A curvaceous chronograph from Vacheron Constantin

The Historiques Cornes de Vache is based on a 1955 design

Vacheron Constantin platinum Historiques Cornes de Vache 1955 on alligator strap, £64,800
Vacheron Constantin platinum Historiques Cornes de Vache 1955 on alligator strap, £64,800

The most readily identifiable feature of this Vacheron Constantin watch, modelled on a design from 1955, is the curvaceous design of the lugs: they look – as the timepiece’s name, Historiques Cornes de Vache 1955 (£64,800), suggests – like miniature cow horns.

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“The Cornes de Vache is quite faithful to the original,” says Vacheron’s artistic director Christian Selmoni, but he is at pains to point out that the diameter on this hand-wound chronograph is a little bigger than that of the 35mm original. “We wanted a piece with strong vintage content, but did not want a replica of the 1955,” he says, adding that by choosing a Lemania CH27 movement Vacheron Constantin went beyond today’s strong vintage trend, while paying meaningful tribute to the company’s heritage.

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