Introducing the new Overseas Chronograph for the Greek market

Vacheron Contantin launches a 100 piece limited edition Overseas Chronograph for the Greek market. The dark blue guilloché dial is matched with a blue rubber strap and an extra dark blue croc strap. The case back is not engraved with the habitual Amerigo Vespucci sail boat but with a Greek Trireme.

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Introducing the new Overseas Chronograph for the Greek market

Introducing the new Overseas Chronograph for the Greek market

Introducing the new Overseas Chronograph for the Greek market

Introducing the new Overseas Chronograph for the Greek market

Introducing the new Overseas Chronograph for the Greek market

Introducing the new Overseas Chronograph for the Greek market

Introducing the new Overseas Chronograph for the Greek market

Introducing the new Overseas Chronograph for the Greek market

Introducing the new Overseas Chronograph for the Greek market

05/28/2010 - 16:06
05/28/2010 - 19:24
05/28/2010 - 20:27
05/31/2010 - 12:43
06/01/2010 - 02:25
05/29/2010 - 07:07
05/29/2010 - 03:36
Doc
05/29/2010 - 04:03
05/29/2010 - 11:48
05/29/2010 - 15:03
06/01/2010 - 14:24
06/02/2010 - 04:04
WHL
06/02/2010 - 18:22
Very nice looking but the timing for such a launch is a bit off no?
05/28/2010 - 14:27
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I agree with Space Ace...on both counts!
05/28/2010 - 15:40
I think the idea of the Trireme on the caseback is a very nice touch and could be continued on LEs for applicable markets (i.e. those with similar representative seacraft) ...as long as we do not approach Royal Oak standards where it seems that LE's are "regular" production models. During the pop quiz where most of us got the answer right, I also couldn't stop thinking that (if it were a Greek market LE), the timing couldn't be worse! On the other hand, it may be interpreted as a show of support....maybe. HAGWE Kazumi
Really nice
05/28/2010 - 16:06
As for the timing, well lets just say that 2 main reasons that the Greek economy is where it is are: 1) A large number of Greeks don't declare their real income so the goverment doesn't have enouph income from taxes. 2) An extremely large percentage of the people that manage public money are corrupted and do their job with their personal interest in mind. Adding to the above the many people that have an honest and profitable job or business I am confident that the 100 pieces will find a loving home very soon. By the way what is the price? George
price is
05/28/2010 - 19:24
euro 14600 (including VAT)
Re: Introducing the new Overseas Chronograph for Greece
05/28/2010 - 16:48
Great watch!M. Lermontov. THE SAIL A lonely sail looms in the distance Enveloped in the sea's blue haze!.. What does it seek in distant regions? What did it leave back in its land?.. The waters swell - the wind is fierce, The mast bends heavily and creaks... Alas! Its happiness it seeks not, And not from happiness it flees! A golden ray shines o'er the canvas, A limpid current runs beneath... But it, rebellious, seeks a tempest, As if in tempests there is peace.
What is the back story?
05/28/2010 - 20:27
Alex, when you first posted that teaser pic, I tried to find some significant Greek event to commemorate the release of this SE watch, but couldn't locate anything relevant. Was there a purpose to the new edition other than commercial reasons?  I guess the same could be asked of the American OS SE. BTW, was there any consideration for doing something different with the dial?  There is so much inspiration to be found in ancient Greece art and architecture that might have elevated this edition above and beyond.Image courtesy of The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Alexander The Great
05/31/2010 - 12:43
In 2007 VC had launched a special Metiers d'Art Alexander the Great for the Greek market, is this something you were thinking of?
That is outstanding!
06/01/2010 - 02:25
Wonderful work of art.  I can imagine a very subtle bas-relief image of Alexander on horseback on the OS SE now
Re: Introducing the new Overseas Chronograph for Greece
05/29/2010 - 03:04
Absolutely beautiful!!!
Should we be expecting a Spanish/Portuguese model?
05/29/2010 - 03:26
I'm constantly surprised, maybe I shouldn't be, by the inequities of society.  While the watch is lovely and who can blame V & C for giving the market what it desires, I feel for the working man/woman who is left out of the bailouts and given the bill.  I hope my children and yours are smart enough to get us out of this mess, we certainly don't have the stomach for it.  Just feel like being a philosopher today.  Please give a moment to consider those who gave the ultimate sacrifice this Memorial Day.  Richard
Maybe Ireland!
05/29/2010 - 07:07
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Re: Introducing the new Overseas Chronograph for Greece
05/29/2010 - 03:31
Like the dial color, the straps and the total look. Glad to see that the Overseas Chrono has remained a stable model for Vacheron. I am saddened to see what has happened to Greece, their economy and especially their people. We have visited in the last two years enjoying a fabulous visit. Lets see how fast this limited edition is sold:)).  Regards, Matt
I want one
05/29/2010 - 03:36
vc
Not my bag, but that you knew!
05/29/2010 - 04:03
For the same terrible amount, at least for me, you can get a FANTASTIC vintage VC.... I'm still hoping you would introduce a in step VC. How in the world should we get new aficionados ? OK, impressive, but the price I sold this for about £8000 It's white and rosé gold and a hell of diamonds, it costed new 1992 about EUR 25.000 ! I'm glad I din't buy it to hat price. But honestly my friends of collecting V&C beauties, what do you think the new version of OS will be worth in 20 years? The Jalousie, you could have thrown away the movement,  melted the gold and picked out the diamonds ( 1.5 carats together ) and still had got £8000.... Ok, I'm a bit negative but still there are limits. I'm more interested to get new, young guys into this magic Vacheron Constantin world. I know it's like, as we say in Sweden, 'swearing in church', but I will never be dishonest, still I like the design etc etc Cheers Doc
I agree with space and kozumi. The name Greece does not sound good!
05/29/2010 - 07:02
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Re: Introducing the new Overseas Chronograph for Greece
05/29/2010 - 07:56
This is a stunning looking watch , perhaps the nicest Overseas Chrono to date , but I have to agree that the choice of countries was perhaps not ideally timed . As Australia bypassed the GFC perhaps we could see a green & gold one :-)
A very nice looking dial!
05/29/2010 - 11:48
I like the color combination on the watch and the Greek Trieme is a nice touch 
So nice & spetial !
05/29/2010 - 12:05
Like it's color and opposite side pic!
Really nice !
05/29/2010 - 15:03
I like the dial, the sculpture and the overall look. Still do not understand why Vacheron has taken the risk to release it now A month later wouldn't have change much, and could have been better imho.
Here's wishing the launch every success!
05/29/2010 - 17:06
An aesthetically pleasing design that will, I feel sure, appeal to it's target market. Personally, I feel the limited edition will be over subscribed. Good Luck! I feel George made a pertinent remark in his recent despatch. Tony
Re: Introducing the new Overseas Chronograph for the Greek market
05/29/2010 - 19:36
Dear members, this is a fantastic watch. I stay in Athens Greece  and soon  I shall go to the local  dealer to  see  this watch.  I.m really touched that  the Vacheron Constantin made such a  unique jewellery for Greece                          Thanks  Team Vacheron Constantin
Not exactly "Santorini" blue, the official Greek blue, but I like it!
05/29/2010 - 20:15
I like this watch a lot.  The blue dial with blue choice of straps is stunning.  It's different from the usual colors we usually have on our watches, yet it is still very masculine.  I would think these watches would sell out quickly & be highly prized on the market. Good job, VC! Nicholas
Re: Introducing the new Overseas Chronograph for the Greek market
05/31/2010 - 02:52

