Vacheron Constantin is enriching its Historiques collection with a classic chronograph fitted with ‘cow-horn’ lugs. This contemporary interpretation of a legendary model created by Vacheron Constantin in 1955 features a central complication in line with the heritage of the Geneva-based Manufacture, the Historiques Cornes de vache 1955 is powered by hand-wound Caliber 1142, and housed in a 38.5 mmdiameter platinum case.
The timepiece bears the Hallmark of Geneva and is issued in an exclusive production run. It joins an exceptional collection dedicated to connoisseurs.
Named Cornes de vache 1955 because of its distinctively-shaped lugs, this chronograph has been reinterpreted in the spirit of the era in which it was first created, and joins the Historiques collection.
The new Historiques Cornes de vache 1955 is a contemporary interpretation of the first water-resistant and anti-magnetic chronograph presented by Vacheron Constantin some 60 years ago. With the functions of the chronograph and its classic construction with twin round push-pieces, the ‘cow-horn’ lugs give the watch a genuine stylistic identity that is the Vacheron Constantin signature.
The new 38mm Historiques Cornes de vache 1955 is housed in a 950 platinum case that is water resistant to 30 meters and features delicately polished ‘cow-horn’ lugs. The screwed-in caseback is fitted with a transparent sapphire crystal so as to admire its entirely hand decorated mechanical heart. The original layout of the 30-minute counter at 3 o’clock and small seconds at 9 o’clock is carefully reproduced on this reinterpreted version, while its more contemporary diameter ensures optimal readability of its functions.
The silver-toned opaline dial is punctuated by Roman numerals, applied hourmarkers and hands in 18-carat white gold, while the central seconds hand, the 30-minute counter hand and the tachometric scale feature a royal blue shade further enhancing the perfect legibility of its display. In addition to bearing the prestigious Hallmark of Geneva, the Historiques Cornes de vache 1955 chronograph also meets the many demanding criteria of th top-notch precision, durability and watchmaking expertise.
Fitted with two classic round push pieces, the Historiques Cornes de vache 1955 model houses an exceptional mechanical heart, hand-wound Caliber 1142, beating at a frequency of 3 Hz to ensure the improved precision of the chronograph matched by greater better shock resistance of the balance wheel. Endowed with a 48-hour power reserve, this movement comprising 164 entirely hand-decorated movements drives displays of the hours, minutes, small seconds and central chronograph seconds, complemented by a 30-minute counter. Like the other new chronograph movements by Vacheron Constantin, the column-wheel screw is shaped like the Maltese cross that has become the emblem of the Manufacture.
The watch comes on a dark blue alligator leather strap with a platinum 950 buckle.
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