Exclusive Timepieces 21 –⁠ 22 October 2023 | Monaco

Auction Details

The timepieces that we are offering at this auction are coming from all over the world and from some of the most prominent collections.
An incredibly impressive selection of truly rare Rolex Daytonas. A stunning and rare Cartier watch. A Patek Philippe in platinum from the 1920s, coming to auction for the first time, the John Goldberger Calatrava, which is one of the most sought-after reference 530s, to name but a few.

Session I: Saturday 21 October, 2:30 PM – lots 1 to 108
Session II: Sunday 22 October, 10:30 AM – lots 109 to 172
Session III: Sunday 22 October, 2:30 PM – lots 173 to 281

225 Vacheron Constantin Very Attractive and Sporty, Overseas, Automatic Wristwatch in Steel, With Box and Papers, Reference 42 040/423A

Estimate: € 7,000 –⁠ 14,000

Sold € 10,400

Model: Overseas
Reference: 42 040/423A
Case Material: Stainless Steel
Bracelet Material: Stainless Steel
Year: 1997
Movement: Automatic
Caliber: 1310
Case N°: 688 427
Movement N°: 856 457
Dimensions: 36 mm
Signed: Dial, Movement and Case
Accessories: Box, Warranty, Booklets, Additional Links and Bulletin de Marche

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 42 040 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 stainless steel and has a 36 mm case, the mid-size watch, which wears bigger thanks to the signature integrated bracelet. It is completed by 8 screws, “Overseas” logo on the case back that close the automatic movement and all the accessories like its original box, warranty, booklets and the certificate of the control test based on the movement. The Overseas historically has lived somewhat in the shadows of the Royal Oak and Nautilus, but with every passing day more and more collectors begin to appreciate it and its vastly complicated models in all their sophisticated, sporty, and uber-cool goodness.