Firstly, I found the blue guilhoché dial very trivial or too much sober. I believe a lighter blue color, with very small dolphins motifs (like a carpet,tapisserie) and the chronograph small circles counters in navy blue, instead of black color, would more appropriate, in my opinion. Secondly, is it the right moment to launch such model for the Greek market?  

The Vespucci back wasn't only for the Italian market
05/31/2010 - 06:26
If Alex/VC change the name of their email.....no worries mate! It could be in honour of Greece's contribution to the maritime world for instance. Nice watch irregardless of the targeted market! Reminds me of a Ulysse Nardin(but nicer.) Cheers. Gary
Some points to consider on the Greek piece and market special editions
05/31/2010 - 12:39

Following a few comments regarding the timing of the launch of this OS specially made for the Greek market I just wanted to point out that its not the brand HQ in Geneva who decides on these special pieces but they result from a request of the relevant market, consequently the Greek OS was a special demand from the Greek agent who considers that there is a demand for this type of watch for his market. The comments from the Greek Loungers show that it wasn't a bad move...

I hope they can still afford it!
06/01/2010 - 23:51
JB
I don't like the watch but what's all the fuss about it being made for
05/31/2010 - 13:08
the Greek?  Times are tough but let's not be disrespectful of the population and not cross out the Greek consumer just because their government seems to be an incapable one! No one seemed shocked that VC continued delivering watches to the US market in 2008-2009
well said! I do like the watch though (nt)
05/31/2010 - 13:18
vc
ROTFLMAO !!!
06/01/2010 - 15:12
I just can't warm up to it
06/01/2010 - 14:24
It feels like a "step back" from the awesome SS/TI models recently released. I think it might have been better with white subdials instead. That would also have been a stronger link to Greece. Just my 2 kronor Having said that I'm sure it'll do great. Regards Martin
Nice new OS...
06/02/2010 - 04:04
I do like the colors (a combo rarely seen on VCs) and the different back engraving. It must look even nicer with the blue leather strap. Thanks Alex for sharing! Francois
This would be the one for me!
06/02/2010 - 18:22

It would be a wonderful complement to my limited edition blue arabic dial Overseas Chronometer made for the US market. I only wish it came on the bracelet with the straps being an optional accessory.  It would jack up the price but be worth it. Hmmmm, the dollar is looking strong against the Euro..... :-) Bill