Hello fellow Vacheron lovers!
I have just recently found my passion for collecting fine timepieces. Furthermore, I am most interested in sport watches. As a result, I wanted to add only the finest sport watches to my collection. After weeks of researching into exquisite sport watches, I learned that the 3 pinnacles of sport watches is housed within Audemars Piguet, Patek Philippe, and Vacheron Constatin.
However, I must say that I am quite stumped with my research into the Vacheron Overseas. There is not nearly enough informational content out there compared to the other 2 houses of watch manufacture. And the whole new collection with new additional models just released today during the SIHH 2016 is not helping with my confusion either.
To cut to the chase, I wish to purchase "THE" Overseas. What I mean by "THE" Overseas is the specific model that pops into the minds of collectors when they think of the Vacheron Overseas. I want the defining and truest incarnation of the Overseas.
For example, "THE" Patek Philippe Nautilus is considered the 5711 in Stainless Steel with the Blue Dial. This is considered the defining and truest incarnation of the Nautilus.
Another example: "THE" Audemars Piguet Royal Oak is considered the Extra-Thin, Ref. 15202, in Stainless Steel with the Blue Dial. This is considered the defining and truest incarnation of the Royal Oak.
What is the current equivalent amongst the new Vacheron Overseas line?
I have a gut feeling that its between the Overseas Ref. 4500V, Overseas Chronograph Ref. 5500V, or the Overseas Ultra-Thin 2000V. However, I am not sure and this is simply a wild guess.
I beg of your help Vacheron connoisseurs.
From a Plebian