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Vacheron Constantin - Historiques Cornes de vache 1955 in Steel

As part of its Historiques collection, Vacheron Constantin presented a steel version of its “Cornes de vache” model, the Maison’s first water-resistant chronograph launched in 1955 renowned for the distinctive cow horn-like lugs.


Aesthetically faithful to the original, the Historiques Cornes de vache 1955 reissue has been adapted to current watchmaking standards and comes after two first reissues in platinum in 2015 and pink gold in 2016.

The original reference 6087 model featured a 35 mm-diameter round case in yellow gold and  was powered by the hand-wound Caliber 492, protected against magnetism by a soft iron cage

The 38.5 mm stainless steel case is water-resistant to 30 metres / 100 feet and houses the hand-wound chronograph Calibre 1142, beating at 21,600 vibrations per hour and offering with a 48-hour power reserve.



Entirely bevelled and hand-decorated, this 164-component movement can be admired through the transparent sapphire crystal caseback framed by a ten-sided bezel.

The timekeeping functions include small seconds as well as chronograph functions with a central seconds hand and minutes counter appearing on a grey velvet - finish opaline dial, embellished with two snailed counters and a white counter.


The crafting of the strap in patinated dark brown calf leather was entrusted to the traditional Milanese leather goods Maison Serapian, founded in 1928, which has thus undertaken its first collaborative endeavour with Vacheron Constantin.

The price of the Vacheron Constantin Historiques Cornes de vache 1955 (ref. 5000H/000A-B582) has a price of Euro 42,300. vacheron-constantin.com

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  1. Love this watch but the price looks too high for a steel model. My impression is that VC intentionally increased its prices to reposition itself higher than competitors.

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    1. Well, Vacheron Constantin has never been really cheap! ;)

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