s to the early 2000s.  To know the exact year, you will need to have a watchmaker remove the case back and record the movement's serial number.

The 2 serial numbers will allow VC to check the exact date of production for you.

BR, Dan 

Re: Hi, the number you provided is the case number
01/09/2016 - 16:14

Dear Dan,


Many thanks for the information.

I will ask the watchmaker next time when the Overseas need help.


Have a nice weekend


thanks, and my twin says hi :-)
01/09/2016 - 17:48

thanks, and my twin says hi :-)

you can obtain "replacement" paperwork in the form of an
01/11/2016 - 09:16

extract from the archives. You just need to send case and movement numbers to your closes VC service center