Editor’s Note: Vacheron Constantin has just announced a new, pink gold version of its distinctive Cornes de Vache 1955 chronograph. The platinum model released at Watches & Wonders last year was a real stand-out – elegant in every way – though I have to say I think I prefer the luxe gold tones of this version. But for now, let’s take another look at our video review of the platinum.
One of the most elegant watches released at Watches & Wonders was the Historiques Cornes de Vache 1955 from Vacheron Constantin. The distinguished maison had an impressive run of hits last year, starting with their Harmony collection and hitting a high note with the staggering Ref. 57260. But while these announcements showcase the brand’s innovations, this model speaks directly to the past – particularly Vacheron’s highly regarded chronographs. The Cornes de Vache 1955 is inspired by one of their most prized vintage models – a very limited watch (only 36 were made) dating from 1955. Vacheron Constantin has maintained the essence of the watch, with a manual winding two register chronograph and the distinctive ‘cow-horn’ shaped lugs that give the watch its name. And the best news is that this platinum beauty isn’t a limited edition, though its limited annual production and an RRP of $104,000 Aussie dollars means that it’s still a very exclusive watch.