If you're reading this, you would probably already know how well-regarded the VC Overseas is. While the watch has a lot going for it, one of the key selling points was the extremely thoughtful design of the strap attachment system - you can easily switch between different straps and the bracelet (in seconds and without tools!) with their proprietary quick change system. But being a proprietary system, that meant that you had to get straps only through Vacheron Constantin - good if you prefer to stick with OEM, but not so good for your wallet. There wasn't any viable alternatives on the market, until now.
Our VCO Ready Stock straps are made with a taper to 18mm at the buckle width, instead of the typical 20mm for the OEM VCO straps. This provides a more elegant tapering that is better suited for leather straps, although it does mean that you cannot use the OEM VCO Deployant Clasp with these straps. However, you can still add our standard deployant clasp to be used with these straps.
Chevre leather from Alran tannery is most often used in small leather goods. The beauty of Alran Chevre is in the texture and grain. It has a slight pebbled texture that is very smooth to the touch, making any product immediately look luxurious. Compared to Epsom, the pebbled surface on Chevre is formed naturally from the raw goat leather and the tanning process, and not embossed on. It also has finer pebbled grain patterns compared to Epsom, and is slightly shiny. Similar to Epsom, Chevre also has very strong water and scratch-resistant properties.
Beautiful color! The orange compliments the blue dial so well.
I gave it a 4 star, as the fitment is very stiff. I thought it did not fit, but after some hard work I did get on the lugs. It should be fine and I emailed customer service and said they test every strap connector before shipping.