Launched at about the same time as the US limited edition Overseas in late 2007 it exists in 100 pieces in steel and 30 in rose gold.
I like the color combination alot and a VC with a chocolate dial and red markers isn't something you see very often. The Malte Tonneau (as it is now called) was always a bit strange to me (no offense to those who like and or own a model) but I found that VC was trying something new with the case but had kept highly conservative dials, it seemed to me that they were not going all the way.
However when the Malte Tonneau models had a face lift and the printed numerlas on the dial were replaced by applied numerals I found the change refreshing and much nicer. Each rule has its exception and I really like the chrono especially in steel with the grey dial.
This US edition is one I wouldn't mind strapping on my wrist