Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Historiques Cornes De Vache 1955

Courtesy of Vacheron Constantin

This is a BEAUTIFUL chronograph!  This is a new release from the folks at Vacheron, the Historiques Cornes De Vache 1955.

The name "Cornes De Vache" is apparently attributable to the shape of the lugs.  These are per a few Google translations - "cow horns".

The case is of platinum and measures (in my feeling) a much more respectable 38.5 mm in diameter.  The case back features a sapphire crystal display, all the better to view and appreciate the manually-wound Calibre 1142.  

The column-wheel chronograph provides a 30 minute counter at 3 o'clock.
Courtesy of Vacheron Constantin
Hours, minutes, seconds (at 9 o'clock) and a column-wheel chronograph (30 minute counter).

Here are the full details, straight from Vacheron -


Historiques Cornes de vache 1955

Hallmark of Geneva certified timepiece 


Developed and manufactured by Vacheron Constantin

Mechanical, manual-winding27.5 mm (12’’’) diameter, 5.6 mm thick Approximately 48 hours of power reserve 3Hz (21,600 vibrations/hour)
164 components
21 jewels


Hours, minutes
Small seconds at 9 o'clock

Column-wheel chronograph (30-minute counter)

Platinum 950
38.5 mm diameter, 10.9 mm thick

Transparent sapphire crystal caseback
Water-resistance tested at a pressure of 3 bar (approx. 30 meters) 


Silvered opaline center with sun-brushed external zone (minute- track and tachometer scale)
18K white gold applied hour-markers


Dark blue Mississippiensis alligator leather with alligator leather inner shell, hand-stitched, saddle-finish, large square scales


Platinum 950 buckle
Polished half Maltese cross-shaped 

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