Introducing: The Vacheron Constantin Historiques "Cornes de Vache 1955," A Stunning Hand-Wound Chronograph Launching At Watches And Wonders
We covered the Harmony Collection at its launch obviously, and like a ton of guests to the SIHH we were truly energized by what we saw including the Grand Complication Rattrapante and the charming Harmony Chronograph with the all new type 3300. Yet, we likewise cherished the way that the Vacheron type 1142 was available in the new Harmony Collection also – but at a size, and with adornment as jewels on the bezel, that unmistakably showed the firm saw it as a complicated watch basically for female clients.
However Vacheron Constantin has recently declared a watch they’ll be uncovering at Watches and Wonders interestingly: the Les Historiques Cornes de Vache 1955 chronograph, in a 38.5mm platinum case, 10.9 mm thick. This is a totally exemplary two-register dress chronograph in a pitch-amazing size, and as we referenced, in light of a lovely uncommon model, the reference 6087. That reference was created for a few years and just 36 were made: 26 in yellow gold, eight in pink gold, and two in platinum. “Cornes de Vache” signifies “horns of a cow” pretty much, which is a much more richly graphic term than the standard thing “tear carries.” Christie’s had one final June that pounded for $40,000. The part notes notice that this was really the last chronograph reference VC made until 1989.
We’ll be detailing live on the Les Historiques Cornes de Vache 1955 from Watches and Wonders and meanwhile, here are the specs. No word on valuing yet.
The Historiques Cornes de Vache 1955, reference 5000H/000P-B058. Development, type 1142; hand wound, 27.5 mm x 5.6 mm, 48 hour power hold; 21,600 vph/3 hertz. Free-sprung, movable mass offset with Breguet overcoil. Case 950 platinum, water opposition 3 bar; 38.5 mm x 109 mm. Tie, dim blue croc with platinum buckle.