One of the finest selections of vintage and contemporary watches we were able to put together. We tried to do our best to offer you extremely rare and well preserved collectable pieces of the best manufactures.
Session I: Saturday 22 October, 2:30 PM – lots 1 to 104
Session II: Sunday 23 October, 10:30 AM – lots 105 to 179
Session III: Sunday 23 October, 2:30 PM – lots 180 to 271
99 Vacheron Constantin Very Attractive and Sporty, Overseas Automatic Wristwatch, in Yellow Gold, With Diamond-set Bezel, Reference 42 050/423J
Estimate: € 20,000 – 40,000
Case Material: Yellow Gold
Bracelet Material: Yellow Gold
Case N°: 679657
Dimensions: 36 mm
Signed: Dial, Case and Movement
The Overseas is the flagship sports watch models by Vacheron Constantin, such as the Royal Oak for Audemars Piguet or the Nautilus for Patek Philippe. Almost 20 years after the release of the 222 Vacheron Constantin launched the Overseas, a revised direction for their sports luxe offering. Born from an idea of Vincent Kaufmann and external watch artist Dino Modolo, in more recent years, the model has seen updates to the shape, bezel and bracelet. The here offered reference 42 050 represents one of the original iterations of this now-iconic and collectable model. The Overseas was produced in a short period between 1996 and 2004 and this example is in yellow gold and has a 35 mm case, the mid-size watch, which wears bigger thanks to the signature integrated bracelet. The bezel is factory set with brilliant cut diamonds that gives a luxury style and is completed by 8 screws and “Overseas” logo on the case back that close the automatic movement.