New Crocodile band for Overseas- Red Stitching???

I purchased a brand new Overseas last week and after ordering I realized I wanted a croc band. I was informed by my dealer that Vacheron was releasing a band for the watch, but that it would have red stitching. Does anyone know if this is the first of many, or is this going to be the only choice? Please tell me there will be more options as I hate to sell the watch and take a beating.

the croc band with red stiching will only be for a limited edition
10/27/2007 - 20:06

verseas which you will be the first to see here on The Hour Lounge but can't talk about it yet, but believe me it is a damn cool watch!

I don't have more information but I do believe that straps (leather and rubber) will be available for the Overseas models but not until 2008.

by the way, the stiching is more a dark orange rather than red (nt)
10/27/2007 - 20:49


Re: by the way, the stiching is more a dark orange rather than red (nt
10/28/2007 - 10:55

Hi Alex,

Can you tell us more about the design and movement of the new limited ed. OS? Am interested to get one. Thanks!

can't say more yet but the info should be available very soon (nt)
10/28/2007 - 17:19


Looking forward to pictures, is there
10/28/2007 - 16:40

a date when you may have pics and when they plan on the release. Had a milgauss once with the black dial red lettering and I put on a black band with red stitching and it looked spectacular.

I should have the info sometime this month. That Milgaus must have
10/28/2007 - 17:20

looked spectacular!!

Re: New Crocodile band for Overseas- Red Stitching???
10/28/2007 - 13:58

Alex, do you have some pictures of this limited edition crocodile band please (not a teaser einh!!  LooL)?

I have never seen it!

Thanks ^^

oh yes Alex pretty please can we have a sneak preview?? :-)
10/28/2007 - 15:50

patience young jedi :-) (nt)
10/28/2007 - 17:20


tss tss, You are making mysteries again Alex! :-D (nt)
10/28/2007 - 17:47


call me Darth...
10/29/2007 - 01:43 you know I'm an investment banker, which means I chose the Dark Side...

LOL good one but it could have been worse, you could have been a
10/29/2007 - 16:04


One question, Alex
10/29/2007 - 11:15

I have learned not to rush you on the OS subject. Am waiting patiently...

I would like to know, though, whether the new OS leather/rubber strap will fit, in any way, the Royal Eagle line. I remember the converstaion we were having on the Lounge the other day. Now I'm thinking you were quite right - a rubber strap would make a great addition to my Royal Eagle and turn it into an elegant sports watch...  

A strap made for the Overseas would not fit the Malte Tonneau since
10/29/2007 - 16:07

the lugs are not the same. The Overseas has a kind of indention on the lug where normally the links are attached and you would need a strap with a U sape.

The only solution I can see is getting a non VC rubber strap, what would really look cool would be a Kevlar strap on your watch!!

I totally agree with you Alex...
10/29/2007 - 16:13

You are a man of a true taste

Thank you Radek :-) takes one to know one :-)
10/29/2007 - 16:43

one more thing...
10/29/2007 - 16:21

I cut my last post short...

Non VC accessories don't work for me. I will just wait for a VC rubber or Kevlar strap.

One more question, Alex, if you don't mind.

Recently I have ordered a couple of straps and a buckle at my AD. Straps arrived OK but the buckle was a mess. I specifically ordered a stainless steel pin buckle (regular tang buckle) for my Royal Eagle. They said Ok and when it arrived it turned out to be the very same deployant clasp. Does VC make stainless steel pin buckles at all?



hmm good question. I don't think VC has a steel pin buckle on its
10/29/2007 - 16:42

catalogue as its only non Overseas steel watch is the Malte Tonneau Chronograph which comes only with deployant. A solution would be searching the internet (ebay is a solution) where you could find a vintage steel buckle.

I will stick to the deployant then...
10/29/2007 - 22:50

although I do not find it very comfortable. It just simply unclasps sometimes and you have no control over it :-(

I could care less, Alex. Nope, not interested at all!
10/29/2007 - 15:35

Well, if begging doesn't work, I thought I'd try some "reverse-psychology" on our Jefe.

On second thought, a gun pointed to the head might be more convincing... 

...Now where was that phone book with my list of Yakuza connections....


:-) Kazumi you don't even need to threaten me, I'm a lawyer remeber
10/29/2007 - 16:10

that? Just send me a 6 digit figure on my Cayman Island account and you will recieve a photo in a brown enveloppe withi 48 hours :-)

6-digit figures, Cayman Islands account, and brown envelope...
10/30/2007 - 00:58

6-digit figures, Cayman Islands account, brown envelope...   Sounds to detailed to be made up!

Anyway, now I know how our Don finances his horological hobbies.

You should go into politics next Alex.  Then your journey to the dark side will be complete...