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Introducing The Vacheron Constantin Historiques Cornes de Vache 1955 In Steel

Introducing The Vacheron Constantin Historiques Cornes de Vache 1955 In Steel

Speedy Take

In 2017, HODINKEE and Vacheron Constantin worked together on a watch that ended up being a reverberating accomplishment with gatherers. This was a steel variant of the Historiques Cornes de Vache 1955 chronograph – a mark model for Vacheron, in light of the reference 6087 from 1955. The exemplary shape and similarly exemplary, hand-wound, hand-completed Vacheron type 1142 – in view of the Lemania 2310 – made for an overpowering combination in valuable metals. Furthermore, in steel, the HODINKEE restricted version of 36 pieces sold out immediately. 

The unique reference 6087, from 1955.

Since at that point, the market for treated steel watches has exploded in an unprecedented style, and keeping in mind that a large part of the craving in the market is for tempered steel sports watches and sports-dress watches, high-grade hardened steel watches as a rule are in extraordinary demand in all cases. Vacheron’s decision to deliver the Cornes de Vache 1955 as a normal creation model in steel, at what is a generally congenial cost for a top-level chronograph from a top-level creator is a shrewd one. The steel Historiques Cornes de Vaches 1955 is being offered at $39,800, as opposed to the $54,000 cost of a similar watch in pink gold (and the more than $70,000 cost of comparable chronographs in valuable metals from a portion of Vacheron’s competitors).

The treated steel case is new, however the remainder of the watch is all that Vacheron fans and exemplary chronograph aficionados have consistently cherished about the Cornes de Vache. Case size is equivalent to the valuable metal models, at 38.5mm, and the dial holds the tachymeter scale found on the valuable metal models also (our restricted version had a pulsometer scale). Both the chronograph seconds and chronograph minutes hands are in blued steel, and the dial markers are 18k white gold with the red numerals on the seconds track giving an extra glimmer of color. 

Starting Thoughts

I would be exceptionally astonished if this rendition of the Cornes de Vache 1955 were something besides a runaway hit for Vacheron Constantin. While it’s just about as normal as relaxing for a company like Vacheron to make amazingly complex high complications, l ike the 65-day power save Twin Beat never-ending schedule , and furthermore to make valuable metal watches in both customary round shapes and quirky structures like that of the 1921, these allure not exclusively to genuinely deep pockets yet in addition genuinely explicit tastes. 

The Historiques Cornes de Vache 1955 in valuable metal is an incredibly raised watch, yet it is likewise more formal than not, and in gold or platinum addresses Genevan watchmaking at a clearly rich level. Obviously, at $39,800 it is positively, even in steel, still a lot of an extravagance watch, yet it is one that wears its fineness a touch all the more daintily. It is therefore not just a more available watch from a value viewpoint, however one with greater adaptability and with a broader allure. The gold and platinum forms truly exude such a grandee presence; they’re fragrant of the Old World and decent old cash. This isn’t an analysis even a perception; with the presentation of the watch in steel, we currently have a rendition of the Cornes de Vache 1955 accessible as a normal creation model with an unmistakably contemporary feel and allure, which forfeits nothing of its appeal to conventional fine watchmaking values as well. 

The Basics

Brand: Vacheron Constantin

Model: Historiques Cornes de Vache 1955 Chronograph

Reference Number: 5000H/000A-B582

Diameter: 38.50mm

Thickness: 10.90mm

Case Material: Stainless steel

Dial Color: Gray velvet completed opaline

Indexes: Applied 18k white gold

Water Resistance: 3 bar/30 meters

Strap/Bracelet: Dark earthy colored calf calfskin by Serapian of Milan (founded in 1928)

The Movement

Caliber: Vacheron Constantin 1142

Functions: Time; chronograph with 30 moment register

Diameter: 27.50mm

Thickness: 5.57mm

Power Reserve: 48 hours

Winding: Manual

Frequency: 21,600 vph

Jewels: 21

Additional Details: Horizontal grip, section wheel controlled; hand-got done with flanks cleaned and edges inclined on plates and extensions; decorated with round graining on the dial side and Côtes de Genève on the back; Geneva Seal

Valuing & Availability

Price: $39,800

Availability: Available now

Limited Edition: No; customary creation model

See the Historiques Cornes de Vache 1955 in steel at Vacheron-Constantin.com.

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