Vacheron Overseas Chronograph Blue Panda Limited Edition
I understand that VC originally launched this watch, in late 2018, following the refurbishment of their Zürich boutique. The boutique is at 38 Bahnhofstrasse and so there are 38 pieces for the chronograph and the time/date model. Although this model was launched for the Zürich boutique, it is (or was (I am not sure how many are left)) available through the other boutiques. I recently sourced mine through the great VC boutique in London.
The panda has a sunburst silver dial and mat blue chronograph sub-dials, together with navy blue minutes and seconds rings. It’s not as vibrant as the usual lacquered blue dial but the combination of the silver sunburst and the mat and navy blue make it very smart looking and interesting. My pictures don’t do it justice - the dial is much more “alive” in real life!
This is my first VC and I am very impressed. It wears well, it’s got real presence, the finishing of the case and movement is superb and it winds incredibly smoothly. To my mind it’s easily equivalent to the Nautilus and Royal Oak, plus it has the interchangeable straps, micro adjustment of the bracelet, it is protected against magnetism and it is more waterproof that it’s competitors.