i see, mine was produced VIT020111, so i guess its january of 2011. it has the textured leather unlike what i see in other peoples. see link of what i mean by smooth texture leather. notice how mine has wrinkles.Just checked mine was produced in 2010, I avoided tax by having it shipped to CA. In comparison mine also has the corner protectors, I'll post pics in the AM.
Initials?? how much does it cost?? i was thinking of bringing my bag to barneys to get them to send to france for customization probably some time next year.qaz mine looks just like the second one you posted with the smooth leather. I have initials on the flap where you watermarked.