Firstly, thanks for such an excellant forum. I've been eagerly reading through the posts over the last few days, and there really is a wealth of information here.
I purchased a pave cased egerie for my wife last year and have decided that it is high time I got a Vacheron as well. I'm leaning towards a Malte Chrono (ref 47120) in Rose gold, but I'm running into a couple of issues regarding the strap.
I first saw the watch about 18 months ago, and I'm certain that it had a cognac colored SHINY croc strap (the strap was original as well, not a Camille Fournot). I went to see a chrono today and it had a plain brown MATT croc strap. I know matt croc is very popular at the moment , but I'm just not a fan.
Could someone tell me if Vacheron have changed the 'standard' strap that this watch comes with.
My second question relates to the strap buckle. Is it possible to purchase a rose gold deployment clasp for the watch (are there different sizes of clasp & will it require a new watch strap). A rough price indication of the clasp would also be really helpful.
Many Thanks in advance for any insights